Tag Archives: Gutter Installation Contractors

Preventing Ice Dams

Early Spring is a good time to assess the problems you faced due to winter’s assault on your home, and make plans to address them during the warm weather ahead. If you experienced ice dams along roof edges and gutters there are things you can do now to keep them from forming next winter and causing damage to the roof, gutters and downspouts, as well as the inside of your home. Continue reading

Reroofing Resurgance Presents Opportunities for Standing Seam Metal

A new study by the authoritative Freedonia Group projects a rebound in reroofing projects this year through 2019, largely due to home and building owners doing previously delayed renovations due to the economic downturn from 2009 to 2014. Continue reading

Contractors Handle Downturn Market in Different Ways

A recent survey of metal roofing and gutter contractors conducted by Englert revealed how they handle downturns in the building and construction market.

A lot of contractors merely hunker down and weather the plunging market. But a good number said they use a downturn to change the way they did business.Metal Roofing Featured on Extreme Home Makeover

The most prominent response? Many contractors investigate adding new lines of business and additional geographic markets to make up for the lost business. Others restructure their businesses including calculated downsizing, sophisticated telephone and online sales canvassing and better installation scheduling practices.

Extreme Makeover uses Metal Roofing in ProjectSaid one Connecticut remodeler who installs roofing and gutters: “In the flush times we were spending money with little regard for how we controlled our business. The downturn made us put on the brakes, take a hard look and make substantive changes in sales, installation and service. We became much more efficient and in the end we offered better quality and service.”

Looking for a Metal Roofing Contractor? Here Are Some Things to Consider That Should Help You Make the Right Choice

Not all metal roofing contractors are alike. Some are big, national companies with the ability to coordinate and staff a wide range of residential and commercial projects. Others are small family-owned companies with a couple of full-time people who hire part time workers depending on the size of the job.  Regardless of the size, you want a company where the professionals will deliver a quality metal roof system at an honest price. Here are some questions you can ask and some guidelines you can follow to help you make that choice:

1. Make sure the metal roofing contractor licensed. Many states require a roofer be licensed in the state; however, all states are different. Check the code requirements in your area. And be sure the roofer’s license is up to date. Continue reading

Routine Maintenance Adds Life to Your Gutter Machine

Regular preventive maintenance is probably the single thing you can do as a gutter rollforming machine owner and operator to keep your business humming and save money on repairs in the future.

Anyone who’s ever had a gutter machine out of service and lost money on downtime and repairs will tell you: Don’t ignore preventive maintenance.Portable roll forming machine producing metal roofing panel

The basics will keep your rollformer healthy and give you a chance to catch anything serious before it becomes a major problem. It all depends on you. Every new machine sold in the marketplace comes with an operating and maintenance manual. We have several gutter machines in our repair shop right now ranging from one that is nine months old and looks like it’s been in the field 10 years and another that is 10 years old and looks as good as the day it first saw service. Continue reading

Metal Roofing and Gutter Contractors… It Pays to be Aware of and Utilize Best Practices When it Comes to Insurance and Job Safety

We know from experience that roofing and gutter contractors of every size will find just about any way they can to save a nickel here and a dime there on every job they do.

It may be on the cost of material, or their labor, or even on the cost of gas to get a truck from customer A to customer B.

But one place they almost never look to save money is the business insurance and the premiums they pay for it to handle liability or loss of property. Continue reading

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