How to make the most of roofing’s slow season

As we are approaching colder months, roofing companies are beginning to see a slight decrease in activity—mainly in sales and production. While there is still plenty of work to be done, the slower season for roofing contractors is actually the perfect time to focus on big-picture items for the business. 

Here are some of the ways that you can actually take advantage of the additional time available, help grow your business, prepare for the 2021 season and learn how roofing software can help.

Organize your business

When business owners and staff hear the phrase, “organize”, they often think this involves cleaning out your filing cabinets or decluttering your computer and work space. But it is actually much more than that. Organization—especially for roofing contractors—is about creating procedures and structure to various areas of your business. 

With a roofing software system like Jobba, you can:

  • Import all of your current customer data
  • Add billing details
  • Create complete process for every job milestone
  • And much more!  

Not only does this help you and your staff stay on track with projects, but it also can help your business become more productive and profitable.

Streamline your processes

In addition to organizing your workflow, this slower time for your roofing business is also the perfect opportunity for you to review your current processes. Maybe you have noticed numerous snags throughout the production phase or maybe sales hasn’t been communicating important details to other staff members. By taking the time to review your current processes, you can get a better sense of what is working and what needs improvement.

Once you start outline your current process in your roofing software, you may start to notice holes or missing steps. Your new solution will actually give you a very in-depth look at how to correct problems and how to fix them. This will also help your staff because they will have a step-by-step guide on what comes next and if they are forgetting any vital details.

Review business performance

It’s no secret how hectic the 2020 season has been. So it is understandable that you may not have had the time to regularly review your business’s progress over the past few months. With the additional time on your hands and access to roofing technology, you can start to take a look at how you’re doing, set long-term goals and strategically plan for 2021.

Roofing software providers offer a variety of tools to help you analyze and give insight into:

  • Sales activity
  • Sales pipeline
  • Production performance
  • Overall business performance
  • And many more! 

The tips we have mentioned here are guaranteed to help you take your business to the next level and enhance your 2021 performance. While getting the ball rolling on these items during the slow season is very easy to implement, it can be hard to stick to new processes once busy season rolls around. Jobba’s roofing software is designed to help you create and maintain successful business practices. Set up a quick, 30-minute demo with one of our specialists to see how you can start the new year off on the right foot.


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