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How does it feel to be a roofing contractor?

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by Halil, Oct 10, 2020.

  1. Halil

    Halil UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hey everyone. I'm working on improving a tool for roofers. I'm trying to find out your feelings as a roofing contractor to get feedback about my project.

    What are your frustrations?

    What are your long term fears?

    What do you want to accomplish or experience?

    I hope to develop something to alleviate some of the stresses of the business. Thank you all for your help.
     
    Posted: Oct 10, 2020 By: Halil Member since: Oct 10, 2020
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  2. prophet01

    prophet01 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Perhaps not too many roofing contractors around these parts.
    You might stand a better chance of attracting the attention of any lurking roofers by explaining your "project".

    "I hope to develop something to alleviate some of the stresses of the business."

    I'm reliably informed that there already exists a product capable of alleviating the stresses of business, inflatable Raquel.
     
    Posted: Oct 10, 2020 By: prophet01 Member since: Dec 19, 2012
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  3. Socio South West

    Socio South West UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    I'm not sure why you are addressing your questions to one particular trade - the questions you pose are surely applicable to anyone running a business

    As @prophet01 says, your post would be more likely to get positive feedback if you could add some detail to the nature of your project.
     
    Posted: Oct 11, 2020 By: Socio South West Member since: Mar 24, 2013
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  4. Scalloway

    Scalloway UKBF Legend Free Member

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    My brother tells me it feels bloody cold when you have to work on a roof in the middle of winter.
     
    Posted: Oct 11, 2020 By: Scalloway Member since: Jun 6, 2010
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  5. PugwashEQ

    PugwashEQ UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    It all feels a bit up in the air......
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2020 By: PugwashEQ Member since: Sep 8, 2020
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  6. Mark T Jones

    Mark T Jones UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Marketing basics - go where your audience is.

    Posting on a random business forum trying to target roofing contractors really is p!55ing in the wind.
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2020 By: Mark T Jones Member since: Nov 4, 2015
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  7. JEREMY HAWKE

    JEREMY HAWKE UKBF Legend Full Member

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    My biggest fear would be falling off the feckin roof
     
    Posted: Oct 13, 2020 By: JEREMY HAWKE Member since: Mar 4, 2008
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  8. Bob Morgan

    Bob Morgan UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Also known as a 'Rod Hull!'
     
    Posted: Oct 13, 2020 By: Bob Morgan Member since: Apr 15, 2018
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  9. KM-Tiger

    KM-Tiger UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    I had always presumed that roofing contractors enjoyed an elevated status.
     
    Posted: Oct 13, 2020 By: KM-Tiger Member since: Aug 10, 2003
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  10. MikeJ

    MikeJ UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    On top of the world?


    (we're pretty close to "The drinks are on the house" territory here...)
     
    Posted: Oct 13, 2020 By: MikeJ Member since: Jan 15, 2008
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  11. bodgitt&scarperLTD

    bodgitt&scarperLTD UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Meh. It's not all gravy. I mean, it has it's ups and downs.
     
    Posted: Oct 14, 2020 By: bodgitt&scarperLTD Member since: Nov 26, 2018
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  12. Bob Morgan

    Bob Morgan UKBF Ace Free Member

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    On a more serious note . . .
    Q: Where would you find a Queen, Princess, Duchess, Marchioness, Countess, Viscountess, Wide Lady, Broad Lady, Lady, Small Lady, and Narrow Lady all in the same place?
    A: On a Roof - They are all names for a Sizes of Slates!
     
    Posted: Oct 14, 2020 By: Bob Morgan Member since: Apr 15, 2018
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  13. Mark T Jones

    Mark T Jones UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Always enjoy a night on the tiles!
     
    Posted: Oct 14, 2020 By: Mark T Jones Member since: Nov 4, 2015
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  14. HFE Signs

    HFE Signs UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Feeling high!
     
    Posted: Oct 14, 2020 By: HFE Signs Member since: Feb 17, 2011
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  15. simon field

    simon field UKBF Big Shot Full Member - Verified Business

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    Flat.
     
    Posted: Oct 14, 2020 By: simon field Member since: Feb 4, 2011
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  16. UKSBD

    UKSBD Not a real duck Staff Member

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    As someone who used to do a lot of roofing the 3 most important things to me were.

    1. Good scaffolding - Full 5 plank scaffold no more than 40cm from cocking strip to scaffold (I want to step on and off the roof not climb on it).

    2. Means of getting materials where I want them - A teleporter on site and always available (or 3 or 4 gibbons to do the carrying)

    3. A sunny day
     
    Posted: Oct 15, 2020 By: UKSBD Member since: Dec 30, 2005
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  17. AllUpHere

    AllUpHere UKBF Ace Free Member

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    A teleporter? That would be handy. Mere mortals have to make do with a telehandler. :D
     
    Posted: Oct 15, 2020 By: AllUpHere Member since: Jun 30, 2014
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  18. UKSBD

    UKSBD Not a real duck Staff Member

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    Posted: Oct 15, 2020 By: UKSBD Member since: Dec 30, 2005
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