gutter protection system

The Importance of Strong Mounting Brackets for a Gutter Protection System

Can your recommended gutter protection system withstand up to 22 inches of rain per hour? By Chelsea Welsh The mounting brackets on a gutter guard system need to be strong enough to handle three crucial responsibilities: Provide support for your existing gutters. Keep the gutter guards securely attached to your system in all kinds of… Read More

tax deductions

Tax Deductions for the Self-Employed

There are many expenses that the self-employed can deduct at tax time. By Steve Shapiro If you’re self-employed, you work hard to build your business and satisfy your clients. Your biggest client to make happy might just be the IRS. Here is what you should know about making sure that Uncle Sam is getting his… Read More

differentiate

How Your Great Performance is Hurting You – Part 2

To differentiate yourself in the marketplace so you can earn a higher margin with lower hassle projects you need to do more. By Greg Hayne (To read Part 1 of this series, click here.) In Part 1 we outlined some of the behaviors present in the culture of many roofing companies. These behaviors are some… Read More

differentiating

How Your Great Performance is Hurting You – Part 1

Your great performance culture may actually be preventing you from differentiating your roofing business in the marketplace. By Greg Hayne In today’s marketplace, contractors are looking for ways for differentiating themselves. Everybody says they want better quality work: work which has higher margins, lower hassle factor, or even better, both. Have you heard the phrase: “When… Read More

Anniversary Rating Date

Elimination of the Anniversary Rating Date Rule

The Anniversary Rating Date (ARD), a source of confusion for many employers, is being eliminated as of May 1, 2017. By Rob Foote The National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. (NCCI) is eliminating the anniversary rating date (ARD) rule on May 1, 2017. The ARD is defined as the effective month and day of a… Read More

eSign

5 Reasons You Need to be Using eSignatures

eSignatures will play an important role in the future of your business. By AccuLynx Note: this blog first appeared on AccuLynx’s blog and the original article can be accessed here. The use of smartphones and tablets by contractors continues to grow. Taking photos, viewing proposals and using roof visualizers have all helped contractors operate more… Read More

contracts

Liquidated Damages Provisions in Construction Contracts

Even if it appears that the liquidated damages are proper, the prudent contractor will not accept the assessment at face value because there are many ways to defeat a liquidated damages clause. By Trent Cotney Liquidated damages are a fact of life in modern construction contracting. However, even if your contract contains this provision and the… Read More

online reputation

Protect Your Online Reputation

Online reviews are important and contractors should pay attention to what customers are saying in order to resolve any issues from unrealistic customers. Not every customer is one that you necessarily want to do business with. In some cases, homeowners can be downright unreasonable and nothing the contractor does to appease them will ever be… Read More

metal roofing misconceptions

5 Common Misconceptions with Metal Roofing Introduction

Learn more about those metal roofing misconceptions and download the free e-book. By Stealthbond Truth be told, metal roofs eclipse conventional roofing materials – slate, wood, asphalt, etc. – for a variety of reasons. Their longevity, lightweight variety, fire resistance, ability to conduct heat (helping you save energy needed for A/C), and minimal roof pitch… Read More