5 Tips for Hiring a Roof Contractor

Whether a building owner requires simple roof repairs or a complete roof restoration, it is obvious that roofing is an expensive investment. With the economic pressures placed upon businesses by today’s economic climate, it might be tempting to go with a roof contractor who offers a below-cost bid, but the long-term consequences of doing so can be brutal. Many contractors who offer below-cost bids are actually “fly-by-night” contractors who are uninsured or use less-than-ideal materials. Choosing a roof contractor solely on the basis of his bid is hardly a good idea.

Of course, the other concern that guides business owners’ decisions on whether to hire a particular contractor is guided by their intent to receive the best service possible, but not at the highest cost. Determining which roof contractor to hire then becomes a balancing act of settling between a contractor’s pricing and service quality.

To help building owners and business owners navigate this often-difficult field, we offer a few tips below for consideration.

Advice for Hiring the Right Roof Contractor

1. Complete in-depth research.

There is no more important thing to do than engaging in discerning research. Carefully consider each of the contractors who are in the running for your needs. Is there evidence of their having a permanent business address? Do they freely offer their licensing numbers? Is the contractor registered to do work in your area? Do the contractors offer testimonials from past satisfied customers, and are they willing to share past customers’ phone numbers for references? How do the contractors portray themselves? Are they part of any professional associations or trade membership organizations? Ask tough questions and learn as much about the contractors bidding on your job as possible. Knowledge is power, after all, and it will be of tremendous assistance in your decision-making.

2. Narrow down the bidding contractors to a few candidates.

While research is the most important step, there is nothing quite like getting in front of someone to get a handle on him or her. Most roof contractors, regardless of their business’ size, offer free roof estimates or quotes before commencing work. Many of these contractors’ estimates or quotes will be free, no-obligation offers. Take advantage of this offering, and use the opportunity to gauge the contractor’s knowledge and ethics. Does he appear to be trustworthy? How does he or she handle product defects or poor cases of installation? What sort of warranties does the contractor offer? Again, question-asking is key to discerning more critical information for your needs.

3. Get a few estimates based on the same specifications and materials.

This is largely an extension of the first step. It is also one of the greatest methods for determining a contractor’s quality and ethics. Do not hesitate to receive 3-5 bids from different contractors who use the same roofing materials, and who would take care of the job according to the same specifications. Ask for estimates of how much time you think the job will take to complete. Doing so will allow you to get an idea of cost range, service efficacy, project efficiency, and other critical information.

4. Steer clear of contractors who use high-pressure sales tactics.

Should your roof have undergone major damage or need major repairs, it may be a temptation to turn to the first contractor who appears on your doorstep. Contractors who offer the greatest “cost efficiency” may be more attractive than established, proven roofing contractors as well. Contractors who use these sort of tactics are often not trustworthy, straightforward, or, at the least, respectful of your needs. Do yourself—and your wallet—a favor, and steer clear of them.

5. Make sure to have everything in writing.

When engaging someone for roofing work, make sure to have everything clearly spelled out and in writing. The person’s name, address, license number, and phone number should be included in the proposal. Do not sign anything before you have read it in its entirety and made sure you understand all of the agreement’s terms. Ensuring that everything in the proposal is clearly labeled and broken down is a good sign that the contractor is organized and efficient; good signs for the service you will receive. Turn to the advice of trusted friends for assistance should you find any part of this stage challenging.

Choice Roof Contractor Group’s Advantage

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  • Roof maintenance & repair
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With our nationwide contractor network, our members have been carefully vetted and confirmed to be quality service providers by a board of veteran roofers. Each member, regardless of how experienced he is in roofing, also goes to Conklin roof systems training for expert, in-depth instruction in proper application of commercial roof systems. All members of Choice Roof Contractor Group also agree to abide by strict quality standards upon becoming members as well.

Because our members hold themselves to high standards of excellence, building owners and business owners can be sure that they are getting quality service from topnotch roofing professionals. Our members also use Conklin roofing products for all commercial jobs. Conklin roof systems have been shown to enhance an existing commercial roof’s life for decades, and they provide seamless, leak-proof protection, tremendous energy savings, and great resistance against inclement weather and extreme conditions. They have been a leading choice for commercial roofing for 40+ years, as they have been installed on over 2 billion square feet of roofing across the United States.

Call us today at 800-670-5583 to learn why a Choice Roof Contractor can be the best fit for your needs.

Conklin Roofing Systems Complaints

Just take a quick glance over the Internet, and it is clear that there is no shortage of complaints for all roofing products, regardless of the manufacturer. Products that are poorly installed, break down, or do not perform as specified; these are just a few examples of problems that customers can encounter.

Although it can be very difficult to find complaints on the roofing systems provided by Conklin, they are not fully exempt from them, either.  Where the difference arises from some other roofing product brands, however, is not in the quality or makeup of Conklin roofing products themselves, but the circumstances of their installation.

Conklin’s overall track record gives a clear idea of these roof systems’ efficacy. Conklin roofing systems have been shown to last more than three decades, a long lifecycle for any product in the building industry but especially for coating systems. Plus, there are countless business owners who advocate the Conklin brand. Since 1977, these roofing materials have been installed on over 2 billion square feet of roofing in just the United States alone.

Why Are Conklin Roofing Complaints Around?

Here are a few reasons for why customer complaints arise against Conklin materials:

  • Conklin roof products may be improperly installed. This is the most obvious reason for why a roof system would fail. If a roof contractor fails to install the product properly, the consequences can very quickly become evident. For example, before he applies a Conklin roof coating, a roof contractor must fill all cracks that are less than 1/8 in. by 1/8 in. with Kwik Kaulk acrylic latex caulk as a base. He must also apply joint tape to all remaining cracks, joints, and flashing detail. Should the contractor neglect to do this, the reinforcement against the cracks these products provide will be absent. As a result, the crack will persist, and over time weather conditions or wear-and-tear can make the crack become more pronounced.
  • Sometimes the contractor does a poor but “proper” installation of Conklin products. If a contractor does not apply a system with care and precision, there is a chance the roof system will fail in the long run. For instance, a base coat of the third-generation Conklin acrylic roof coating, Rapid Roof III must be applied to a spray foam application no later than 72 hours after the spray foam was applied. If applied later, the foam surface will likely bear damage and need to be replaced with a new layer of foam.
  • A roof system might be applied in the wrong conditions. Some Conklin roof systems, such as our modified PVC material, Flexion can be applied at all times of the year without consequence. But other roofing materials, such as Benchmark require application in specific weather conditions. For instance, Benchmark must not be applied at temperatures less than 40 degrees Fahrenheit or in inclement weather.

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With Choice Roof Contractor Group, building owners avoid these pitfalls and receive service with industry-leading products from reliable roofing professionals. Choice Roof Contractors are required to undergo comprehensive, direct factory training in proper application of Conklin roof systems. Plus, when he applies for endorsement, a roof contractor is very carefully vetted.

On top of our group’s careful vetting process and comprehensive, proper roof systems training, our members also have around-the-clock access to our group’s most successful and experienced roofers. These “senior mentors” serve as a reference point for any question a new member might have, and they are available through picture text messaging, social media, telephone, or other forms of communication. This around-the-clock access ensures that building owners receive first-rate service from truly professional contractors with exceptional reference sources and support.

For more information about how a Choice Roof Contractor can help you with your needs, call us today at 800-670-5583.

Conklin Roof Contractor Advantages

Conklin_RSWith commercial roofing reaching up to $5.3 billion in sales in 2014, there are a lot of opportunities for roof contractors to strengthen their businesses’ competitiveness. The reputation that a contractor already has, the products that he uses, and the overall quality of his workmanship will have a strong bearing on how far his business can go in terms of growth potential.

Because they use such high-quality products, Conklin roof contractors have many opportunities to take advantage of this market-wide growth. Among other things, Conklin roofing stands out with a non-prorated, fully renewable warranty, a rarity for any product in the building industry, and the fact that these systems have been installed on over 2 billion square feet of roofs throughout the United States since 1977. That, along with energy benefits, seamless and long-lasting protection, and certified fire and category four hurricane wind resistance, makes this roofing really stand out among the many available today.

However, while Conklin roof contractors can benefit strongly from their product quality and reputation, there is even more growth potential for contractors who are part of Choice Roof Contractor Group. Why? Because this nationwide contractor network builds on top of Conklin, adding further value to something that has already proven itself to be highly reputable.

Advantages to Joining our Network of Conklin Roofers

Conklin_mentorFor one, all members of Choice Roof Contractor Group go to Conklin roof systems training. This in-depth training program demonstrates to experienced and new contractors the ins-and-outs of proper Conklin systems application. Savvy building owners know the importance of product-specific training and it’s the only way you will be able to offer the industry-trusted Conklin warranty.

When they have finished, members of our nationwide group benefit from our lifelong support program from veteran roofers. Should a new member have a question about anything at all – closing a tough sale or applying a certain roof material, for example – he can reach out to these veteran contractors for in-field advice on the spot. Our group’s most experienced members will also offer to fly out to a new contractor’s area and help with the application of his first roof systems.

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    All people who apply to Choice Roof Contractor Group are carefully vetted before being considered for membership. Once someone has joined, he agrees to carry out his business with the highest professional standards, as the entirety of our membership body has agreed to do. This shared commitment to excellence and quality results, in turn, strengthens our reputation and increases our members’ overall bidding competitiveness.

    Aside from our strong reputation and roof systems training, members also benefit from a slew of other exclusive benefits. These include:

    • Commercial lead opportunities
    • Compelling sales material for closing sales
    • Proven marketing strategies for professional imaging
    • Discounted pricing on high-performance Conklin roof products
    • Shared marketing strategies other contractors are using with great success
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    The Key to Finding a Good Roofing Sales Job

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    Today’s job market is suffering from stagnation, and many professionals are looking for new opportunities to build up their income potential or just searching for employment.

    For professionals who are committed, there are great job opportunities within the building industry, especially commercial roofing sales jobs. Industry estimates for commercial roofing sales in 2014 are expected to balloon past $5 billion nationwide. With the demand for commercial roofing increasing and contractors everywhere working to take advantage of that growth, there is truly no limit to what a committed salesperson can accomplish.

    But exactly what factors should you look out for when searching for a quality roofing sales job? We cover a number of factors to keep an eye out for below.

    Key Questions to Ask when Searching

    • Do the sales personnel and employees in the company in general appear happy? A great company will have achieved a balance between its employees’ goals and satisfaction being met and its own business objectives being completed. The balance between the company’s commitment to its employees’ well-being and the pursuit of its own goals will be clearly present in the workers themselves. For instance: Are they productive? Do they give off a sense of cheerfulness or enthusiasm when you engage them? Keep these questions in mind when looking at a company you are considering.
    • What sort of training and support does the company offer its sales team? Whether you are new to commercial roofing or a seasoned building materials sales professional, there is always a learning curve when stepping into a new role. Pay close attention to whether a company offers good training for new sales personnel, how comprehensive that training is, and the support current sales team members enjoy in their daily sales efforts.
    • What sorts of income opportunities are available? This factor is an obvious one, as well as the factor by which most people looking for a sales job evaluate a particular company’s value to them. When it comes to roofing materials, depending on the size of a business, it is not unusual for a full-time contractor to buy anywhere from $250,000-1,000,000 worth of roofing product. With sizable commissions, those can be great opportunities for income-building. Clarify what the payment structure of the job is, too. Is there a base salary with commissions? Are the commissions one-time or residual (recurring)? Notably, commission-based jobs may offer very strong earning potential, as there is no income cap to what you can earn.
    • What is the company’s reputation in its local area, or the areas which it covers? Whether you are working for a roofing contractor, a building materials distributor, or on an independent basis, it is important to know the reputation of the company with which you are partnering. When you work with a company over time, you build up your own reputation. If a company’s ability to offer value is limited, or it has taken some hits for faulty services or poor-quality products, it is best to start searching for new opportunities. Do not even consider the possibility of letting a company’s poor reputation tarnish your own.

    Great Opportunities with Nationwide Contractor Network

    sales-opportunityChoice Roof Contractor Group offers a variety of ways to get involved in commercial roofing sales. The income potential is tremendous, and we are a company that has an across-the-board commitment to everyone’s success. More about our opportunities can be found on our commercial roofing sales page.

    Are you interested in going further? Then contact us today for more information, including on how we can help you achieve your long-term objectives.

    Conklin Roofing Systems Warranty Coverage

    Because a roof is a critical part of a building’s structure, any breakdown in its performance can be detrimental. Commercial roofing is also one of the most expensive investments a building owner can make, and with many warranties in the roofing industry proving to be less-than-clear or less-than-upfront, customer concerns over the specifics over a warranty’s coverage are definitely understandable.

    Below, we cover Choice Roof Contractor Group’s use of Conklin roofing products, warranty details, and how these offer value to building owners throughout the United States.

    Conklin roofing systems and their non-prorated warranties

    callAs a leader in the commercial roofing industry, Conklin takes its customers’ needs and expectations very seriously. Since its products have proven their ability to give a building strong, long-term protection for decades, the company offers generous non-prorated warranties.

    A non-prorated warranty is a warranty that will not lose its value overtime – issues are covered 100% over the entire duration of the guarantee. This type of warranty is very rare in the roofing industry. Furthermore, Conklin roof systems have a reported warranty claims rate of less than 1/2 of 1 percent, and Conklin’s non-prorated warranties can be transferred to new building owners. These factors give building owners greater flexibility and peace of mind compared to other roofing systems available on the market.

    Building owner-friendly and renewable

    Under Conklin’s non-prorated warranties, typically the roof contractor warranties his workmanship and Conklin warranties the roofing materials. Consequently, if any problems arise during the warranty period, there are zero out-of-pocket expenses for the building owner to pay.

    Conklin’s warranties are also renewable, which can be valuable for Conklin roof systems that have stretched past the guaranteed period. For instance, suppose a roof starts having problems 10 years after the warranty runs out. After a strong power washing with Wac II™, a roof contractor could apply a strong, durable and fully compatible elastomeric roof coating for the building owner to enjoy the high-level benefits of a Conklin roof restoration for an additional 18 years of guaranteed performance at minimal cost.

    Highly cost-effective

    callWhen fully applied, all Conklin roofing systems leave behind a white, highly reflective surface. These “white roofs” are capable of reflecting up to 85% of the sun’s energy, making a rooftop’s temperature as much as 80° cooler to generate up to 50% cost savings in A/C costs. With these heavy cost savings, one of these roof systems can pay for itself in just a short 5 to 7 years, therefore ultimately giving building owners a great long-term investment at competitive rates.

    Conklin’s great reputation

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    • Roof maintenance & repair
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    Since 1977, Conklin roofing materials have been installed on over 2 billion square feet of commercial roofs across the United States. This extensive track record has given Conklin a strong, hard-to-beat reputation in the commercial roofing industry.

    Choice Roof Contractor Group builds on top of Conklin’s proven success by offering business owners and property managers with trusted contractors in their local communities. Because all Choice Roof Contractors receive professional training in Conklin roofing products, should a member of our group be unable to service a building owner’s needs, another Choice Roof Contractor can step in and take over the owner’s needs with the same distinct quality and precision.

    Building owners who are looking for roof contractors who stand behind their work, are fully trained to install these high-quality roofing products, and offer great customer value through trusted services, can count on a Choicer Roof Contractor to do the job correctly the first time—and keep up that same level of quality.

    Contact us today, and you will see how our qualified members can offer you the best long-term roofing protection available, while being easy on your wallet.

    4 Reasons Why a Commercial Roofing Sales Job is a Great Opportunity

    Sales in the commercial roofing industry are expected to reach a new high of over $5 billion. That market value represents a great opportunity for sales professionals—there has never been a greater opportunity for getting involved and bringing home a great income.

    For people who are interested in the opportunity but anxious about crossing into the threshold of action, we examine the reasons for why a commercial roofing sales job can be a lucrative gig.

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    • Commercial roofing jobs and products can be easier to sell than other products and services. Regardless of technical innovations, building is a trade that will always be in demand. Other industries and their respective services and products, however, may be subject to the market whims of the day and change quickly. Furthermore, since a roof is the most important part of a building – after all, it is what protects the building and its contents from bad weather and harsh outdoor elements—it is critical that premium-grade roofing products be used for a building’s long-term protection. Therefore, sales opportunities that advocate on behalf of contractors who are able professionals, or roofing products that have proven track records of performance, will continue to abound—and present chances for serious income-building potential.
    • Many contractors are attracted to commercial roofing due to its lower physical requirements and stresses compared to other parts of the building industry. Many contractors who get started in commercial roofing note that they made the switch from residential roofing or other parts of the building industry due to this roofing’s lower physical requirements. This tendency is especially true of commercial roof contractors who work with low-impact roofing systems such as roof coatings. Because commercial roofing can attract contractors on this note alone, there are many opportunities for a sales professional to engage contractors and help them make the transition.
    • Many roof contractors are looking for guidance in how to make the switch from residential to commercial roofing, or just the right opportunity. Here is yet another great opportunity for the committed salesperson. Many roof contractors want to switch to commercial roofing, but do not know how to break into this highly profitable industry or have not found the right opportunity. A value-driven salesperson who is able to benefit the enterprising contractor and show him the steps toward getting started, therefore, has outstanding earning potential. Opportunities such as the full-service platform offered by Choice Roof Contractor Group are strong examples of how a sales professional can help an ambitious roofer make the leap.
    • There are great opportunities for sales commissions in commercial roofing products. Nowadays, depending on a business’ size, it is not unusual for a commercial roof contractor to order anywhere in the neighborhood of $300,000-1,000,000 worth of product every year. Whether a salesperson is actively employed or trying to find a job, these product purchases represent a great opportunity for generating a sizable income. For instance, one sales opportunity offered by Choice Roof Contractor Group will enable a salesperson to earn 5-8% base commissions off product purchases made by commercial roofers. These commissions can be residual, meaning that they come in for life as long as the contractors keep ordering product. Clearly, there are great opportunities for income-building potential here as well.

    Maximize Your Roofing Sales Salary with Choice Roof Contractor Group

    sales-opportunityChoice Roof Contractor Group offers some great sales jobs opportunities for dedicated professionals. The details of these opportunities can be found on our commercial roofing sales page.

    Are you interested in learning more? Then contact us today to learn more about our opportunities, become involved, or get roof sales tips for greater success if you are already involved in this unique opportunity.

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      White Roofs Producing Multimillion-dollar Energy Savings Across the U.S.

      Heat-Absortion-GraphToday, we examine the power of white roof coatings and how they are saving building owners across the United States hundreds of millions of dollars in net energy savings.

      Back in 2008, a science research conference advised that if “cool roofs” were on top of more buildings in the United States, building owners could see up to $1 billion in net energy savings throughout the year. In addition to greater energy efficiency and cost savings, the installation of white roofing (or more commonly known as a popular segment of “green roof systems”) on top of commercial buildings would have a tremendously positive environmental impact.

      White Roof Coatings Gaining in Popularity

      With the release of the ENERGY STAR certification by the United States government, “ENERGY STAR roofing” is becoming increasingly popular throughout all areas of the United States. The ENERGY STAR certification is a federally recognized distinction that says a product meets high quality standards for energy usage, meeting that product gives greater energy efficiency and utility cost savings than the “typical” product available in a market.

      Of the roofing products with the ENERY STAR certification, one product that is becoming very popular is elastomeric roof coatings. These coatings can be applied to any roof type and, when applied, form a seamless, white surface across a building top. A white roof surface can strongly reflect the sun’s UV rays off a building, dishing out tens of thousands of dollars in energy savings for just one building owner per year. Notably, Conklin elastomeric roof coatings reflect up to 85% of the sun’s rays. They are also the only roof coatings in commercial roofing to have up to an 18-year non-prorated warranty, increasing their customer value.

      Roofs currently account for 25% of surface area in U.S. cities, and pavements accounted for 35% of surface area. Just these numbers alone illustrate the energy-saving power of these cool roof systems.

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      Conklin’s Energy-efficient Roofing Leading the Way

      With the rising public interest in energy-efficient roofing, there emerges a great market opportunity for commercial roof contractors to take advantage of. Conklin, one of the most trusted brands in commercial roofing today, was the inventor of the popular acrylic roof coating that is so heavily used today. Since Conklin introduced its first acrylic roofing system almost 40+ years ago, Conklin roofing products have been installed on over 2 billion square feet of commercial roofing. As of now, even with their “generous” warranty coverage, Conklin roof systems sport a warranty claim rate of ¼ of 1 percent.

      The green roof systems offered by Conklin also grant multiple other benefits:

      • Up to 30% savings in air conditioning costs
      • Up to 50% cost savings in avoided roof replacement
      • Reliable and proven roofing protection that lasts for up to 40+ years
      • Few upkeep and maintenance requirements compared to other roofing systems
      • Seamless, leakproof protection against current and future leaks
      • Certified fire resistance and strong protection against hurricane-grade winds

      Particularly, Conklin roof materials are especially ideal for metal roofs and membranous roofs.

      Are you interested in learning more? Contact us today to learn why so many building owners are turning to Conklin for answers to their roofing problems.

      5 Reasons Why Commercial Roofs Should Be Inspected

      callEven though it is the most important part of a building, a roof is hardly the first thing anyone thinks of that needs regular maintenance or inspection.  But when a problem rolls around, it sure can quickly get your attention. Worse, if left untreated, even the smaller roofing defects can lead to bigger roofing problems—and expensive repair needs and more money out-of-pocket.

      Thus, just like in medicine, the best defense against any roofing issue is preventative action. Getting your roof regularly inspected will help you cut down on roofing repair costs, anticipate extensive damage before it makes its unwelcome appearance, and in general keep your commercial building and its contents safe.

      Below, we lay out five concrete reasons for why getting your roof inspected at least once a year is a good idea.

      Five Good Reasons for Regular Roof Inspection

        1. Safeguard against weathering and aging.

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      Even the longest-lasting roofs are subject to the effects of wear-and-tear over time. As time passes by, many problems can become clearly visible. One of the most common problems associated with older or more weathered roofs is a roof leak, which may be an indicator of larger or more subtle problems. Alternatively, a break or crack in the roof’s structure can lead to water making its way into your building. Getting your roof inspected regularly will raise your awareness of where affected areas may be, and allow you to quickly schedule maintenance on them before they become more severe.

        2. Regular maintenance and cleaning for long-term protection.

      Naturally, if you want your commercial roof to last for a long time, it is necessary to keep it clean and in good shape. That means that getting the small areas of your roof where problems are located serviced, and getting your roof cleaned periodically, will be optimal for your long-term protection. Plus, if pieces of debris have been pulled up on your roof during a strong windstorm, you will identify big problem-causing issues such as sitting puddles of water.

        3. Leaks assessment and identification of other problems.

      Heavy storms often lead to roof leaks, which is the time most building owners request a commercial roof inspection for determining whether there is any damage. However, a leak may only be a small indicator of a problem that a building has had for a long time. Other problems can be at play, such as moisture gathering under a roof’s surfacing layer, leading to rotten materials, corrosion, mold, or compromised insulation.

      In those cases, an experienced roofing professional is needed. An entry point for moisture can be far away from the detection point or a visible problem. If left alone, a roof leak may lead to your whole roof needing to be replaced. Plus, getting your roof inspected can draw your attention to other issues, such as clogged gutters or overgrown tree branches. Clearly, a roof inspection can be multi-functional in its usefulness.

        4. Shoring up storm damage.

      When a big storm has passed through your area, getting your roof inspected is strongly recommended. For one, that will help you cut back on bigger issues arising from water infiltration into your building. Wind and hail can likewise damage your roof and require it to be maintenanced or repaired.

      In addition, debris may be swept up on your roof in powerful storms, causing roof blowouts at your roof’s perimeter or breaks in your roof’s surfacing layer. An inspection right after a storm will let you identify and take care of those problems immediately before they become even more costly.

        5. Determining required building improvements or updates.

      A roof inspection can highlight a need for a building update or continual improvement. For example, some building owners may install electronic equipment on their buildings, which means they have to install lighting protection on older buildings. Some of these improvements or updates can affect the roof itself. An inspection can thus be a great, cost-effective way for identifying what improvements or updates may be required.

       

      Roofing Sales Opportunity with Unbeatable Benefits

      Given today’s economy, all salespeople can speak of the difficulty and focus that their jobs require. Whether you are new to the field and slowing building up your client base, or are a seasoned sales professional who knows all the tricks of the trade, it is clear that it really takes energy, determination, and doggedness to get ahead.

      callBut for those sales professionals who have spent years busting their backs and growing their companies of employment to new heights, today’s economic standards can throw a whole other curveball. Many salespeople are losing their jobs just before they reach retirement—and that means they do not get the retirement benefits they have worked so hard for.

      Because job security is largely a thing of the past, many sales professionals are looking for something greater; opportunities to build up companies with a good reputation, a superb value proposition, trustworthiness, and real opportunities for hefty paychecks.

      For those who wish to earn high-dollar incomes while supporting an ages-old profession that has emerged as one of the backbones of America—roofing— Choice Roof Contractor Group offers unique sales opportunities.

      What is Choice Roof Contractor Group?

      callWe are a nationwide group of commercial roofing professionals committed to high-quality standards and work output. Our members are well-known for using Conklin roofing products, a brand which enjoys a 45-year reputation for excellence and has been installed on billions of square feet of commercial roofs across the United States.

      Because Conklin offers customers so many benefits—thousands of dollars in energy cost savings, complete and reliable protection against leaks and roof damage for the long-term, tax benefits and advantages from the roofing products’ ENERGY STAR™ certification, and more—they are easy to sell.

      Our nationwide scale enables us to connect our members with commercial building owners and commercial real estate managers who are more than ready to use our members’ services. All qualified contractors who join our organization receive lead opportunities, lifetime mentorship and sales coaching from veteran roofers, full-out marketing support, additional credibility with our nationwide reputation, and so much more.

      In short, because of our organization’s membership benefits and top-quality product commitment, the opportunities for committed sales professionals have never been greater.

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        Because we are fiercely committed to making sure our roofing contractors are successful in many ways, you have multiple sales channels in which you can become active. These opportunities include:

        • Sizable commissions for bringing on more roofing contractors as members
        • Lifelong commissions on high-dollar, residual product sales
        • Additional commission opportunities from engaging business owners

        It is not unusual for the typical full-time commercial roof contractor to purchase upwards of $100,000-200,000 worth of roofing products per year. With 5-8% base commissions coming from these ongoing product sales, the numbers can add up real fast for some hefty incomes.

        For more information, visit the following link: Commercial Roofing Sales Position.

        The Scope of the Opportunity

        sales-opportunityAs of now, there are over 700,000 contractors in the United States. Those are more prospects than one could ever approach in a lifetime. These benefits, together with the unique but effective full-service platform Choice Roof Contractor Group, offer a true win-win situation for everyone who is willing to take the plunge.

        Have any more questions about the opportunities we offer? Contact us today and get started on the road to serious income-earning potential.

         

        Conklin Roofing Business Startup vs. Typical Business Startup

        Today’s economic conditions are making the job market tight nowadays, and many people are deciding to start their own business as an alternative. One of the industries in which many are finding great business opportunities is the roofing industry, as there is always demand for roof contractors.

        Commercial roofing sales in 2014 alone are expected to reach $5.3 billion, and combined residential and commercial roofing sales are expected to reach over $27 billion by 2017. There are clearly lots of opportunities for establishing a strong bottom line in this industry, but the competition is high.

        The Conklin Roofing Business Opportunity

        callDespite the roofing industry’s high competition, there are a number of ways to be very successful. One of the most popular business models in the commercial roofing industry is the Conklin business opportunity. In this business model, a contractor becomes a Conklin applicator with the ability to issue warranties by going to Conklin roof systems training. Afterward, he or she is able to build a strong commercial roofing business while also gaining the opportunity to build up a Conklin sales network for additional income.

        Business Opportunities in Other Industries

        Of course, there are opportunities for entrepreneurism in other industries as well. Some popular industries nowadays include information technology, consumer products, healthcare, mobile accessories, and other areas of strong focus.

        The catch is that with these other markets, additional resources may be required for you to break into them. For one, many entrepreneurs find that entering into some markets requires specialized knowledge, unique skill sets, or strong thinking abilities, which may obtained from a good college education. While this road is certainly great for many reasons, is it for everyone?

        We take a look at the startup costs and risks associated with each below.

        Conklin Roofing Business vs. “Traditional” Business Opportunities

        callI. Startup costs. To become a Conklin independent business owner and attain discounted pricing, you have to go to roof systems training, for a fee of $799. At the training classes, you get the complete training you need to service commercial roofs. On the other hand, for just getting the educational resources that will benefit one in more technical industries, a college degree leaves college graduates with an average debt of around $30,000. Plus, a college graduate who is looking to start a business in a technical field may require additional certifications, which can cost hundreds of extra dollars. That does not even give certainty that he or she will be able to start his or her business in that field, either.

        II. Rate of equipment costs paid off. A Conklin roofing business owner can potentially pay off all of his or her equipment costs with his or her first 10,000+ square-foot roof. Because the contractor learns a great deal in roof systems training, he or she can start from the get-go. Other fields requiring more technical or specialized knowledge may require an entrepreneur to invest more time or energy in learning or perfecting his or her craft. And as the old saying goes, “time lost is money spent.” Equipment costs are also variable from industry to industry in the more specialized sectors of private businesses.

        callIII. Resources and advantages when starting out. A Conklin business owner has many advantages when starting out: Conklin’s 45-year reputation for excellence backing his or her services, available marketing materials that have been put together and market-tested, senior mentors for guidance, and much more. An entrepreneur in another industry may have to develop all of these resources or their equivalents from the ground up, using up time that he or she could be using to get his or her sales operations up-and-running.

        IV. Established business value. While a Conklin roofing contractor already has the established Conklin brand behind him or her, the entrepreneur in the other field may struggle in proving his or her product or service’s value. In the business world, this step is known as establishing “proof of concept”. That is usually measured and determined by sales revenues one brings in, among other measures.  Plus, Conklin roofing systems feature non-prorated warranties that cover 100% of material costs for up to 20 years. That makes Conklin products easier to sell, making it easier for you to establish your business’ bottom line.

        There are many other ways in which we could compare these two roads. But the Conklin business opportunity does require less capital, and perhaps less spending of energy and time, in getting started.

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