3 Ways Innovative Equipment Will Change Your Roofing Business

The roofing process hasn’t changed much in the last few decades. Many roofers do the job the same way their fathers or uncles did. And, for a long time, that was a good process because it handled debris with the tools and manpower available.

But, now, innovative technology is giving roofers better, more efficient ways to replace roofs. The Equipter RB4000 is a specialized roofing container that’s driveable, raiseable, and dump-able. Designed by a family of roofers, it’s engineered to revolutionize the way roofers manage debris and clean up job sites.

1. Streamline Clean-Up

How many labor hours does your crew spend double- and triple-handling shingles, nails, and other debris? If the answer is too many, then it’s time to change the way you roof.

Roofing equipment like the RB4000 can shave hours off of clean-up. Tow the unit to the job site, just like you would with any trailer. When you get onsite, use the Equipter’s 13-horsepower engine to drive and position it virtually anywhere on the property, including right next to the building. Then, raise the container–it has a 12-foot lift–so you can place it just off the roofline.

As roofers tear off shingles, they can deposit them directly into the raised container. When the container is full, lower it to the ground, drive the RB4000 to a truck or dumpster, and use the unit’s hydraulic gate to dump the materials for disposal.

It’s an innovative process that helps roofers work smarter—not harder.

2. Reduce Labor-Related Costs

When you streamline debris handling, you make roofers more efficient, allowing them to complete jobs faster, whether you’re roofing a small home or large commercial property.

And using professional-level roofing equipment doesn’t necessarily mean you need to lay off crew members. For example, when you use an RB4000, you can take workers who normally handle clean-up and train them to work on the roof. The extra manpower combined with the streamlined roofing process translates into fewer hours on the job.

Implementing an innovative debris management process can also mean the difference between packing up at 5 p.m. and getting home in time for dinner, or packing up at 7:30 p.m., starving and worn down from a long day of hard roofing. That’s the kind of perk that attracts and retains quality roofers–and that further reduces labor-related costs.

3. Create Happier Customers

One of the top concerns among roofing prospects is that a roofing contractor is going to junk up their property with old shingles, material packaging, old nails, and other debris. Or, worse, they fear falling debris will damage landscaping or exterior HVAC units. And those hazards can be hard to avoid if you’re relying on a legacy debris management process that consists of nothing more than tarps, boards, or street-side trailers.

Equipter-assisted roofers can easily dispose of debris without dropping it to the ground, where it can create a dump-like job site and raise the risk for property damage. It’s an innovative process that changes the customer experience–and that translates into homeowners who are thrilled with your work.

When customers are super-satisfied, they’re more likely to leave positive reviews when you send them a review request with JobNimbus. The cleaner job site also makes them more likely to give word-of-mouth referrals to family, friends, and neighbors.

Don’t lock your roofing business in the past because “that’s the way we’ve always done it.” Instead, take advantage of innovative roofing equipment that helps you get the job done faster, reduce labor hours, and create happy, referral-giving homeowners.

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