Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Top Exterior House Color Schemes

If you’re considering selling your home or are ready to improve your curb appeal, there’s plenty you can do to make your home beautiful. A major change could be changing the color of your home.

However, it’s not a decision you’ll want to make lightly. An exterior paint job is an investment that can change the entire look of your home for good. Choosing the right colors can sometimes be the most difficult part of any paint project. To help, here are a few suggestions on the best exterior house colors.

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Leads Deconstructed: Getting To Yes

So you’ve evaluated the project and created the estimate for the homeowner. Next is the follow-up. The goal here is to have one last pitch ready to close the sale. However, often times, contractors may receive pushback on specific aspects of the project. It’s you’re job to work with them to help them overcome their fears and objections.

Homeowner concerns come in all different forms; sometimes it’s about timing and other times it may be about cost. Here are a few ways you can respond to common homeowner objections.

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Homeowner Trust 101

The relationship between a contractor and a homeowner is more than just getting the job done. A good contractor will work to not only give them a great service but also put their fears at ease by increasing homeowner trust.

Homeowner trust is key when it comes to gaining repeat customers. It’s a great way to create repeat customers and positive reviews. In the next few week’s we’ll be sharing a few tips and best practices to earn homeowner trust.

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Responding To Disaster Relief

When you turn on the news, it’s easy to learn more about the many natural disasters that have occurred in the last year. From hurricanes to severe thunderstorms, natural disasters have left many areas of the country wrecked and in need of assistance.

Contractors are in great demand when disaster strikes, not just to help with clean up but to help neighborhoods rebuild. If you live near an area that’s gone through a natural disaster or a pro who’s willing to help, here are a few ways you can use your skills for good.

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Where To Find Contractor Jobs

As a contractor, you’re always on the lookout for new jobs. Sometimes this may come easy, but other times, it may be more difficult to locate homeowners looking for your services. However, it’s a job that must be done so your business can be successful.

Regardless of the season, you might be wondering where you can find contractor jobs. The truth is, you can easily find leads near you. Here are a few ideas on where you can find contractor jobs.

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Roofing Industry Trends

As a roofing contractor, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on trends in your industry. While business may remain steady, every year there are new changes in the industry that can impact your work.

Staying on top of what’s happening in your industry can help you prepare for customer demands. Current roofing trends can also reveal new, safe, and economic ways to get the job done. Here are a few of the top roofing industry trends you should know.

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Business Tips For Roofing Contractors

For roofing pros, there’s a lot to navigate when you’re a business owner. While you must be skilled in your trade, you should also be an expert at marketing, sales and administration.

While that seems like a lot of work, owning your own roofing business is rewarding and has plenty of benefits. If you’re looking to become a better roofing business owner, we have a few tips that can help.

Are you looking to grow your roofing business? Sign up with CraftJack today to start receiving leads from homeowners looking for roofing pros in your area.

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What Licenses Do Roofing Pros Need In Illinois?

Unlike some other trades, the roofing industry has specific standards designed to keep contractors and homeowners safe. Laws and licensing requirements vary state to state, which can make it tough for roofers to navigate what they actually need for their business.

For roofing contractors in Illinois, the answer is straightforward: a roofing license is needed to work in the state. However, the process for obtaining a license and the right permits for a project can be confusing. To help you out, we’ve created a short guide to help you figure out what licenses Illinois roofing pros need and how to get them.

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7 Podcasts Every Pro Should Listen To

In any career, it’s important to never stop learning. It’s especially important if you are a small business owner in a trade. There are new tips and techniques you can easily utilize to boost your business and management ability.

Business owners may shy away from continuing education because of the investment of both time and money. However, there are plenty of options available that are budget-friendly and are easy to follow in any schedule. One way is through podcasts, which you can easily find on any topic you’re interested in. There are many podcasts available to choose from and at little or no cost. To help you find the best ones, here are a few recommendations.

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Trade Organizations Window & Door Pros Need To Know

In the competitive landscape of the window and doors industry, it’s more important than ever to make the right connections to grow your network. Connecting with trade organizations is a good way to find other pros and educate yourself further in your trade.

But when searching for organizations and associations, it may seem overwhelming if you don’t know where to look. We’ve put together this helpful list of trade organizations to help you decide how you can take the next step in furthering your business.

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