Understanding your attic ventilation options can lead to higher quality roof system installations, which in turn boosts your business and helps keep your customers happy. Sounds like an all-around win, right? Fortunately, installing the right attic ventilation options can be a bit simpler when you know how to calculate the proper amount of ventilation and choose the right products for the job.
Many homeowners don't know that the unsightly black or brown stains they see on their roofs are typically due to blue-green algae. They tend to think that it's simply dirt, and that there's little that can be done to prevent it. But when educated, many homeowners may want to invest in products with algae fighting technology. This will help them better maintain their roofs, while also helping you expand your offerings.
Being a contractor means inevitably having to deal with the occasional callback, but that doesn't mean there aren't things you can do to prevent them.Callback prevention doesn't just mean trying to do better on any one particular job, though—the best way to prevent callbacks is to make business-wide changes in how you train and oversee employees. It may seem like a daunting task, but learning to prevent callbacks is worth the effort. Fewer callbacks mean more money saved, better worker morale, and a more positive company reputation.
Many states are beginning to fully or partially reopen after COVID-19 brought the economy to a halt. However, if you're ready to get back to work and begin serving customers again, there are several guidelines you need to consider to keep yourself, your employees, and your customers safe.
For many roofing contractors, referrals generate the best business leads. But how much do you know about one of the most widespread forms of referrals: online reviews?You can boost your roofing reputation management by gathering, responding to, and sharing online reviews. Many business owners think of reviews as something outside of their control, but the truth is, you have the power to make online reviews work for you. Read on to learn how.
When you own a business, every minute counts. Inefficiencies can lead to wasted time or mistakes that slow down your sales cycle and impact your revenue.That's why using the right technology is so important. From appointment schedulers to cost estimating software, there are several digital tools for contractors that can help you manage your sales process more effectively.
Often, when a homeowner calls you for a roof repair or replacement, time is of the essence. Maybe their roof suffered storm damage, or they're selling their home, or they've found a leak that's damaging their ceiling. Whatever the reason, these time-sensitive requests require contractors who can quickly provide a roof proposal and get to work.
As social distancing eases up little by little around the country, it's time to think about getting back to work. For some contractors, that means tackling the long list of jobs that were delayed while social distancing was in effect.
How do you pick the right attic vent? The first step is to check out this 60-second video and learn about the 1:300 rule, the difference between intake and exhaust ventilation, and why proper ventilation is so important to get right.To help calculate your attic ventilation needs, visit GAF Ventilation Calculator.
Sometimes success requires hitting the pavement—literally.This is especially true when you're running your own contracting business. Even in the digital age, door-to-door canvassing remains effective. Canvassing allows you to get out into the community, meet people, share your story, and understand how you can help homeowners solve some of the challenges they face.
Speed is king in residential roof installation, but it can come at the expense of quality. Without taking steps to maintain quality, "the fastest roof is typically the one that will cost contractors the most," stated Guillaume Bailly, Senior Training Manager, Canada for the GAF Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence (CARE). This is because poor quality leads to callbacks, reduced reputation, and lost profit over time.
Gary Kearns of Kearns Brothers Inc, a GAF Master Elite Contractor serving the Dearborn, Michigan, area, discusses how his company's early adoption of GAF tools — including GAF SmartMoney and GAF Project — helped his company be prepared to serve customers remotely, offer financing options, and rise to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.View more social distancing resources from GAF.