The way roofing contractors estimate can have a major impact on your sales. In many cases, the estimate is one of the first interactions the homeowner has with your roofing business, meaning that it’s vital to create estimates that leave a great first impression. Delivering accurate, professional-looking roof estimates with a fast turnaround time will help convince homeowners that your business is the right choice for their roofing project and demonstrate a commitment to exceptional customer service.
Using roof estimating software like AccuLynx can help you speed up the estimating process and improve accuracy. Instead of relying on pen and paper or creating an estimate from scratch every time, you can build estimating templates, quickly input customer information, and consistently generate professionally branded estimates. Here’s how this software works—and how you can use it to win more jobs.
AccuLynx’s roof estimating software: key features and benefits for contractors
The roof estimating software features in AccuLynx are designed to help you work more efficiently. Here are a few of the key features:
- Roofing estimating templates. You can save frequently created estimates as custom electronic templates that can be used over and over again. This includes estimates for different job and trade types, insurance restoration work, and more. Instead of building a new estimate every time, you can simply select the template that fits the job and quickly input customer information.
- Integrations with aerial measurement providers. Order aerial measurement reports directly from AccuLynx using our integrations with EagleView and GAF QuickMeasure. Reports ordered through AccuLynx are delivered right to the software, so you can quickly populate your estimates with the most accurate measurements.
- Integrations with material suppliers. AccuLynx also integrates with Beacon Building Products, ABC Supply, and SRS Distribution, three of the leading material suppliers, so you can order materials directly through AccuLynx and see a real-time catalog of available products with accurate prices. This material pricing is reflected automatically in your estimates, so you can feel confident you are estimating accurately.
- Fast turnaround time. Once you’ve created estimating templates with all the key job information in AccuLynx, it only takes a few clicks to put together a complete estimate. There’s no need to re-enter information or go hunting for important job details—everything you need is right in AccuLynx, so you can quickly create an estimate and deliver it to the homeowner for approval.
How AccuLynx’s roof estimating software can help you stand out from the crowd and win more jobs
The roof estimating features in AccuLynx are more than just convenient—they can also have a big impact on your sales and give you an edge over the competition.
Turn around fast, accurate, professional estimates
Many homeowners contact multiple roofing companies before they make a final decision about which company to trust with their roofing repairs. In order to stand out from these other competitors, it’s important to get estimates in front of homeowners quickly while also highlighting the reliability and professional nature of your business. With AccuLynx, you can create estimates faster without sacrificing accuracy and present a consistent brand image to homeowners without adding more work to your busy schedule.
Offer more estimating options to your customers
Customers like to have multiple options when it comes to roofing repairs. Since AccuLynx is considered one of the best roof estimating software platforms, you can easily offer “good,” “better,” and “best” options for every roofing project. For example, the “good” estimate could contain the basic options for repairing their roof, while the “better” and “best” could offer more premium materials or an additional service. Not only will this demonstrate your commitment to customer service, it may also increase your profits by encouraging homeowners to spend more money on their roofing projects.
Offer financing directly from the roofing estimate
Issues with cost and pricing can often cause deals to fall through. With AccuFi, the roof financing service from AccuLynx, you can overcome pricing objections by offering financing options directly from the estimate. All it takes is a few clicks to add an AccuFi link to your estimate, where homeowners can view a range of competitive loan offers and start a simple application process to get approved for funds. Providing financing options during the estimating process will help customers feel confident they can afford your services.
Sign in person or electronically
Once a homeowner has agreed to work with you, it’s important to avoid delays and keep the project moving forward. AccuLynx offers multiple ways for customers to approve your estimates so there’s no need to wait around. Documents in AccuLynx can be signed either in person or electronically, and all methods of collecting signatures are secure and legally binding.
Win more jobs with AccuLynx
AccuLynx is so much more than roof estimating software—it’s packed with other tools that can help you work more efficiently at every stage of the roofing process so you can win more jobs and grow your business. To learn more about how the roof estimating features and other tools in AccuLynx can benefit your business, sign up for a quick, custom demo today.