How to lower your roofing company’s overhead
Did you know that there are currently close to 110,000 roofing contractors in the U.S.? That’s an increase of 1.8% compared to a year ago. So, there’s a lot of competition in the industry.
How will your roofing company stand out from the crowd? Are you strategically positioned to meet the needs of homeowners who need help replacing or maintaining their roofing systems?
One way to appeal to customers is by offering great products, services, and prices. That doesn’t mean you have to be the cheapest. But finding ways to cut costs without jeopardizing quality will help you be more competitive in a crowded industry.
If you lower your roofing company’s overhead, you’ll be able to pass on the savings to clients.
Here’s a look at 3 specific ways you can lower your roofing businesses’ overhead to get ahead.
#1. Find Cost-Effective Office Space
Having a physical address will help you establish a professional image. Customers want to know that they can meet someone in person if they have any questions or concerns.
Just make sure you don’t wind up with a bigger space than you need. You’ll be paying based on the square footage and the location. The cost of rent will eat up a chunk of your revenue each month, so finding an office of the right size and in the right area can make a big difference.
#2. Rent Rather Than Buy
It can cost a small fortune to buy business equipment. While it might make sense to purchase some of your equipment outright, you might also be able to rent or lease some of your equipment.
You’ll need to figure out what makes sense to you since there is no one-size-fits-all solution. But renting or leasing could wind up saving you a lot of money.
#3. Outsource Receptionist Duties
Another way you can reduce overhead is by hiring a virtual receptionist who can be on call 24/7.
With our virtual receptionist option, you’ll receive fully customizable phone answering services for your roofing business. You’ll save time and money since you won’t have to train or hire an in-house receptionist. It’ll be a cost-effective option that makes things easier for you.
Hiring a virtual receptionist also means you won’t have to field calls while on a roof. Rather than having to stop working every time your phone rings, you’ll be able to count on your virtual receptionist to answer calls and to address any customer concerns.
When you choose a virtual receptionist package to meet your roofing company’s needs, you’ll get a native English speaker to ensure accurate communication with customers. The professional will learn about your business to capably represent your company.
You’ll also be assigned a local phone number so customers know they’re dealing with a local business. If you so choose, you’ll also get daily reports that detail the types of calls your receptionist received and how the receptionist handled the calls. This will keep you in the loop.
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