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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2020 Email Marketing Trends For Contractors

Email is a great marketing tool to keep in touch with both current and prospective customers. It provides an opportunity for your business to stay top-of-mind when a homeowner needs a pro. Email can even help to provide promotions and deals easily to your list.

Like any digital marketing tool, trends change quickly. Even as a contractor, it’s a good idea to stay up-to-date on the latest marketing trends. Here’s what you need to know about email marketing to make 2020 your best year yet. CONTINUE READING

What To Do When You Don’t Win The Job

We talk a lot about tips to help you win the job and hopefully, you find them useful. But the fact is, you may not win every lead you receive. Of course, you should always approach a lead with your best foot forward, but ultimately, it’s the customer’s decision of who to hire.

This can, of course, be upsetting for anyone. But instead of getting mad, use the situation to learn and grow your business. It can help you to gain even more jobs in the future! Here are a few tips you can use when you don’t win the job. CONTINUE READING

7 Apps You Should Be Using For Your Business

Let’s be honest, our smartphones are always with us. They’ve been integrated into many areas of our life, changing the way we communicate and socialize. But did you know that it can also be one of the best tools in your toolbox when it comes to your contracting business? If you haven’t already, it’s time to start using your phone to help your business grow.

It’s likely you have some apps on your phone already that make your life easier. From weather forecasts to connecting on social media, there is truly an app for everything, including different aspects of your business. See what apps are important for your business and what can make your life easier as a contractor.

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Photography Tips To Improve Your Portfolio

If you’re looking for new ways to win more jobs, consider brushing up on your photography skills. This may seem like a daunting task for some, but quality photos can really help increase your chance of getting more business.

You don’t need high-priced specialty equipment to get the perfect shot. If you have an up-to-date smartphone, you can easily get a few accessories and make a few changes to get beautiful images to use on your website or CraftJack portfolio. If you’re ready to get the most out of your job site pictures, here are a few photography tips to improve your portfolio. CONTINUE READING

What To Include In Your Electrical Estimate

Electrical is a highly-specialized trade that homeowners call on often. If you’re an electrical pro, you’ve been trained in your work and understand the importance of doing the job right. Part of the work is providing customers with a great estimate that can help you win the job.

When customers are looking to hire an electrical pro, the estimate you provide can make a difference in winning the job or not. A well-written estimate can set you apart. If you’re wondering how you can improve, here are a few tips on what to include in your electrical estimate. CONTINUE READING

How Loyal Customers Can Help Your Business Grow

When you think of ways to grow your business, what comes to mind? Maybe an increase in your marketing budget or discovering new ways to generate leads? The truth is, your loyal customers can be one of the biggest factors when it comes to business growth.

Customer loyalty is a great way to generate new business as well as find new opportunities. If you’re not spending time creating loyal customers, you could be missing out. Here’s how loyal customers can help your business grow and what you can do to build those relationships. CONTINUE READING

What To Include In Your Roofing Estimate

As a contractor, you’ll find that estimates are a very important part of your job. They can help the customer better understand what they should expect from your services and how to best budget for the project. But budgets aren’t as simple as walking through a home and throwing out a number. 

From materials needed to time spent on the job, roofers have plenty to think about when it comes to preparing a proper estimate. If you’re a roofing professional, here’s a look at what you need to include in your roofing estimate.

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2018 Construction Forecast

A new year is here. You’ve likely taken time to look back at the areas you’ve succeeded this year and where there are still opportunities to improve. It’s time to now look towards the future. It’s likely 2018 will bring new changes to the industry.

Last year, we predicted slow growth in the construction industry. This year, we’re expected to see more steady growth as well as a boost in the remodeling industry. Here’s what you need to know going into the new year and how you can prepare your business. CONTINUE READING

What Licenses Do Roofing Pros Need In Florida

Pros in any trade should be aware of the rules and regulations in their state to effectively do the job. For roofing contractors, navigating what the state requirements are can be tricky. Sometimes, the job can be challenging and you must be educated about safety requirements. For that reason, it’s important to know what your state requires.

For roofing contractors in Florida, you must have a license to perform work on anyone’s home or business. Here’s what you need to know about your Florida roofing business license. CONTINUE READING