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Estimate on Demand works with dozens of roofing companies, and we’ve had the unique opportunity to observe firsthand the tools and platforms that drive success in this industry. The roofing business demands efficiency, precision, and seamless communication, and the right technology can make a world of difference. In this post, we’ll dive into some of the most effective tools and platforms used by roofing professionals, providing an overview of their features, benefits, and cost information.

Essential Tools and Platforms for Roofing Companies

  1. Gusto

    Introduction and Summary: Gusto is an all-in-one platform for payroll, benefits, and human resources. It simplifies the often-complex process of managing employee compensation and compliance. Gusto’s user-friendly interface and comprehensive features make it a favorite among roofing companies for handling payroll and HR tasks.

    Features and Benefits:

    • Automatic payroll runs
    • Benefits management (health insurance, 401(k) plans, etc.)
    • Compliance with tax laws and regulations
    • Time tracking and employee self-service

    Cost Information: Gusto offers several pricing tiers, starting with the Core plan at $39 per month plus $6 per employee per month. Higher-tier plans with additional features are available at higher costs.

  2. Mercury Bank

    Introduction and Summary: Mercury Bank provides modern banking solutions tailored for businesses. Roofing companies often need a reliable and intuitive banking partner to manage their finances, and Mercury Bank delivers with no-fee accounts, powerful integrations, and robust financial tools. Honestly, it’s one of the best banking experiences we’ve had, business or personal.

    Features and Benefits:

    • No monthly fees or minimum balances
    • Instant access to virtual and physical debit cards
    • Automated expense categorization
    • Integration with accounting software

    Cost Information: Mercury Bank offers its services without monthly fees, making it a cost-effective choice for roofing companies looking to streamline their financial operations.

  3. AccuLynx

    Introduction and Summary: AccuLynx is a cloud-based roofing software designed to help contractors manage every aspect of their business. From project management to customer relationship management (CRM), AccuLynx provides an integrated solution to improve efficiency and profitability.  We’ve worked and still work with clients that have used other platforms, and even though AccuLynx has some shortcomings, they’re leaps ahead of the other platforms out there.

    Features and Benefits:

    • Project management and scheduling
    • CRM and sales tracking
    • Material ordering and supplier management
    • Mobile app for on-the-go access

    Cost Information: AccuLynx pricing starts at $69 per user per month, with additional costs for premium features and larger teams.

  4. AccuLynx Text Messaging

    Introduction and Summary: AccuLynx Text Messaging is an add-on feature that allows roofing companies to communicate directly with customers via text. This tool enhances customer engagement and helps keep all communication organized within the AccuLynx platform.  This add-on is an absolute gold mine for customer service and operations.

    Features and Benefits:

    • Send and receive texts within AccuLynx
    • Automated text reminders and notifications
    • Centralized communication history
    • Improve customer response times

    Cost Information: The text messaging feature is an additional cost on top of the standard AccuLynx subscription. Pricing details are available upon request from AccuLynx.

  5. GAF QuickMeasure

    Introduction and Summary: GAF QuickMeasure provides accurate roof measurement reports using aerial imagery. This tool saves time and reduces errors, allowing roofing companies to generate precise estimates and improve their overall workflow.  At the end of the day, if a roofer is doing insurance work, the carriers are going to use their own roof reports, and disregard whatever you’re using. So, why pay tons of money for an EagleView or Hover if you don’t need the walls?

    Features and Benefits:

    • High-accuracy roof measurements
    • Fast report turnaround
    • Integration with other GAF tools and software
    • User-friendly interface

    Cost Information: GAF QuickMeasure offers a pay-per-report pricing model, with costs typically ranging from $15 to $30 per report, depending on the level of detail and area coverage.

  6. CompanyCam

    Introduction and Summary: CompanyCam is a photo documentation and communication tool designed for contractors. It helps roofing companies capture, organize, and share project photos, ensuring clear communication and efficient project management.  AccuLynx has a great mobile app, but it has limits. If you’re a roofer that takes on a GC role to perform interior work as well, you’re going to want a better photo solution.

    Features and Benefits:

    • Real-time photo capture and sharing
    • Project timelines and galleries
    • Annotations and comments on photos
    • Integration with other construction software

    Cost Information: CompanyCam pricing starts at $19 per user per month, with options for larger teams and additional features available at higher price points.

  7. Matterport

    Introduction and Summary: Matterport provides 3D scanning and virtual tour technology. While primarily used for interior work, it’s valuable for roofing companies that handle general contracting projects, offering detailed visual documentation and immersive client presentations.  This is a must for anyone doing interior work, and it’s so much better than DokuSketch and others.  The ability to easily “walk” between scanning points makes estimating so much faster and more accurate.

    Features and Benefits:

    • High-resolution 3D scans
    • Virtual tours and walkthroughs
    • Measurement and annotation tools
    • Integration with other design and construction software

    Cost Information: Matterport’s pricing starts at $9.99 per month for basic plans, with more advanced plans and features available at higher costs.

The right tools and platforms can transform the way roofing companies operate, driving efficiency, accuracy, and customer satisfaction. From payroll management with Gusto to detailed roof measurements with GAF QuickMeasure, these solutions provide the support needed to excel in the roofing industry. By investing in the right technology, roofing contractors can streamline their operations and focus on delivering top-notch service to their clients.

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