First and foremost, the roofing supply company that you work with needs to offer a wide array of roofing materials for you to choose from. The various clients that you work with will have different tastes and preferences when it comes to the aesthetic and functional design of their roofs.
Across much of the country, asphalt shingles are the norm and the most popular roofing material option. They are among the most economical options available as they are relatively low in cost while also tough and durable.
But this is not the only option you want to offer your clients and customers because their tastes may be more lavish or they simply may prefer to have a unique home in a sea of cookie-cutter ones.
As such, choose a single roofing supplier that offers a wide array of materials including composite shingles, tiles, shakes, and more. The more of your materials you can get from one supplier, the better your rates will be and the easier you can get the supplies you need for your customers.
As a roofing contractor, you know as well as anyone that you will have some clients and customers that are more demanding and in a hurry to get their job done than others. You will also need to provide emergency roofing services to customers that have been severely impacted by natural disasters or other issues.
Because of this, you want a roofing supplier that will be willing to accommodate those needs. Rapid delivery and pickup services are essential for your business to be successful and there are many roofing supply companies out there that are simply not equipped or not willing to provide these services or who won’t do so without astronomical add-on fees.
Look for a roofing supplier that offers such services as standard in their fees. This will save you money and ensure you can provide your customers with the best services at reasonable prices under any circumstances.
Finally, because your contractor business is a small local business, you want to be sure that you work with a roofing supply company that shares your business motto and values. Building long-term business relationships with a roofing supply company is important as your business grows.
Such a relationship means you can trust your supplier and can get what you need without worrying about supplies being overpriced or of low quality. Additionally, roofing suppliers that have a family business style and atmosphere are better for your business as well.
You may have customers that want to meet with your supplier directly for custom orders or to look at all their options. Be sure your supplier will make your customers feel welcome and respected. A smile and a handshake can go a long way toward building confidence in a supplier.
At Al’s Roofing Supply, we pride ourselves on our “old time values” and service. Rely on us to be a great roofing supplier for your roofing business.