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Growing Your Commercial Roofing Business by Networking

Posted by on August 16, 2016 in Blog, Business | Comments Off on Growing Your Commercial Roofing Business by Networking

Growing Your Commercial Roofing Business by Networking

There are many different things you can do to grow your commercial roofing business—networking is one of them. While occasionally a quick sale may result, networking is more about developing awareness and relationships that can lead to sales either down the road or through referrals. Networking can also provide you with valuable knowledge to help grow your business. As a commercial roofer, you should concentrate your networking on the following three groups: • Potential Customers • Related Businesses • Members of the Roofing Industry Potential Customers Your potential customers likely include building owners, property management companies, and facility managers. There are local and national associations and groups that focus on...

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Stay on schedule with your next roofing project

Posted by on June 25, 2015 in Blog, Business | Comments Off on Stay on schedule with your next roofing project

Stay on schedule with your next roofing project

Many things must fall into place for a construction project to finish on time, but as a roofing contractor you can do your part to keep the whole project on task for a timely completion. It can be a challenge to finish a roofing project on time, given unexpected weather conditions, product availability, and often demanding schedules from general contractors or business owners.   To avoid potential problems with your next roofing projects, follow these top tips from our roofing professionals: Stay up to date with the weather forecast for the duration of the project. Following the weather forecast will allow you to plan a better schedule for the project and to avoid any delays that could potentially be costly. Plan to order and...

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Roofing industry growth looks promising for 2015

Posted by on March 30, 2015 in Blog, Business, Industry Trends | Comments Off on Roofing industry growth looks promising for 2015

Roofing industry growth looks promising for 2015

As a whole, the commercial construction industry noticed an increase in new building activity throughout much of 2014, and positive momentum is expected to continue through 2015. The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) predict a continued rebound for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries this year. This is particularly true in segments related to U.S. energy and industrial production, according to a recent NRCA feature (“ABC forecasts continued construction industry growth in 2015”).   Specifically, ABC expects nonresidential construction spending to grow by approximately 7.5 percent in 2015, driven primarily by power, lodging, office space and manufacturing.   “Contractors should continue to...

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GenFlex PERX Program rewards contractors for their hard work

Posted by on November 19, 2014 in Blog, Business | Comments Off on GenFlex PERX Program rewards contractors for their hard work

GenFlex PERX Program rewards contractors for their hard work

As a GenFlex contractor, you work hard, and GenFlex wants to give you a little something extra to recognize your accomplishments.  PERX is our contractor rewards program that allows you to choose which rewards you want to receive. This is our way of saying thank you for taking GenFlex products to new heights.   GenFlex Authorized Contractors can now take advantage of this exciting program and will receive points based on a number of factors including insulation, membrane type and square footage of installation. To see a complete list of point values for your project, visit our PERX page.   To sign up for the program, you will need your Authorized GenFlex contractor license number for your username and password to log on to...

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Planning for harsh weather: Part 2

Posted by on September 29, 2014 in Blog, Business, Energy | Comments Off on Planning for harsh weather: Part 2

Planning for harsh weather: Part 2

In our last blog post, we lamented the fact that meteorologists are predicting an early return to winter weather across large portions of the country.  That means another tough season for wear-and-tear on commercial buildings – and an opportunity for roofing professionals to help facility managers plan ahead now.   A close-up inspection of the roof can keep today’s small punctures, damaged flashings or torn seams from turning into tomorrow’s growing leaks, rising energy bills or spreading mold.  Professional roofing contractors are intimately familiar with system specifications, installation, and how a finished system should look and perform.  But even the most seasoned technician may not catch every potential problem.   A...

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It’s not too early to plan for harsh weather, starting at the top: Part 1

Posted by on September 9, 2014 in Blog, Business, Energy | Comments Off on It’s not too early to plan for harsh weather, starting at the top: Part 1

It’s not too early to plan for harsh weather, starting at the top: Part 1

For many of us, last winter is still a recent – and unpleasant – memory.  But as we head into fall, it’s already time to start planning for another blast of icy reality across much of the country.  Forecasters are predicting another visit from the dreaded ‘Polar Vortex’ across the Midwest and Northeast as soon as September, and the Rockies could also be in line for earlier-than-usual snowfalls.  And even though the South may avoid surprise snowfalls, there’s a better-than-average chance of an El Nino system soaking the region with rain and storms that cause their own issues.   In short, summer’s over for commercial building owners and facility managers.  Planning for harsh weather starts now, starting at the top: The...

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