operations

Operations Preparedness for the Roofing Season

The roofing season is underway – is your business ready? The snow is disappearing and the spring storms are hitting throughout the hail belt.  Is your roofing company ready?  Are your operations, production and service teams prepared and armed to make the most of a year that will most likely show large backlogs? Technology is… Read More

cool roofing

Hot Topics in Cool Roofing

Study shows that cool roofing doesn’t always need to be white in order to perform. This article was originally published by DECRA and the full version can be accessed here. Do cool roofs need to be white in order to be classified as cool? Cool roofs are classified by their reflectivity and emissivity rates and… Read More

roof inspection

Safety First in Flat Roof Inspection and Repair

Regular inspection is the key to roof performance but remember to have a safety plan in place before getting started. By MBTechnology Most roofs last for years and are not given a second thought until a problem arises. No roof lasts forever and after years of protecting a building from the elements, it’s inevitable that… Read More

building permits

Common Building Permit Application Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Making a mistake on a building permit can lead to costly consequences for contractors. This article was first published on Scout Services’ blog. The original full post can be viewed here. Applying for building permits is a standard activity for many contractors and the typical cost associated with permits can run anywhere from $200 to… Read More

metal roofing

Metal Roofing Grows to 11 Percent Residential Market Share

Between 2014 and 2015 alone the demand for metal roofing increased from 11.7 million squares to 17.7 million squares. By Magan Jenkins, Stealthbond The residential metal roofing market has been growing steadily every year, rising from a meager 3.7 percent share in 1998 to an 11 percent share in 2015. Between 2014 and 2015 alone… Read More

roof resiliency

What is Building and Roof Resiliency?

Building and roof resiliency is their ability to adapt to changing conditions and withstand and recover quickly. By Metal-Era Studies following Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Gulf Coast hard in August of 2005, showed that lax enforcement of building codes led to an increased number of damaged buildings, structural losses and property claims. At $41… Read More

marketing

Three Ways to Improve Marketing your Business Digitally

Digital reach and online marketing are necessary to continue driving leads for your business. By Allied Building Products Having a digital presence on the internet is critical to generating leads for your business and contractors need to make sure that they are standing out from the crowd in order for customers to easily find them… Read More

closed cell spray foam

Why Closed Cell Spray Foam is the Best Option for Commercial Roofing

Closed cell spray foam roofing applications have improved over time and proven their longevity. By SprayWorks Equipment Group It’s no surprise that roofs get beat up the most, compared to any other part of a building. Structurally, if the roof is not built with a strong application, the result can be disastrous. Spray Foam is… Read More

Cyper Risk

Escalation of Cyber Attacks in 2017

It is predicted that the risk of cyber attacks will increase in 2017 and your roofing business could be at risk of financial loss, disruption or damage to your reputation as a result. By: Rob Foote, Roofing Risk Advisers According to a recent report from Experian, a global information services group, businesses can expect to… Read More

understanding software

Who Owns the Software?

Understanding Roofing Software By Dwight Gunnarson, Contractors Cloud Here are key questions you should ask about your roofing software ownership. Is the company founded & operated by industry experts? We know the pain points and we want you to succeed. As opposed to the other programs, we strive to be your technical partner in your success…. Read More