Roofing Company

How To Start Your Own Roofing Company

With so many tips available online, with so many lists of what to do, what to get and where to get it, how is it possible that new roofing companies are failing more than those that succeed? The answer is simple: Because nobody talks about obstacles.

Get an accountant

Meet with a good accountant, maybe someone recommended by a trusted friend, and involve that person from the beginning. Then, and before spending a penny on equipment, develop a plan that clearly delineates business goals and how you plan to achieve them.

You have to know before you start.

It is imperative to determine how much it will cost you before starting your roofing company. Direct costs such as materials and labor are easy to estimate, but other costs, such as administrative and marketing expenses, must be taken into account to at least cover the expenses.

Determine all costs with your accountant:

  • Vehicle.
  • Equipment.
  • Company Registration
  • Insurance.
  • Workforce.
  • Operating expenses, including wages and salaries.
  • A small website
  • Promotional material, including posters and stationery.
  • Administration.
  • Commercial facilities, if not your home.

Open a commercial bank account for your roofing company. The work checks that are deposited can be used to cover the costs of the materials as you go.

Set your price

Now that you know what your costs are, you can add a margin for profit. If you compare to local competitors, you will see that some roofing companies have higher or lower prices than you need to charge. The idea is to sell at the price you need to make sure you make a profit, and this is where a little extra help can make a big difference.

In addition to your accountant, look for a mentor who has gone through this process and has done it successfully. Manufacturers of roofing products such as IKO will be happy to help you, without competing with you. Quite the contrary, they care that you do well, and they have the experience to do so.

Register your company

When you register your roofing company, it is also a good idea to register a business name. An attractive business name can provide more commercial value than a family name when it comes to selling in the future.

How To Sell More Roof

When you own a roofing company, business declines can be difficult to handle. Whether you specialize in roofs for new homes or repair roofs, there are specific techniques that you can use to help you sell more roofs. As a contractor, one of the most important raw materials you have is your reputation. Always lead your marketing efforts on an average basis and avoid door-to-door advertising since many hoax artists use this technique. It is better to avoid being associated with that type of business practice.

Make a network with local general contractors. These contractors generally need high-quality roofers who they can trust to do the job. Connect with these contractors either directly or indirectly through local meetings and ask them if they already work with a fixed roofing company or if they may need a new subcontractor for this job. Even if they don’t need your services right now, they will remind you of the future.

Advertise in local media. The best times for the roofing market is in spring, summer, and early fall. Emphasize the importance of maintaining a roof in good condition in your ad and discuss the years of experience you have and your customers already satisfied. You can also offer a warranty on these ads to separate you from less reliable roofing companies.

Offer free estimates. One way to increase the customer base is to offer free roofing estimates. These estimates should include the cost to repair and replace the roof. Customers will appreciate that you don’t try to replace the whole fact, which can help you win new customers.

Write content for local publications. Many owners do not know the damage and potential for damage that may exist when a roof is not well repaired or has holes. Offer free content to the local newspaper or community magazines that discuss problems caused by lost or unsafe ceilings. You should not mention your business in the article, just make sure the author line includes the name of the company.

Offer yourself to the market through social networking sites. You can find local or nearby customers on social networking sites. Post daily tips for the roof on your company’s social network page and establish yourself as an expert in the field. You can also connect with locals through these sites to build customer relationships.