How to Start the Roofing Company You’ve Always Wanted
From a Suburban School to the Roofing Industry
Have you ever dreamed about starting a roofing company but didn’t know where to start? It’s not as hard as it might seem. You don’t need to have years of experience or a degree in the industry, all that is needed is some motivation and initiative! Sunshine Roofing is going to cover everything from getting your business license, finding financing, how much will it cost, etc.
The first thing you’ll need to do is get a business license. In order to do that you will have the complete an online application and then go down into city hall or wherever it’s located in your area, pay them some form of fee (usually under $100) and they give you a physical copy of the permit.
There are many types of roofing materials nowadays: shingles, metal panels, asphalt tiles etc., but for this article we’re going to focus on asphalt because it has been one of most popular choices for homeowners since its invention back in 1924 by Henry Ford as part of his reforestation efforts. Asphalt roofs can be found anywhere from homes here all the way up Canadian Arctic Circle! It comes as no surprise why people love asphalt roofing so much. First of all it’s very affordable, easy to maintain and install (which means less costs for you!), has quite good lifespan (20-25 years) which is more than enough time for your company to grow.
Asphalt shingles are relatively simple in their design: there is a base that comes with the waterproof material on top, then protection layer made out of fiberglass or organic matter such as cellulose insulation covered by aluminum granule coating provides extra durability and lastly finished off with an upper layer called “wear course”. Shingle itself consists of three layers – asphalt matting topped by mineral granules followed by another matting identical to bottom one but without mineral granules.