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Looking at Roofing Sales Jobs? Here's What You Need to Know

Looking at Roofing Sales Jobs? Here’s What You Need to Know

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4 Tips to Ace Your Roofing Sales Job Interview

If you’re passionate about sales, the roofing industry can hold some serious earning potential. From being a sales representative to becoming a business development manager, the harder you work, the higher your earnings could be.

To ace your roofing sales job interview and career, follow these four tips from industry experts.

Tip #1: Understand the Position

While this may seem obvious, understanding the position is essential before an interview. It also gives you an opportunity to gather any questions you may have about the role. A roofing sales representative job description generally includes generating leads through direct selling tactics and converting them into appointments for business development managers.

Tip #2: Know the Responsibilities of the Role

As a sales representative, you will be the first point of contact a potential client has with the company. This means you’ll be making prospective calls and deciding who is best worth the business manager’s time. Having a thorough understanding of the company’s products and services, industry, and client needs will be essential for the role and will demonstrate your knowledge during an interview.

Tip #3: Sharpen Your Skills

While the most notable skill in a sales representative role is communication, there are a few technical skills you can sharpen that will surely come up during an interview. Being proficient in Microsoft Office, CRM software, and a prospecting application (such as LinkedIn Sales Navigator) are standard requirements. If you’re inexperienced in one of these, or it’s been a few years since you’ve used one, take the time before your interview to practice.

Tip #4: Research the Roofing Company

One of the most common interview questions is, “Why do you want to work for our company?” Doing some research about the company, reading their website, and looking through their social media will give you a good idea about their culture and environment. It can also tell you about the benefits they offer their employees.

PB Roofing is an industry-leading company that puts employees first. Upon hire, every employee is eligible to enroll in PB University, which provides professional development and personal growth opportunities to create the next generation of roofers and entrepreneurs. Beyond competitive compensation and premium benefits, PB Roofing offers a family-culture and many opportunities to get involved within the company and give back to the community.

If you’re interested in a sales representative job at PB Roofing, visit our careers page to learn more.

Going Green with a Living Roof [2021 Trend]

Going Green with a Living Roof [2021 Trend]

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3 Reasons a Living Roof is an Industry Trend Right Now

The roofing industry is seeing an incredible push to go green in 2021. Year after year, buildings are encouraged to be more environmentally friendly, especially in cities. Further, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way schools and offices operate, encouraging outdoor spaces that create a safe place to gather while socially distancing.

Besides being industry-leading and incredibly innovative, here are three reasons a living roof is an industry trend right now.

1. They’re an Economical Choice

Having a living roof on your commercial building can be a long-term money-saver. They can reduce heating and cooling costs, stormwater runoff, and flooding potential. Additionally, by transforming your roof into a useable space, it will increase the property’s market value. Some cities and states even offer incentives for eco-friendly building developments.

2. They May Increase the Longevity of Your Roofing System

If properly installed and taken care of, a living roof can have quite a long lifespan. It is believed that the greenery protects the roof membrane from ultraviolet sunlight and acts as a barrier to weathering. There is also a root barrier that stops plants from rooting too deeply and damaging the building’s structure, acting as an additional level of protection.

3. They Can Increase Productivity

Whether you’re looking to install a living roof on a school or office building, it’s no secret that some fresh air and greenery increases productivity and can provide a mental boost. A green rooftop is the perfect space for holding an outdoor class for a change of scenery. In an office building, employees can enjoy lunch, host a meeting, or get a much-needed break in a refreshing outdoor environment.

Installing a Living Roof

These green roof benefits are essential to discuss with your roofing company. At PB Roofing, we can answer any questions or concerns you may have. We’ll work with you to design and install a system that is best for your building and satisfies its needs. After the installation process, our team is available for any repairs and routine maintenance your roof may need. Contact us to learn more.

How to Manage an Emergency Roof Repair with Ease

How to Manage an Emergency Roof Repair with Ease

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3 Steps to Take During an Emergency Roof Repair

A roofing system protects everything inside your building: irreplicable employees, expensive equipment, valuable product, and more. In an instant, a flash flood or snowstorm could put all of that in jeopardy. How can you protect your building from an unexpected occurrence? That’s where emergency roof repair comes in. Follow these three steps the next time your commercial building finds itself facing a roofing emergency.

Assess the Damage and Protect Your Valuables

The first step during a roofing emergency is assessing the damage. Pinpoint the location(s) of the incident, such as a leak or fallen tree branch. If a professional needs to be called in, they’ll have a good idea of where to start their inspection. Sometimes, the interior of the building may suffer when there is roof damage. If it is safe, clear the area of any valuable items, equipment, or products.

Determine the Status of the Situation

While the situation can look overwhelming, it may not qualify as a roofing emergency. In some cases, it looks worse than it is. For example, a fallen tree may have landed on your building’s roof without causing damage. However, if there is water infiltration, the roofing system is compromised and will need immediate repair. The most likely culprit is the weather: extreme winds, the weight of snow, high rains, or a fallen tree or powerline.

If you are unsure if your commercial building requires immediate care, call a roofing company. They will be able to determine how quickly the response time should be.

Call a Roofing Emergency Response Team

Many roofers offer emergency roof repair services, often with 24/7 availability. The longer it takes for a response team to arrive, the longer your building will lose time and profits and be at risk for liabilities. Without a properly functioning roof, all parts of your building are at risk for failure.

Finding a reliable roofing contractor last minute can be a challenge. Instead, ensure you have a plan in place to increase your preparedness when an emergency occurs. PB Roofing provides dedicated response crews who are programmed and able to respond to a crisis within 4 hours. You can operate your facility with peace of mind knowing that your business is in the trusted hands of a professional. To learn more about having the PB Emergency Response Team on-call, contact PB Roofing today.

Winning Best Places to Work in New Jersey, 2020 [PB Roofing]

Winning Best Places to Work in New Jersey, 2020 [PB Roofing]

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What Makes PB Roofing One of The Best Places to Work in New Jersey?

2020 has undoubtedly been filled with challenges and obstacles to overcome, especially for essential workers. Throughout the year, PB Roofing made strides to defy industry standards and better their employees. These efforts were rewarded when PB Roofing’s own employees ranked the company among the best places to work in New Jersey.

Every year, NJBiz magazine collects anonymous feedback from employees about their job (role, environment, culture, and more). So, how did PB Roofing make the NJBiz Best Places to Work 2020 list?

Employee Development and Training

No matter the seniority level, all new hires receive training on industry standards and protocols, safety guidelines, leadership development, and more. PB Roofing has created an educational program, PB University, for employees to further succeed in a current role or advance into a higher position. Every employee is automatically enrolled and encouraged to start taking classes. As a growing organization, we strongly value the importance of being educated and properly trained in the field—making this an excellent opportunity for those looking to learn, gain experience, and excel.

Competitive Compensation

Our salaries meet or exceed the roofing industry standard. Beyond a paycheck, we set our employees up for financial success throughout all life stages and careers. Some perks include a 401k with employer match, bonuses, profit sharing, incentive, and deferred compensation plans. Through these perks, we create happy and successful employees, furthering the success of PB Roofing.

Premium Benefits

Besides competitive compensation, PB Roofing offers premium benefits to every employee. Through our comprehensive employer-supported health care plan, we can support a happy and healthy employee and their family. We believe access to high-quality, affordable health insurance is a critical foundation for our business. Knowing that their family and self are safe and protected, our employees can work harder. We also provide a standard for all employee levels, including paid time off and paid holidays.

Building a successful company means building successful employees. PB Roofing gives employees every opportunity for personal and professional growth. It’s through this forward-thinking mindset that our employees ranked us as among the best places to work in New Jersey. Learn more about our open roofing positions or contact a team member today.

Employee Roofing Myths & Misconceptions

Employee Roofing Myths & Misconceptions

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4 Roofing Myths You Shouldn’t Believe About Working in the Industry

The roofing industry, like other trade careers, often fall victim to stereotyping. For some companies, these clichés may be true—not at PB Roofing. We’re committed to creating long-term careers that go beyond the business of roofing. So, forget what you think you know about working in the industry and keep reading as we disprove these four roofing myths.

1. “Roofing leads to dead-end jobs.”

Many people believe being a roofer is just a tiresome, dead-end job, not a career. Thirteen years ago, PB Roofing changed this thought. We started offering career advancement opportunities for all of our employees. When we hire, we look for a person who is coachable, has excellent attention to detail, and is resourceful. Every position we offer is an opportunity for professional and personal development.

2. “Roofers don’t need formal education or training.”

This myth holds some truth. Some entry-level roofer positions will offer on-the-job training. Although many roofers choose to complete a trade school program and apprenticeship to gain experience and skills. At PB Roofing, we now offer our employees an opportunity to continue their education and training—PB University. Our employees of any seniority can complete courses and advance their career.

3. “Roofing has minimal benefits and compensation.”

Some roofers have to rely on unions or state benefits instead of their employer. To keep PB employees happy and healthy, we offer access to high-quality, affordable health insurance, generous paid time off, and paid holidays. Our salaries meet or exceed the industry and include perks such as 401k with employer match, bonuses, profit sharing, incentive, and deferred compensation plans.

4. “Roofing companies offer an unfriendly working environment.”

Some believe construction sites and on-site locations offer unsafe conditions with little support from the roofing company. While it certainly varies from company to company, PB Roofing prides itself on having safe work environments and putting their employees’ safety first. Off-site, PB Roofing has company events, charitable efforts, and networking opportunities to create a welcoming culture. In 2020, PB Roofing was named one of the best places to work in New Jersey by NJ Biz Magazine.

Jumpstart Your Career with PB Roofing

We’ve proven PB Roofing is more than the stereotypical industry misconceptions. Are you ready to join our team? We hire roofers and technicians for our teams along the Northeastern states. To learn more about what we have to offer, visit our careers page.

What Does a Commercial Roof Installation Involve?

What Does a Commercial Roof Installation Involve?

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Commercial Roof Installation Preparations and Requirements (You Need to Know)

Installing a commercial roof, whether from scratch or as a replacement, is an investment in your building’s longevity. An upgrade to your roofing system will protect your building against harsh weather conditions and potential leaks. With proper installation (and regular maintenance), your roofing system can survive decades.

Here’s a look at what you’ll need to know before undergoing a commercial roof installation.

  1. Find the best roofing contractor for the job
  2. Receive an estimate for the installation project’s cost
  3. Determine which roofing system to install

Get Started with an Estimate and Proposal

The first step is connecting with a trustworthy commercial roofing company. PB Roofing will provide an on-site analysis to determine the best course of action for the project. After this, a project estimate and timeline proposal will be provided. Keep in mind timelines are subject to change based on material availability, permit acquisition, and weather conditions. During this initial consultation, possible upgrades should be discussed, such as energy-efficient equipment, storage areas for heating and cooling units, and solar panels.

Choosing the Best Type of Roof

Commercial roofs can utilize several different materials and installation methods. Choosing the best type of roof will depend on the building’s physical structure and the project budget. PB Roofing conducts an inspection to determine whether a re-roof or tear-off method of replacement is necessary. Then, we recommend a solution and roofing system that is right for your business.

These are the top five commercial roof types:

  1. Built-Up Roofing (BUR) Membrane
  2. Metal Roofing
  3. Single-Ply Membrane
  4. Shingle Roofing
  5. Green Roofing

Learn more about each of these types of commercial roofs here.

The Commercial Roofing Installation Process

Are you ready to start your commercial roof installation project? PB Roofing communicates with you through every step of the process. Our team is excellent at spotting a potential roadblock and taking care of it before it hinders the installation. No matter your building type—retail, warehouse, industrial, new construction, or historic and landmark properties—we’re ready to transform your building.

Contact PB Roofing today to get started.

How Long Does a Metal Roof Last? Is It Worth Your Money?

How Long Does a Metal Roof Last? Is It Worth Your Money?

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How Long Does a Metal Roof Last: Everything You Need to Know

Metal roofs have grown in demand over the last decade to become one of the most popular roofing systems among commercial buildings. They’re durable, long-lasting, and can add a tasteful visual appeal. So, how long does a metal roof last?

On average, a metal roof will last 40-70 years. However, proper care and maintenance can lead to 100 years or more of longevity. Now, if that’s not enough to convince you to invest in a metal roofing system, here’s more!

What is a metal roof?

A metal roofing system is made up of panels or shingles fastened to a frame. Steel or aluminum are the most commonly used materials, as they will bring durability to your roofing system. Metals are incredibly beneficial if your commercial building is located in an area with frequent weather alerts. Snowstorms, hurricanes, tornados, and high winds will have trouble damaging a metal roof.

What is sheet metal fabrication?

If you’re thinking about a metal roofing system, you must consider using sheet metal. It is resilient and stable, providing you with a maintenance-free, attractive option for your building. It represents a smart, long-term choice that helps you protect your investment. The fabrication process is complex, involving shearing, stamping, crimping, cutting, and more. However, custom sheet metal fabrication offers many lasting benefits for your building.

Can you customize a metal roofing system?

There are quite a bit of style options to choose from, including ribbed and tiled. However, unless you opt for standing seam, there will be exposed fastener pieces. Beyond the architectural build, metal roofs are available in an abundance of colors. From earthy browns to warm neutral to bold hues of red and blue, you’ll be able to match your building and company’s design.

Who can use a metal roofing system?

Commercial buildings excel with a metal roofing system. Any facility from a warehouse to an office building or a manufacturing plant to an aircraft hangar can utilize metal roofing. More so, entertainment-based buildings, such as shopping centers, resorts, breweries, and casinos, can take advantage of metal’s brighter color options.

How can you install a metal roofing system for your commercial building?

Finding a trustworthy commercial roofer is the first step to achieving a durable and long-lasting metal roof. At PB Roofing, we perform in-house custom metal fabrication and installation for coping, gutters, downspouts, fascia, etc. With an expert team of sheet metal specialists, we can provide you a roofing system with a long life expectancy and a visual appeal. Contact us today to get started.

Master Commercial Property Management with 3 Tips and Tricks

Master Commercial Property Management with 3 Tips and Tricks

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Ace Your Commercial Property Management Building’s Maintenance

Managing a commercial property can be a challenge, whether it is one building or a complex of storefronts. With so many potential problems that can go wrong, how can you possibly stay on top of it all? PB Roofing has been working on commercial properties for nearly two decades, and we’re here to provide you with 3 tips and tricks so you can master commercial property management.

1. Keep Detailed Records of Well, Everything

Chances are, you’ll encounter a ton of paperwork and emails. Staying organized will be crucial to successful property management. Set up a system where you can easily access vital documents when needed. Then, keep up with your filing. Accessible, detailed records will help you understand where things went wrong and plan for the future. For example, you’ll determine when your last roof inspection was and when it will be time for your next one.

2. Upgrade Your Property

From time to time, you’ll need to upgrade an aspect of your building, whether that be for a repair or installing new technology. While these may seem expensive, look at it as a long-term investment. Upgrades will enhance your property value and keep tenants happy. Landscaping, solar panels, and energy-efficient generators are just some of the additions you can make.

3. Set Up a Comprehensive Maintenance Plan

Maintaining your property goes hand in hand with upgrades, as it will also increase property value and keep tenants happy. While it will help keep up appearances, it’ll also boost the integrity of the building. Preventative maintenance is crucial for a building’s roofing system. Here are a few benefits to setting up a roofing maintenance routine with a professional:

  • Unique inspections: Your commercial building’s roofing system is unique, and its needs will be different. By having routine check-ups, a professional can evaluate the health of your roof and identify potential problems.
  • Protect against harsh weather: If you’re on the East Coast like PB Roofing is, you experience the grueling summer heat and unforgiving winter storms. A professional can spot weak points in your roofing system during a semi-annual maintenance check-up and get it protected in time for an upcoming season change.
  • Save on significant repairs: If you spot a problem before it becomes, well, a bigger problem, you can save an incredible amount on repairs. Think, spend a few hundred on a minor repair now, or a few thousand on a replacement later.

What Can Your Commercial Property Expect from a Maintenance Routine Plan with PB Roofing?

PB Roofing’s Pro-Service team is experienced in working with property managers to provide the best possible solutions for your roofing system. When we inspect your roof, we’re looking for areas where water can pool, holes, cracks, missing gravel, missing materials, and exposed felt. Contact PB Roofing today to schedule your preventative roof maintenance.

Commercial Roofing Preventative Maintenance 101

Preventative Maintenance for Your Commercial Building’s Roof

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Our Preventative Maintenance Routine for Commercial Property Owners

If you’re a property owner, surely you are always looking for great cost and time effective practices to follow. When it comes to your facility’s roof, there are ways to avoid expensive repairs and replacements. By employing preventative measures, you’ll be able to save a tremendous amount down the line. Regularly maintaining your commercial roof is investing in your building’s future.

Here’s our best commercial roofing preventative maintenance routine you must follow as a property owner.

Step One: Keep It Clean

High winds and harsh weather can bring unwanted debris onto your roof. Weight from leaves, snow, and other elements can create unsafe pressure on your roof system. Dirt and grime build-up can cause quicker deterioration as well. Keeping your roof clean can eliminate these problems. While you can perform this service yourself, hiring a professional may be best.

Step Two: Regular Inspections

At the minimum, inspect your commercial roof twice a year. A professional roofer should come and conduct the inspection, as they can spot problems that the untrained eye would not be able to. They will also be able to recommend solutions if any issues were present. During an inspection, a roofer looks for signs of damage, proper ventilation, any blockage in drains and downspouts, and any gaps or tears in the roofing system.

Step Three: Minor Repairs

While putting off a minor repair may seem like a money-saving idea, it can create a costly bill the longer it goes unfixed. Fixing a problem as it arises will help protect the longevity of your roofing system. Small blisters and splits on your roof can be patched up with high-quality, polymer-modified mastics. However, for anything larger or for a more serious problem, contact a professional roofer.

Step Four: Protective Coatings

Roof coatings can be extremely beneficial long-term. It will protect against UV rays and other environmental conditions. Having this barrier will be essential to protecting your commercial roof from tears, cracks, splits, and leaks. Several kinds of coatings will affect price, quality, and aesthetics. Schedule a consultation with a professional roofer to review coating options for your roofing system.

Step Five: Prepare for the Seasons

Depending on where you live, some seasons can put your roofing system at risk. Any natural disasters, such as hurricanes and tornados, or more common conditions, like rain, snow, and winds, should be on your radar as a property manager. Typically, the winter season brings the most severe damages. The weight of snow, the freeze and thaw cycles, and the formation of ice dams are immediate signs to call in a professional. If your building’s roof is experiencing any of these conditions, improper water drainage or cave-ins may occur.

Step Six: Save All Records

As property managers, building owners, and tenants can change yearly, it’s crucial to keep organized records of roofing documents. The original roof plan, warranty documentation, repair records, and equipment installation should be included. This is useful for historical purposes, but it will help plan for the future of your building’s integrity.

What to Expect from a Preventative Maintenance Check

During a commercial roofing preventative maintenance check, a roofer will look for:

  • Areas where water can pool
  • Debris, such as trees, dirt, and loose gravel
  • Holes and cracks
  • Missing gravel and other materials
  • Exposed felt
  • Discoloration, such as where moss or algae has grown

If a problem is identified, the roofer will suggest the best course of action to get your roof back in prime condition. To get started with preventative maintenance for your commercial roof, contact PB Roofing. We’re able to service properties along the east coast, from Maine to Virginia.

How to Become a Roofer: Career, Skills, and Education

How to Become a Roofer: Career, Skills, and Education

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4 Things You Should Know About How to Become a Roofer

If you’re looking to enter the roofing industry, you’re probably asking yourself, “how can I get started?” You must consider your potential career path, required skills, and necessary education. Beyond landing your first roofing job, it’s crucial to consider your future. For example, are there advancement opportunities available to you? In this blog, we go through four things you should know about how to become a roofer.

1. Becoming a Roofer Takes Some Serious Skills

Although many techniques will be learned on-the-job, some skills will be needed before getting hired. For example, physical fitness, hand-eye coordination, ability to understand technical plans, and exceptional teamwork are among the necessary skills. Take a look at a roofer job listing to get a better idea of what may be asked of you.

2. Technical Training and Certifications are Required

Besides learning on-the-job, technical training and certifications will be required for an entry-level roofer position. A high school degree is an excellent place to start for education, however a trade school or an apprenticeship should be explored to achieve more of an advantage. This type of training will teach you how to use specific roofing tools and learn job site safety precautions. You’ll also be able to assist and complete real roofing jobs. Achieving a certified roofer title will help you gain a more advanced role in the industry.

3. The Roofing Industry is Rapidly Growing

While typical construction jobs may seem seasonal, the roofing industry is actually projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. This growth indicates a steady increase for openings in the roofing workforce. There will almost always be availability in the industry for new hires.

4. Being a Roofer is Not a “Dead-End” Job

A huge industry misconception is a notion that becoming a roofer is a dead-end job, meaning there is no possible career advancement. While that may be true for some companies, PB Roofing has taken strides to break this industry myth. As a leading commercial roofing company for the past 13+ years, PB has continually looked for ways to increase employment growth and, more importantly, retention. Enter PB University.

PB University is our industry-breaking program that goes above and beyond for our employees. We’re dedicated to providing professional development and personal growth as we strive to grow as a company and a family continuously. Our curriculum is centered around building a career from novice to master. The levels of PB University are:

  • Helper (the first level in an associate’s career path)
  • Apprentice
  • Technician
  • Lead Technician
  • Foreman
  • Master Foreman

From start to finish, PB University is expected to take an associate five years to complete. This program is taught through our own online Learning Management System and hands-on opportunities and experience. We welcome associates at all levels—from no experience to years of experience.

PB University devotes itself to further defining PB Roofing’s forward-thinking culture, where everyone we come to know and work with is valued and given an opportunity. As a growing organization, we strongly value the importance of being educated and properly trained in the field—creating an excellent opportunity for those looking to learn, gain experience, and excel. If you’re interested in working for PB Roofing and enrolling at PB University, contact us today!

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