How to safely inspect your roof after a storm

How to safely inspect your roof after a storm

This hurricane season has been historic in its intensity and damage. But it’s not just homes in the storm tracks that may need a roofer’s attention. Punishing winds and debris have been taking their toll on roofs all along the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast. Home and property owners should be arranging for post-storm inspections now, so roofing contractors like you can provide any necessary repairs before the challenges of winter set in.

Here are a few tips to share with your customers as they assess any hurricane season-related damage.

Inside: Begin in the attic, if it’s accessible, during the daytime.

  • The first and surest sign of a problem would be sunlight showing through the plywood decking, which may indicate serious holes in need of repair.
  • If there are no obvious holes, use a flashlight to ins

What’s Happening in Metal Roofing at METALCON

What’s Happening in Metal Roofing at METALCON

NETWON, Mass. METALCON, the largest international event in the metal construction industry, announced program highlights for its metal roofing industry attendees.

One of METALCON’s new featured presentations this year is the “Top 10 Things That Get Metal Roof Designers in Trouble” by Brian Gardiner of BMG Enterprises, LLC, and Charlie Smith of McElroy Metal. Together, they’ll address the most common mistakes made in designing and specifying a metal roof system and proper steps to avoid them. Drawing from their 50+ years of combined metal roofing experience, Gardiner and Smith will detail how to design for differences in metal roofing system performance, provisions for metal expansion and contraction, and the keys to successful metal roof flashing de

Beacon 3D+

Beacon 3D+

Beacon 3D+ uses HOVER’s patented technology to make measuring a home and estimating a project incredibly easy and accurate by transforming smartphone photos into a fully measured and customizable 3D model. By taking just a few pictures of the exterior of a home, Beacon 3D+ will automatically generate the measurements required for a contractor to provide a precise estimate for roofing, siding and windows. Additionally, Beacon 3D+ creates an interactive 3D model of the home along with design features that contractors can use to effectively engage homeowners and speed up the sales cycle.

Contractors that have used the Hover technology that is inside of Beacon 3D+ have seen these amazing benefits:

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Customizable Roofing Holiday Cards

Customizable Roofing Holiday Cards

Cap off a great year and set yourself up for peak profits in the New Year by connecting with clients and working new leads using Ziti Cards’ exclusive line of customizable roofing Christmas cards. Holiday cards are an economical and effective way to maintain customer relations so that a company enjoys lasting success. Featuring festive roofing-themed artwork, each design is printed on top quality cardstock. Easy to order online, Ziti’s roofing Holiday cards offer many free upgrades allowing you to add your logo and a personal message or year-end offer. Choose your favorite ink color and font, and select envelopes with your return address printed on them at no a

ABC Supply Opens New Branch in California

ABC Supply Opens New Branch in California

ABC Supply Co. Inc. announced that the company has opened a branch in Antioch, Calif. Tom Hennigan will lead the team of associates at this new ABC Supply branch. According to the company, Hennigan joined ABC Supply’s Oakland, Calif., location in 2016 as an outside sales associate. Prior to joining ABC Supply, Hennigan gained extensive experience with exterior building products as a contractor and salesperson, and he will use the industry knowledge he gained to help local contractors find solutions for their business challenges and achieve their goals.

The branch is ABC Supply’s first location in Antioch and one of more than 30 locations in California. “We’re