Category: Roofing

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Managing Field Technicians: How Technology Lowers Risk

As a service business owner, you often have no idea what your field technicians are doing out in the field. Driving company cars, handling expensive equipment, and serving customers, your field technicians are out of sight but definitely not out of mind. Since you can’t follow them to every job, how do you set your...

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Comparing Angie’s List, Home Advisor, Thumbtack, and Yelp for Service Contractors

Over the last decade, a new wave of consumer-driven agencies such as Angie’s List, Home Advisor, Yelp, and Thumbtack have popped up across the Internet. Their sole existence is to match a consumer with the right service contractor that provides a service or product he or she needs. Although the concept is simple, don’t look for...

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How to Navigate Roofing Insurance Claims

As a roofing contractor, you are often the first phone calThe Role of Mortgagel a homeowner makes after they’ve witnessed the devastation of their property after a storm or fire.  In the midst of the chaos, you are the one who has to deal with an emotional client and a fact-finding insurance adjustor at the...

Equipment For Roofing Contractors: 10 Tools To Get Started

Keep this equipment in mind when you are preparing to start your roofing business. Here are the basics of the equipment necessary to get started in the roofing business. 1. Ladder This is the most essential of tools. You will need a ladder that extends 30 to 40 ft. allowing you to access a roof...

The Advantages Of Getting Your Competitors’ Quotes

The adage “keep your friends close and your enemies even closer” may be more true in business now than it ever was. Knowing what your competitors charge for the same project can give you the edge you need to inch ahead. Rest assured they already have done their homework on what your prices are, making...

Home Office Tax Deductions For Service Contractors

When it comes to doing taxes as a contractor, you want every opportunity to get the most deductions as possible. If you are working out of a home office, you are entitled to many tax deductions that will help you as you prepare your taxes for the next year. Your home office must be exclusive...

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Drones Are Changing The Roofing Industry

A few years ago little flying machines started popping up all across America capturing photos and videos of just about everything from local events to neighborhood birthday parties. Affectionately known as drones, the technology slowly found its way into various industries, and became a useful tool for a broad range of applications. For residential and...

Referral Marketing for Service Contractors: Finding Your First 100 Customers

With the right referral marketing plan, however, you can quickly turn that first customer in to the first 100 and then 1,000. By using the trust you build on an individual level with those first-quarter customers, you’ll develop a bulletproof reputation that will translate into guaranteed business. By creating the proper incentives and using the...

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Alternative Marketing Methods for Contracting Businesses

Marketing is a crowded space, and getting the word out about your contracting business among a sea of competitors, media conglomerates, and general noise is hard. Customers are ad-adverse, and in the digital space they often expect free content or incentives in exchange for their attention. As a service business, your job is even harder....