How Can Roofers Manage Their Roofing Business During Hurricane Season?

The devastation caused by Hurricane Ian has been catastrophic, with 100 casualties and around $50 billion in insured losses. As of Thursday, 202,000 homes and businesses have no power and are facing extensive roof damage that warrants immediate replacement. Many businesses are struggling to sustain themselves and are in need of affordable, fast, top-quality roof installation, so this serves as an excellent opportunity for roofing installation businesses.

As a roofing construction business in the Florida area, you know all too well the destructive impact of hurricanes. The aftermath can be devastating, leaving businesses struggling to find reliable assistance for replacing damaged roofs. The clock is ticking, and the next hurricane could be just around the corner.

So how can you streamline something as complex as repairing a hurricane-damaged roof? That's where SubcontractorHub comes in. Our comprehensive platform provides all the information and resources you need to tackle roof repairs quickly and efficiently, especially during hurricane season. In this blog, we'll delve deeper into how SubcontractorHub can help your business stay ahead of the storm and make a difference in your community.

Take Measurements With an Aerial Roof Design Tool

Roof design tool

It may be difficult or impossible for your team to measure some roofs damaged by Hurricane Ian. Fortunately, sales enablement tools such as SubcontractorHub offer measurement reports that use aerial imagery (pre-storm) to calculate the area, slope, and materials needed. You can draw up roofing calculations in minutes which your team can use to start working on roof replacement projects immediately. This way, you can ensure that your team is equipped with the information and offer roof replacement services quickly and efficiently.

Industry-leading Financing Partners

You may find yourself in a situation where you are hired for a job that is not covered by insurance or covered by insurance, but homeowners cannot pay the deductibles out of pocket. In either case, you don't want a lack of funds to stop you from closing a deal. By partnering with industry-leading solar finance providers like Goodleap, Sunlight Financial, and Mosaic, SubcontractorHub can offer integrated system financing to help you close your sale faster. With our list of integrated solar finance providers, your customer can get approved for financing during the proposal creation process. Your installation business can also use the lenders feature to add your loans and make financing roofing installations straightforward for your customers.

Handle Numerous Proposals With Ease

Roofing Proposals

Due to the recent hurricane, you may encounter a surge in requests for roof restoration services. Managing multiple projects can make it challenging to remember all the specifics of each client's proposal. However, by utilizing SubcontractorHub's proposal builder tool, you can feel assured that no critical requirements will be overlooked. With our proposal builder tool, your team can create accurate and professional proposals with stunning designs and free up your time to focus on other aspects of your business.

A professionally made proposal can make all the difference when you are trying to close a deal with a new client. Our proposal builder feature allows you to craft a custom design that looks professional and is also easy to put together. Add a new client, design their roof and add the necessary roof material components along with the financing option and discounts. You can share the proposals you create either by downloading them or sending them to clients via email or DocuSign.

Prioritize Safety by Training your Team

The safety of your team members and customers should always be your top priority during hurricane season. You must train your team members on how to stay safe while on the job to know what to do in different scenarios. Securing ladders and using safety ropes should never be overlooked to successfully anticipate and avoid accidents.

Your roofing business can also take advantage of modern technology to help ensure safety. Drones and visual mapping software can give you a good overview of the damage without anyone needing to go up on the roof. Infrared cameras can also identify vulnerabilities and other potential safety hazards. Use these tools to make informed decisions and avoid dangerous situations. Using a roof design tool like SubcontractorHub can remove the risks associated with taking roof measurements and make sure you get accurate dimensions.

Connect With Your Customers

Connect with roofing customers

Customers are the bread and butter of your business - without them, you have no source of revenue! The more you connect with your community, the more likely they are to remember you when a tough situation arises. Try to familiarize yourself with local companies by networking and participating in community events or fundraisers.

Professionalism is key when interacting with potential customers - this is how you turn leads into conversions and build a satisfied customer base. Having a system in place for your contractors and team members to respond to leads and customers on time is essential to success.

Make sure your potential customers are aware of your brand by ensuring your business shows up when they search for roofing repair and contractors in their area. By becoming a familiar name before disaster strikes, your business will come to mind when a customer needs to make repairs - meaning more sales for you!

Be Prepared For Hurricane Season With SubcontractorHub

Prepare for hurricane season with SubcontractorHub

SubcontractorHub is a complete one-stop construction sales enablement solution designed specifically for installation professionals like roofers. Our software is the all-in-one solution you need to increase productivity, boost efficiency, and save time better spent focusing less on administrative tasks and more on your business strategy. SubcontractorHub gives business owners the ability to communicate effectively with customers, manage their installation project progress, streamline sales, and gather valuable data through reports. Investment in a SubcontractorHub subscription is an investment in the future of your business.

SubcontractorHub helps construction businesses connect with customers and contractors by providing them with a range of tools and applications that make it easier to find exactly what you're looking for. The software also provides financing and design solutions, as well as an informative dedicated customer portal. While the platform is designed for roofing, solar, and HVAC installation businesses, the applications can be tailored to the needs of any company!

Looking to streamline your roofing sales and management processes? Join the thousands of roofers who've made their lives easier with SubcontractorHub. Sign up for SubcontractorHub today!

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