Why Continuing Education is Important for Roofing Contractors

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Continuing education is important for all professionals, and that goes for Salem roofing contractors as well. Slate & Slate Roofing attends roofing education events every year.

Our company leadership recently attended the Western States Roofing Expo. Slate & Slate Roofing emphasizes bringing cutting-edge roofing technology and technique to the Salem, Oregon roofing contractor industry, and as such, we frequently attend training seminars, new product demonstrations, and other continuing education opportunities to ensure our customers are receiving the best work product for their money. Here are a few of the reasons we feel it is important for Salem roofers to stay up to date on the industry’s latest:

  • Speakers sharing their technique discoveries helps ensure customers across the nation are receiving the best work possible. When companies in other markets feel comfortable sharing their tips and tricks, it allows contractors across the country to better serve their customers. We have learned (and taught) some handy tricks at the conferences we have attended, and we look forward to all future learning opportunities. As techniques reach new markets, competition is forced to adapt and evolve. This increases competition, which is ultimately beneficial for customers, who can benefit from cost reduction and more competent contractor options.
  • It allows companies to stay up to date with the latest in regulation changes (in addition to upcoming ones). This can help “future-proof” your roof. Additionally, as regulations change, safety guidelines are generally refined. This means your work crew will be safer. Safer work crews generally lead to less insurance claims, and therefore lower premiums. These cost savings can easily extend down the grapevine to the end customers.
  • They are a great opportunity to learn about the latest in new roofing technologies and materials. Over the past several years, new roofing materials have trended towards energy efficiency, which is key to end-consumer cost reduction. Energy bill savings are no joke. If we hadn’t attended numerous commercial roofing conferences, we might not have discovered a few of the main manufacturers we work with. We have found the materials we believe to be the best in the industry, and we love being able to install those materials for our customers.
Written by
Terry Slate
Terry is the Vice President of Slate & Slate Roofing and has over 28 years of experience with both residential and commercial roofing. He specializes in metal roofing, composition roofing, and PVC membrane roofing.