With new technology being the leading topic there is a world of new roofing-oriented enterprise systems, GPS apps, energy-saving roofing systems and aerial imaging systems. Collectively, have never lacked for game-changing technologies since the beginning of the roofing industry, the business operations technologies of the roof-contracting industry have also changed as new technologies in manufacturing and building materials continue to improve on all fronts.
Perhaps the big reason behind so much technology helping roofing contractors in York PA has to be the overlap everyday growing between the construction industry as a whole and the IT knowledge to innovate. There are plenty of developments to look forward to when the right minds focus on a set of roofing problems that contractors face on a regular. Gadgets and gizmos, apps and other fascinating developments always come up from this mix. Some of the benefits are functional even in other areas of construction, but here are a few that are changing the game now or will soon although not sure which will ultimately win.
With increasing use of teleconferencing, video conferencing and Web conferencing as ways of communicating among groups or between contractors and clients business communication continues to change helping communication to be easy for roofing contractors. These services, providers will introduce more/faster/better communications tools, including some we simply have not imagined yet with emerging enhancements to the infrastructure that delivers the bandwidth needed to deliver.
Because of social media email is being nudged out by text messages and Tweets and other current communication platforms. Below are some tried and true ten methods that can help grow your roofing company’s digital footprint and maximize your investment in social media.
1. Develop a Plan
2. Use Pictures and Videos to your Advantage
3. Update, Reuse, and Recycle
4. Get Creative
5. Monitor your Competitors, Stay Updated and Informed
6. Promote Your Brand and Use call to actions (CTA’s)
7. Use Hashtags (#), at Mentions (@) and Groups to Get Posts Noticed
8. Choose the Right Platform for Your Audience
9. Consistency is Key
10. Don’t Forget to Keep the ‘Social’ in Social Media
There will be used to produce metal roofing systems on the jobsite as robotics have been in use in the factory for four decades or more. The ability to roll out the perfect parts, virtually waste free, in real time as they are being assembled on the roof adds value in more ways than I have room to describe here.
Aerial imaging will transform from an estimating tool into new services for roofing and other contractors. There will have the ability to monitor the building envelope and even become a more important tool for roof inspectors as the images become more robust. Roof membranes, coatings and insulation material technologies will continue to be forced forward by demand as the building envelope continues to be one of the superstars of energy-efficient building design. Sooner rather than later I believe we will be using drones for roof estimating and inspections as the technology advancements are increasing every day.
There are also a lot about the many free mobile apps and calculators available to help roofing contractors sell the benefits of energy-efficient, long-lasting roofs. Below are the calculators listed, it is very unfortunate that l do not have the room to go in detail of the calculators, among others not mentioned, they include;
1. Cool Roof and Cool Peak Calculators
2. Green Roof Energy Calculator
5. RoofPoint™ Energy and Carbon Calculator
6. EUAC Calculator
7. EnergyWise Calculator
8. Athena Impact Estimator