We get it. You want the same sales numbers as you had last spring. If anything, you need your sales higher than ever at the end of slow winter months.
The truth is, roofing in the winter, especially in eastern and northern states, just typically isn’t smart. If you’re dealing with harsh weather, there’s no point in putting your employees in jeopardy. Roofs become slippery and roofers’ thin gloves can leave their hands frozen. If you don’t think these factors are hazardous and uncomfortable for your workers, consider the fact that these obstacles will slow down your project quite drastically. If you’re dealing with cold, you probably won’t get much done–you don’t even have the proper temperatures for shingles to seal. (This is one of those times you wish you were a roofer in Florida or Texas, eh?).
Sometimes, however, you get a few winter days with decent weather, just even time to make small repairs. Or sometimes a homeowner has increasingly hazardous roof damage that needs immediate attention regardless of the weather. So deciding whether to roof in the winter or not can be a toss up!
If you’re considering roofing during cold or snowy weather, at least play it smart. Sending an employee to measure a roof when it’s icy, just doesn’t make sense. Trying to nail down a shingle that’s so brittle from that cold that it cracks, just doesn’t make sense. Trying to use a compressor that’s so cold the water in it has frozen, just doesn’t make sense. What does make sense? RoofScope’s remote measurement reports. Get all the measurements you need in a RoofScope takeoff report without setting foot outside or sending an employee to climb a roof.
Get the best of both worlds. While you aren’t sending roofers to get the physical labor done, you don’t have to completely stall your business in the winter months. Keep your estimating and sales team moving no matter the weather with RoofScope.