Building Owners Must Act Now!
I will not beat around the bush; building owners must act now. The continuing pandemic has made this a scary time in the commercial roofing industry. Materials and labor shortages as well as supply chain issues are forcing big changes. You cannot shut the world off for a year and expect that everything will suddenly snap back to normal.
Spokane Roofing Company has experienced massive shortages or delays in material availability, which means that many of our customers are unable to get their roof done as soon as they had hoped. Unfortunately, we are not just competing with other roofers for materials but with other construction contractors.
That’s the bad news, but there’s plenty of good news as well. If you were a roof asset management (RAM) customer, we inspected and maintained your roof back in March. This gave us lead-time to order and receive any roofing materials, then repair or replace your roof. Our Autumn roof inspections start in October, which means non-RAM clients have a short window to schedule a commercial roof inspection and make repairs. Building owners, act now!
Experience And Relationships Matter More Than Ever
We have been through tough times before, although nothing like this pandemic. We pride ourselves in being adaptable. Successful small-business operations know how to anticipate problems and to navigate through them, and that is our challenge right now. If you cannot adapt to changing circumstances, you are done.
Spokane Roofing Company has been thoughtful in our strategies during the pandemic. We have eliminated new construction projects to focus on repair and maintenance. We also reduced our reliance on public works projects. We are still selling commercial roofing services, but we are selling with limitations; I am not going to commit to what I cannot provide. Before I contract a job, I make sure that I can get materials for it. I pre-order everything I can and only get a contract signed after I know we have sufficient materials.
Spokane Roofing Company has been in business for more than 110 years, so we know how to adjust to adverse conditions. Being an established, reputable, commercial roofing contractor gives us a competitive edge in the most difficult times. Our clients and suppliers have confidence in us. They know that they can rely on us to be honest, because we have built our reputation on a foundation of integrity.
Everyone at SRC has to work a little harder right now. Scheduling is difficult because of material shortages, so we have focused on smaller jobs, inspection, and maintenance. We have had to tighten our belt, but we have retained key people in our company.
Every business owner is in the same boat right now, and I am always an optimist. We can make this happen. Maybe not as quickly as we would all like, but you will always know where you stand, because that is the way we have always done business, and always will.
The importance of relationships has never been truer than it is right now. In a time when resources are limited, strong personal and professional connections matter more than ever. You cannot put a price tag on that.
Building owners, your window of opportunity to schedule a commercial roof inspection and make roof repairs before Winter is rapidly closing. Act now! Call Spokane Roofing Company today at (509) 838-8633 to schedule a roof inspection.
- Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) – Nonresidential Construction Spending Weak in July
- Spokane Roofing Company – Roof Asset Management Service
- Spokane Roofing Company – Commercial/Industrial Roofing Industry Emphasizing Maintenance And Repair Services.
Last Modified: October 6, 2021