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Make sure you receive a free copy of the brand new eBook Surefire Local just released. It covers everything there is to know about the latest technologies and tools that can help you simplify and manage your digital marketing and business’s online presence efficiently. I believe this is one of the most valuable guides we’ve ever published (kudos to my team!), sharing ideas and recommendations to drive local visibility for your business in the new age of search.

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Learn how to plan the ventilation system for your next job with this FREE guide from Roof Saver Ridge Vent. Download the guide.

FREE Case Study Reveals:

  • Why you need a mindset shift in how you approach getting work
  • The secret weapon of all rainmaker contractors who can thrive through bad economic storms
  • Ways to improve margins, speed up your selling cycle, double your closing ratio and grow your team culture.
  • The simple four-step system to get high-value clients predictably

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Does your business rely heavily on referrals? Meet Nextdoor, the rapidly growing neighborhood network for recommendations! Learn how to gain access and connect with this new network of homeowners who may already be talking about your business.

In the ‘Roofer's Guide to Getting Started on Nextdoor’, you’ll learn:

  •  How businesses can use Nextdoor to expand their reach and play an active role in the areas they serve
  •  Steps to claim and set up a free Local Page for their business
  •  Ways to utilize best practices to maximize the opportunity on Nextdoor

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Jobba Trade Technologies is focused on making it simple and intuitive for contractors to use cloud technology however and wherever they need it. It’s very simple, their software solves problems, helps reduce your pain points and saves everyone time. The right software can do that, but you need to ask the right questions to ensure you choose the right product. Click here for your FREE eBook from Jobba.

An employee manual contains company policies and procedures delineating how a company and its employees are to act when in the office, at the shop, on a project site, or traveling for work. The handbook serves as a written understanding between you and your employees and can be referenced when disputes arise. A well-written handbook (and related documents) sets the rules and expectations for employees and can save you money in a number of ways. A good employee manual serves to increase administrative efficiency, decrease operating costs, and limit potential liability and legal costs. Get your FREE copy today!

Interested in learning more about fluid applied roofing? Get a heads up on the preferred equipment and methods to use.

Download our overview of best practices for:

  • Equipment
  • Efficiency
  • Maintenance

Provide a superior roof for your clients and save money in labor, production costs in materials.

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This white paper will review the challenges of cold weather roofing applications using liquid-applied roofing products and systems while reviewing the technologies that are creating opportunity for year-round, cold weather roofing applications.   Download Here.

As a contractor, you're always on the road, moving from project to project and traveling to each job site. You need tools that are on the go and always available, just like you. 

Download Trimble's small contractor toolkit and you'll instantly gain access to a whole box of tools, guides and videos to help you perform your best every day.

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All roofing systems are not created equal. So when it comes to choosing the best solution for your roofing needs, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration. These factors will help you determine the “real value” of your roof.

In this tip sheet, you will learn which questions you should be asking in order to make an intelligent roofing decision.

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Small businesses reap significant advantages by using HD aerial maps. Learn how to prospect smarter, communicate better and win business faster.

  • Plan and Communicate with Precision
  • Prospect with Confidence
  • Quote with Speed and Accuracy
  • Transform your Business

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Sustainable Masterpieces - Metal Roofs Deliver When It Matters

Today's homeowners are more interested than ever before about metal roofing options, and are searching for good resources that can help them make an informed decision. New from the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) in partnership with Green Builder magazine, a downloadable, online resource is now available. Called the "Metal Roofing Inspiration Guide," this e-book has great information about metal roofing styles and designs, real-life case studies, performance and features information and much more. Download it now for free, use it as a customer resource tool and help your clients feel good about their metal roofing decision! 

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When installing a roof on a food processing plant, it’s important to look at the various substances it will come in contact with over its lifetime. These can include oils, grease, fatty acids and overall foot traffic. To help withstand the many effects of a food processing plant, FiberTite professionals installed almost two million square feet of roofing membrane onto Tyson Foods’ various operating facilities.
In this case study, you will learn why Tyson Foods chose FiberTite for its complex roofing needs.

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The MRA would love to bring you on-board and showcase your services/products to interested consumers. Learn about the MRA for more information on how they can help you grow and excel at your business.

Don’t wait. Download this informative brochure today!

Fire-retardant materials can play a crucial role in both preventing fires and limiting their damage, making proper fire testing and certification critical if you want your roof to be safe, protective and long-lasting. This whitepaper provides an in depth look at the comprehensive FM and UL testing processes that expose roofing systems to incredible challenging environments and threats, and how these major testing agencies assign roofing system classifications based on performance. Download the whitepaper!

The 'True Square & Coverage' Advantages of IKO

Could you use an extra $ 25,675 to invest in your business this year?

When you buy an IKO square of Dynasty or Cambridge roofing shingles, a square is what you get. Three IKO bundles cover precisely 100 sq. ft. You’ll get accurate measurements and an exact number of shingles in every package every time.

By using fewer shingles and nails, contractors perform fewer actions during installation. And, IKO’s larger-than-average size and exposure means each shingle covers more area compared to most comparable competitive shingles.

Beyond the value and savings, IKO offers contractors in the True Square Advantage is a lucrative contractor promotion called PRO4 Plus. With this program, contractors who install IKO shingles along with three IKO PRO4 accessories earn rebate money on every single job, up to a maximum of 100 squares per job.

Take a look at the total IKO advantage. Download the IKOnominc$ Brochure now and calculate your savings.

The key to success in digital marketing for any business is having a solid system in place and running smoothly. You have access to a powerful collection of resources designed to let you more easily connect with and engage your customer base.

Mauricio Cardenal, founder of Roofing Marketing Pros, designed this checklist to ensure you’re making use of all the resources at your command.

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NORTHGATE® Designer Roofing Shingles by CertainTeed

Made from a blend of premium roofing asphalt that includes specialized SBS modifiers, NorthGate architectural shingles offer durability that cannot be matched by standard asphalt shingles.

• Industry-leading Class IV impact resistance
• Excellent resistance to damage caused by the freeze/thaw cycle
• Available in a wide selection of eye-catching Max Def colors

Learn more and view the NorthGate color palette. Download the NORTHGATE Brochure Now.

Learn the difference between a product with proven performance and one that leaves you with a veiled sense of security.

There's a lot to consider when selecting a roofing membrane.  The roofing material must meet standards that make it possible for your roof to perform regardless of climate or the contaminant contract. Unlike FiberTite, modified bitumen (MB) roofing membranes are made up of a blend of rubber and asphalt properties, resulting in inherent sensitivity during the installation phase. This blending also causes Modified Bitumen to be more susceptible to a variety of environmental factors compared to roofing membranes using KEE technology. This whitepaper provides a side-by-side comparison of Modified Bitumen and FiberTite's roofing membrane. Fill out the form to receive your copy.

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Discover how your home contracting business can rank higher on Google.

In this eBook, explore how the top contractors like you are using Google My Business – their free and easy-to-use tool – to manage and improve their online presence across Google Search and Maps…and how you can grab the top local search results.

In ‘The Home Contractor’s Ultimate Guide to Google My Business’, you’ll learn:

  • The important search signals Google factors into your visibility

  • How to set up and verify your Google My Business listing

  • How to get the most out of the different Google My Business features

  • And much more.

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More than ever, we are seeing a blend of generations working together to collaborate on the ways a job site is run. While the older generation has the “if it ain’t broke, why fix it” mentality, the younger generation is eager to bring new technologies and change to the construction workplace.

In this white paper, we dive into what you can do to keep up with the younger generation when it comes to technology.

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What is it?  Why is it so great?  Download this helpful E-book today and find out?

The TremPly® KEE single ply product line is designed to provide superior performance by featuring a base fabric that is engineered to extend strength and durability. These membranes also resist delamination and wicking issues, giving your customers a great looking roof that lasts decades. Learn More Here.

 

If you have spent any length of time in the construction industry, you know that it is not uncommon for disputes to arise on projects.

Far too often, parties are placed in a situation where they must commence litigation to obtain full or additional compensation owed for work performed on a job. On the other hand, parties are often forced to defend themselves in litigation even when they are not at fault.  This book focuses on preparing for the unexpected.

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Download the second edition of the strategic defense guide for building and preparing new and existing properties—to withstand nature's fury.
Next generation homes must be built with worst-case climate scenarios as their baseline.

Learn more about:

  • Flood Preparation
  • ICF Best Practices
  • Defensive Irrigation
  • Metal Roofing Tips
  • Disaster-Ready Products

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FiberTite Case Study: Westin Denver International Airport

When choosing a roof for a hotel located at the 15th busiest airport in the world, Denver International Airport had many factors to consider. Among these were the membrane's ability to withstand extreme weather conditions, long-term exposure to harsh UV rays, and overall resistance to jet fuel in order to protect occupants. FiberTite professionals worked with the prominent architect and roofing contractors to develop a solution that was not only aesthetically pleasing but also able to withstand the Colorado environment. 

Download a printable copy of the case study. 

In the commercial roofing context, most roofers receive their contracts from their customer which is usually either the owner or the prime contractor. Often, these contracts contain a variety of critical provisions that can affect a roofer’s ability to get paid on projects or defend potential claims upstream. This book focuses on five of the most important commercial roofing contract provisions. Download your FREE E-Book Today!

Learn about the differences in a tried and true technology versus a new and unproven roofing membrane.

TPO was introduced in the roofing world in 1992. However, TPO roofing membrane manufacturers are constantly reworking their formula to make improved generations. FiberTite, on the other hand, came to market in 1979 and still uses the same proven technologies today. Get a side-by-side comparison of TPO and FiberTite roofing membranes by downloading this whitepaper.

Click here to fill out the form to get your copy.

Tremco Roofing is pleased to announce the launch of our AlphaGuard BIO Top Coat color line. The line includes six AlphaGuard MT Top Coat colors, giving you options to support customer color requirements on your AlphaGuard BIO projects. - Learn More

Marco does not manufacture or sell metal roofs. What we do offer are the many components vital to the efficiency, durability and protective performance of a metal roof.

Closure, Ventilation, Fasteners, Flashing, Sealants, Underlayment, and other Accessories.

See all of these and more in the Marco Product Catalog...then Just Add Metal.

Download the catalog now.

 

CertainTeed wants to demystify warranties for your residential customers with this basic Q&A format.  Download this great E-book to add to your presentation materials. - Download today!

Contract provisions can make or break any roofing project. Cotney Construction Law shares this E-book to help roofing contractors identify key contract provisions that affect both commercial and residential roofers. A roofer that can issue spot and focus on key provisions may be able to reduce liability. 

Download now to learn how to reduce your liability.

Chemicals are everywhere, and different roofing membranes react to chemicals and fats differently, some with costly and negative consequences. From factory discharges and pollutants in rain to fats and oils from food processing plants, roofs made of certain compounds can be sensitive to one or more of these chemical contaminants.

Use this guide to understand how different roofing membranes react to various chemical compounds they might face.

This book focuses on six areas of a good succession plan. A good plan won’t rest on any single document, but rather is a holistic approach to providing "rules of the road" for any of those unknown unknowns whether they crop up in the first month of the business or one month away from the sale of the company you've spent much of your adult life building. Click Here To Download

The second biggest threat to the construction industry, behind the lack of skilled labor, is the unchecked expansion of regulatory agencies. Recent government expansion has granted the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) the authority it needs to single-handedly put contractors out of business through targeting, and repeat or excessive fines.

The purpose of this book is to provide contractors, trades, design professionals, suppliers, manufacturers and others in the industry with an understanding of their rights during an OSHA inspection as well as critical defenses to use after an OSHA citation has been issued. Topics include safety compliance, recordkeeping and reporting, responsible use of social media, constitutional protections, witness statements, settlements with OSHA, willful citations, and a discussion of defenses including unpreventable employee misconduct, multi-employer site defense and the greater hazard defense.

Finally, the book discusses some of the recent regulation changes including the new silica standard, the new confined space standards, and the increase in OSHA fines.

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Learn how businesses are reducing field work, boosting productivity, and gaining a competitive edge with high-resolution aerial imagery. Download this white paper and learn how to:

  • Rapidly accelerate business
  • Reduce on-site visits
  • Enhance proposals & communications
  • Streamline planning & design

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FREE Coloring Book Page Downloads.  Get your copy of the covers of these two children's books about roofing and safety!

Written by Karen Cates, these two books are available in English and Spanish for $5.00 per book at the link below. "Is This A Roof?" For young children to stimulate their career curiosity.  Roofing workers take pride in their profession! "Be Safe, Rafe!"  For roofing workers to take home after safety training to read to their children and reinforce important total safety messages. Need copies for someone special?

Download these fun pages here!

These books make great gifts, Buy Some Today!

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