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RoofersCoffeeShop is a one-of-a-kind digital space so where better to talk technology.  In fact, we have partnered with the Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) to offer cutting edge information on the technologies that are making a difference in roofing.   Whether robotics, software, drones or tech we don't even know about yet, you will find it here.


 

 

 

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By ABC Supply. Prevent data theft with these tips on how to protect your business from a cyberattack. Most small businesses don’t think of themselves as targets for cyberattacks. When it comes to online security, it's easy to believe your small business is far enough off the radar that you ... Read More
By Art Unlimited. Understand the phases of web development to ensure a successful website launch. There are a lot of things to think about when the time comes to develop a new website. There are so many variables that can impact the project timeline and the launch date, that’s ... Read More
The company attributes their 310% revenue growth to explosive growth business model and larger salesforce. JobNimbus announced today that it ranked 377 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech and energy tech companies in North America, now in its 27th ... Read More

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By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter. John Kenney, John Kiesel and Kerrick Willis explain why aerial imagery is the future of commercial roofing. Optelos, Imagine Technologies Group and Cotney Attorneys and Consultants have come together to bring the most cutting-edge roofing inspection technology to the commercial roofing industry. Optelos allows for ... Read More
By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter. Connect all of your software so that it is one place. In this RoofersCoffeeShop® original Read, Listen, Watch RLW™, RCS President Heidi J. Ellsworth visits with Steven White, Eugene Zukowski and Scott Keith from Jobba Trade Technologies to discuss how contractors can unify their data ... Read More
By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter. Heidi J. Ellsworth and John Kenney explore how to use podcasts to elevate the marketing of your company and promote your expertise in the industry. By the end of this 40-minute webinar, you’ll want to create multimedia content for yourself! In a special RCS ... Read More
By Danielle Basch, Leap. Leap makes the Inc. Magazine list of booming private companies with revenue growth of over 700%. Sales contracting app Leap ranks number 637 on Inc. Magazine’s 2021 list of top 5000 fast-growing private companies in the U.S. The company has had a three-year revenue growth ... Read More
By Colin Sheehan, RCS Reporter. NAVIG8 2021 is a must-attend event for anyone interested in a sneak peek at the future of aerial tech. Featuring Nearmap partners and guests, 20 plus sessions and 15 plus speakers, NAVIG8 2021 is open to everyone interested in the latest aerial technology innovations. At ... Read More
Jobba releases multiple new tools and feature enhancements. Jobba, the roofing industry’s leading software provider, recently added a number of new tools and features to its platform. Updates include new API connections, scheduling, estimating and accounting advancements that enhance the already robust platform. Jobba is committed to ... Read More
Award-winning software, AccuLynx, receives another recognition solidifying its position as the #1 roofing software. AccuLynx, the leading cloud-based business management software for roofing contractors, announced today that it has been named a Top Performer on Capterra's Roofing Software Shortlist. This ranking emerges from a directory list of over 60 construction-related software ... Read More
Roofers have heard it all when it comes to digital roof measurement tools: Save time, save money and spare the roofer an unnecessary trip to the roof. But RoofSnap was designed by a roofer for other roofers and has additional features even roofing contractors may be surprised to learn about. And ... Read More
JobNimbus has seen improvement in many areas throughout the last three years leading to greater revenue success. Inc. magazine revealed today that JobNimbus is No. 543 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful ... Read More
By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter. Learn how to solve jurisdiction and building code problems in this Roofing Road Trips episode with OneClick Code. In Season 3, Episode 40 of Roofing Road Trips, Heidi J. Ellsworth visits with Garrett Kurtt, CEO and founder of OneClick Code and Jessi West Gunteski, OneClick ... Read More
AccuLynx roofing software is recognized among the most powerful platforms with payment features. Digital.com, a leading independent review website for small business online tools, products, and services, has announced AccuLynx among the best roofing software companies of 2021. The top solutions were selected based on core features. Experts at Digital.com evaluated platforms ... Read More
By Nearmap. Conduct accurate worksite surveys from any connected device with a high-resolution aerial content stack from Nearmap. Get the technology that optimizes your workflow. Identify construction site characteristics, conduct measurements or view infrastructure all with a click. Your company is based in California but wants ... Read More
By Colin Sheehan, RCS Reporter. Do you feel bogged down by the endless chain of software applications? Are you frustrated by the inefficiency of your current systems? In this RoofersCoffeeShop® original Read, Listen, Watch RLW™, RCS President Heidi J. Ellsworth visits with Steven White, Eugene Zukowski and Scott Keith ... Read More
By Kathryn Brill, AccuLynx. Learn more about the roles that roofing technology played to prepare contractors for work throughout the crisis. COVID-19 made 2020 a tough year for everyone, but the roofing industry was faced with particularly unique challenges. Restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 made the entire roofing ... Read More
By Sheryll Poe, Beacon Building Products. How working with a distributor offering mobile payment processing can future proof your business and help you manage your financial workload. As a contractor, you always need to be looking to how future technologies are changing so you can place your business ahead of ... Read More
By Colin Sheehan, RCS Reporter. Learn how to address current marketplace changes for an easy leg up against the competition. With the Read, Listen, Watch (RLW) initiative, RoofersCoffeeShop® has made it easier than ever for members of the roofing and construction industries to learn how they want. Whether you want ... Read More
By HOVER. Read about how Benson Property’s experience using HOVER benefitted customers and contractors alike. Benson Property was started by Anne Benson and her husband to help homeowners navigate storm damage. Today the Minnesota business is successful as ever, providing an exceptional experience for every kind of storm from blizzards ... Read More
By HomeAdvisor powered by Angi. Detailed social media marketing tips and how to use social media to win more jobs. As a contractor you are an invaluable resource for home improvement, social media can help you share this expertise with the world. Social media provides the opportunity for you ... Read More
By Kathryn Brill, AccuLynx. Tips on how to approach online trade shows so you can take full advantage of the opportunities available. Usually, this time of the year for roofing professionals means packed exhibition halls and product demonstrations, but with the pandemic restrictions still in mind, many organizations within ... Read More
Integration with SRS distribution results in record order increases. AccuLynx, the leading cloud-based roofing business management software for contractors, announced today that their integration with SRS Distribution has resulted in a record increase in digital orders placed through AccuLynx. Contractor adoption of the integration has led to an overall increase in ... Read More
Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) is a consortium of thought leaders exploring technology for the roofing industry. The RT3 Podcast series highlights emerging and disruptive solutions that help build the professionalism and appeal of the roofing industry. Listen to these captivating podcasts and subscribe! Check out RT3 by visiting their ... Read More
By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter. John Kenney’s forum is a great place to ask questions and discuss insights into technology in the industry. The Operations Technology Talk Forum is a great place to talk with peers and experts; it's a lovely online community to learn and discuss technology in ... Read More
By Colin Sheehan, RCS Reporter. You don’t have to be a tech expert to implement simple digital tools into your business. In today’s world, the work of a roofing contractor is increasingly digital. Over the past few years, contractors have been making the transition towards utilizing technology, however, many ... Read More
Nearly half of installers named LG Solar as the most requested brand of panel manufacturer. The top choice for solar panels among U.S. solar installers is LG Electronics, according to a survey just released by EnergySage, a leading online comparison-shopping marketplace for rooftop solar, solar financing, energy storage and community solar. Nearly ... Read More
The 25-minute educational sessions on training, new tools and ideas for roofing professionals to grow their businesses are now available on-demand. Attracting more than 4,200 expo booth visits, the Owens Corning Virtual Business Building Day on Thursday, April 7, offered roofers a day of travel-free training, new tools and ideas to ... Read More
By Cotney Attorneys & Consultants If you’re like most people, you may resist trying new technology. But, whether it’s the GPS on your smartphone or the streaming service you enjoy at home, you have to admit that sometimes technology makes your life easier. The same is true on the job. Your first reaction ... Read More
By Colin Sheehan, RCS Reporter. Join SureCoat Systems Live for training, Q&As, product information and so much more! In a recent video posted on the SureCoat Systems FaceBook Page, Jeff, Monique and Jesse announced that SureCoat Systems will begin an ongoing Facebook Live series where they will take questions from ... Read More
By AccuLynx. Roofing CRMs increase productivity and efficiency by streamlining everyday processes and keeping you in contact with your network. If you’re like most roofers, selling more jobs, increasing profits and expanding product offerings are at the top of your 2021 business goals. Boosting productivity and taking on ... Read More
Seamless integration with Beacon PRO+ provides commercial customers with problem-solving solutions. Beacon (Nasdaq: BECN) announced today a partnership with Estimating Edge, a trusted provider of detailed construction measurements of materials and labor, estimating and project management software. The partnership includes a seamless integration of The EDGE™ estimating tool and the EDGE ... Read More
See all CertainTeed LLC videos and subscribe to their YouTube channel HERE Learn more about CertainTeed LLC by visiting their RCS directory. CertainTeed StreakFighter® for Algae Resistance StreakFighter® provides reliable, long-term protection against the unsightly black streaks caused by algae formation. Featuring copper-infused surface granules that possess natural anti-algae properties, StreakFighter works to ... Read More
From business owners to salespeople to production crews to office staff, there are a lot of roles that are essential to keeping your roofing company operational. So, shouldn't you have a software application that supports every area of your business? Jobba's roofing software offers a number of features and functionality that ... Read More
By Colin Sheehan, RCS Reporter. When it comes to software, no one size fits all. Learn how Jobba is creating software solutions for every contractor. In this RoofersCoffeeShop® special, Drive Your Own Software Solution! Heidi J. Ellsworth, RCS partner, chats with Eugene Zukowski of Jobba Trade Technologies to discuss what ... Read More
By Store Share Access. Planning, managing and scheduling roofing tasks has become a lot more effective and easier with SSA. In this era of cut-throat competition, every roofing business is striving to do more and achieve more. The “online calendar” feature available in Store Share Access (SSA) has caught the fancy of ... Read More
By Store Share Access. Cutting-edge and flexible systems like Store Share Access can be easily customized to meet the specific needs of any business in the roofing industry. At Store Share Access, sometimes our biggest competitors are not the rival software products, but the internal IT staff and individual software developers. Most ... Read More
By Karen Edwards, RT3. Learn why marketing technology should be one of your top priorities and how to implement it into your day-to-day operations. This is the time of year for goal setting and business preparation. Nearly all companies include closing more sales in their growth goal plans for 2021, ... Read More
Discover why roofers prefer roofing software over any other business management solution There are plenty of software options on the market that are designed to help business owners keep operations moving. But not all of them are created equal. After all, it wouldn’t make sense for a marketing company to use ... Read More
A worker safety task force works with university to further VR technology in roofing. The Roofing Alliance, the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), celebrating its 25th year, is funding a research program through Mississippi State University (MSU) for virtual reality and safety research. A team from MSU ... Read More
See all Polyglass videos and subscribe to their YouTube channel HERE Learn more about Polyglass by visiting their RCS directory. Why choose ADESO Self-Adhered Technology? ADESO Technology is the most innovative self-adhered bitumen waterproofing product available in the industry. Polyglass Velociflex Video How to install ADESO self-adhered membrane? Polyglass offers the best practice and installation instructions ... Read More
By Nearmap. A sleepy suburb turned vibrant community utilizes Nearmap to better understand how their properties will develop over time. Seven miles north of Boston, Massachusetts, sits Melrose, a town that has undergone massive changes over the last few years. What was once a suburb of empty nesters, Melrose ... Read More
By Colin Sheehan, RCS Reporter. Learn from two Estimating EDGE leaders about the most important considerations when deciding between estimating software. Estimating software is an incredible technological tool that contractors can utilize to eliminate incorrect data and human error while increasing efficiency and overall data accuracy. Because estimating software plays a vital ... Read More
By Heidi J. Ellsworth, HJE Consulting. Maintaining personal relationships and closing deals using digital technology in the “new normal.” This issue of Western Roofing Magazine falls a couple of months after the society changing COVID-19 pandemic changed our world. It has been a crazy time with sheltering in, social distancing ... Read More
By Jobba Trade Technologies. Four ways that investing in Jobba can help you reach your business goals. There are many considerations that come with the decision to invest in a business management software like Jobba. Choosing the best software includes weighing the cost against the value and learning how to implement the ... Read More
JobNimbus is excited to announce their integrated partnership with EagleView, the leading measurement solution in roofing and solar. The integration increases efficiency as you can now order your EagleView directly through JobNimbus. You will then receive a complete report right back in your JobNimbus, under your client's account. The new integration ... Read More
S2:E6 Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) roofing contractor member Wendy Marvin, Matrix Roofing & Home Solutions and RT3 Executive Director Karen Edwards will be Heidi J. Ellsworth’s guests for a Coffee Conversation all about technology in roofing. RT3 has been leading the industry in thought leadership since 2016, bringing roofing ... Read More
Software companies that focus on Best of Breed, fix problems and provide very specific solutions for success. Our friends at the Estimating Edge know software and they know roofing companies. They recently developed an e-book that helps roofing contractors ask the right questions when it is time to choose software for ... Read More
EagleView customers count on post-event imagery for recovery efforts. EagleView, a leading technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions for government, construction and insurance has received its first post-event images following Hurricane Zeta. As soon as weather conditions permitted, EagleView’s fixed-wing aircraft were in the air capturing ultra-high-resolution ... Read More
Contrary to popular belief, Jobba isn't like other roofing software providers on the market. It's a complete roofing software solution that follows a contractor-driven development approach—meaning we create the tools roofers like you tell us they need to successfully run their business. So how does this approach separate ... Read More
By Justin Finneran, CertainTeed. Inspections can be completed through video conferencing tools. Out of the employed U.S. workforce, sixty-two percent of people were working from home shortly after the pandemic hit. However, the majority of construction workers were required to make a decision between whether to continue their work as-is ... Read More
It is important to remember to not only consider the cost, but also think about the return on investment that the software will deliver. Our friends at the Estimating Edge know software and they know roofing companies. They recently developed an e-book that helps roofing contractors ask the right questions when ... Read More
By Joe Keller, Triangle Building Company. One of the key traits that all successful companies have is organization, and JobNimbus delivers. Organization applies to all facets of your business: front office, back office, sales team and production. If you’re not running as a highly organized, fine-tuned machine, you’re not only missing out ... Read More
By Colin Sheehan, RCS Reporter. Longtime EDGE employees discuss the rapid advancement in software technology and why every contractor should use EDGE for better customer and sales relations. Karen Edwards, the editor at RoofersCoffeeShop® (RCS), recently spoke with Joe Pettit and Mike Mouw of Estimating EDGE software about the technological advancements in ... Read More
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. TAMKO teams up with Lead Scout to help contractors target their marketing efforts and win more jobs. Lead Scout is an easy-to-use canvassing app that lets your sales team hyper-focus on homeowners and the issues you see with their roof. Here is how it works: Use the mobile ... Read More
By Lauren White, RCS Assistant Editor. We walk through x-ray machines, sensors at grocery stores and now sanitation cubes? As vaccines for the coronavirus continue to be developed and put into clinical trials, companies are doing their part to find solutions to keep people safe and help stop the spread of COVID-19 ... Read More
By EagleView. Advocate Construction shares how EagleView helped them grow from a two-man partnership to a thriving business serving six major U.S. markets. Co-owner and president of Advocate Construction, Doug Cooper, said EagleView allowed them to “scale their business.” The Illinois-based company was founded in Glendale, Illinois by Doug and his partner ... Read More
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. Be sure that the software company you choose has a proven track record. Our friends at the Estimating Edge know software and they know roofing companies. They recently developed an e-book that helps roofing contractors ask the right questions when it is time to choose software ... Read More
Cotney Consulting Group Adopt Technology
September 30, 2020 John Kenney of Cotney Consulting Group shares with Heidi J. Ellsworth his 30-plus years of roofing experience and how he has adopted technologies that make sense. Known for his excellence in roofing operations, John is bringing tools like Smartsheet, artificial intelligence and a deep understanding of technologies that ... Read More
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. Reading reviews and talking to other contractors about the software is key. Our friends at the Estimating Edge know software and they know roofing companies. They recently developed an e-book that helps roofing contractors ask the right questions when it is time to choose software for ... Read More
By Lauren White, RCS Assistant Editor. The future of construction is wearable technology. Remember those out-of-this-world gadgets featured in “Back to the Future II,” set in 2020, like auto-dry jackets, AR glasses and voice-activated tech? While we might not have time-travelling cars and power-lacing sneakers yet, we watch movies in 3D, ... Read More
By John Kenney, Cotney Consulting Group. How the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated technological advancement in business and what roofing contractors need to do to keep up. History has shown us that those who do not adapt to their evolving environment become extinct. Technology, and the constant change it promotes, is the evolutionary ... Read More
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. If you're employees aren't involved in the process, you might have a harder time implementing the solution. Our friends at the Estimating Edge know software and they know roofing companies. They recently developed an e-book that helps roofing contractors ask the right questions when it is ... Read More
By Colin Sheehan, RCS Reporter. The website features an updated layout and enhanced navigation system accessible on all devices. The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) announced they’re launching a redesigned polyiso website. The website features an updated layout and more content about polyiso’s versatile, high-performance insulation achievements suitable for ... Read More
By Equipter. The right roofing technology tools can create limitless opportunities for business growth. Growing your business takes time. But you can speed up that process by taking advantage of today’s technology that works in your favor. Many tools are available to help you streamline scheduling, enhance sales presentations, increase production and ... Read More
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. The ability to work remotely has become more important than ever. Our friends at the Estimating Edge know software and they know roofing companies. They recently developed an e-book that helps roofing contractors ask the right questions when it is time to choose software for their ... Read More
The platform streamlines end-to-end selling experience with integrated tools and resources. GAF, North America’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, introduced a comprehensive, digital selling platform for contractors called GAF Project. Integrating a range of tools from lead management to payments, the end-to-end offering enables contractors to customize a consistent selling experience ... Read More
It's important that any software be able to grow with your business. Our friends at the Estimating Edge know software and they know roofing companies. They recently developed an e-book that helps roofing contractors ask the right questions when it is time to choose software for their businesses. Over the next ... Read More
By Mike Davis, East Fork Roofing. This roofing company in Reno, Nevada made the switch to this model three years ago with much success. Editor’s note: The following is a guest blog from RT3 member and owner of East Fork Roofing, Mike Davis. It’s a deep dive and a how-to article to ... Read More
Digitizing Your Sales Process Going paperless is something that gets thrown around a lot, but at Leap we truly believe that #PaperSucks! It’s no secret that companies that have embraced technology gradually over the past 10-15 years are better positioned to make it through industry changes, like the one we are ... Read More
FiberTite provides operational security globally to the world’s most powerful brands. Our innovative, high performance coated membrane has a unique, four layer technology providing puncture, chemical and ponding water resistance. Our FiberTite Technical Representatives are close to the product on a daily basis and are revered as some ... Read More
By Justin Finneran, CertainTeed. Discover new ways to reach and influence potential customers without meeting face-to-face. It’s no secret that politicians, business leaders and salespeople have all mastered the art of persuasion. Without this skill, it is likely they would have difficulty achieving success. Persuasion is an art that encourages others to ... Read More
The RT3 Community will allow more members of the roofing industry to engage with RT3 members. Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3), a group of progressive roofing professionals focused on technology solutions for the roofing industry, announced the creation of a new, non-voting membership called the RT3 Community. “In more traditional ... Read More
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. Now, more than ever, technology is the key to staying competitive and working safely. Every one of us has had to change the way we do business during the coronavirus pandemic. With roofing being an essential business, many contractors are scrambling to find the right tools ... Read More
By Lauren White. This easy-to-use app can save you time, money, and headaches. Not only am I learning about roofing and the technical terms associated with it through working as a freelance writer for RoofersCoffeeShop®, but I’m learning what it takes to manage a roofing company. I’ve grown up in the ... Read More
Commercial construction subcontractors can better manage the sales to bid process. Estimating Edge, a trusted provider of professional estimating and takeoff software and Followup CRM, a powerful CRM software designed for the construction industry, announced the integration between their software tools. Followup CRM will include a direct connection in the EDGE™ Estimator ... Read More
GiddyUp software to play a key role in the SRS growth strategy. CutterCroix, LLC ("CutterCroix") announced today that SRS Distribution, Inc. ("SRS"), one of the largest and fastest-growing building products distributors in the United States, has selected CutterCroix's GiddyUp web-based software to manage their commercial division's take-off process. "Commercial roofing sales is ... Read More
New upgrade to Renoworks visualizer on TAMKO.com is powered by EagleView® and offers reduced rates and no subscription needed for measurements and modeling to close deals without a home visit Today, TAMKO Building Products LLC launches new measurement and 3D modeling technology on its website to offer contractors and dealers solutions ... Read More
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RCS Influencer Michelle Boykin says that now is the time to use technology to your advantage. The most important thing that we were able to do at Rackley Roofing is to try to keep everything as normal as we can for everyone. We are fortunate to be in an area where ... Read More
RT3 panelists: Ryan Groth (Sales Transformation Group), Michelle Boykin (Rackley Roofing), Steve Little (KPost Roofing Company), Karen Edwards (RT3), Anna Anderson (Art Unlimited), and Ken Kelly (Kelly Roofing) discuss key components to virtualizing your company effectively. If you missed the first webinar in the series, you can watch the ... Read More
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. Smart Drain helps building owners proactively manage their roofs. In this Roofing Roadtrips with Heidi podcast, she talks with Tremco’s Ashley Cooper, Knovi Monitoring Technology product manager, to learn more about the innovative Knovi Smart Drain. Having worked for several years as the service manager for ... Read More


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