Beat back pain with OMG’s ergonomic tools Commercial roofing jobs can be a pain – literally! The repeated bending and driving essential to installing a mechanically attached system can lead to overexertion and back pain. In fact, the National Safety Council reports overexertion and bodily reaction was the second biggest work-related injury involving days away from work in 2020, with those workers losing an average of 14 days, most commonly for back pain. Now, imagine if you didn’t need to bend to stage plates and drive screws around the roof? OMG Roofing Products has developed a line of ergonomic rooftop […]Read More
by Lindsay Frankel with James Hardie Beautiful siding is an essential element of that show-stopping curb appeal your customers are after. But the sheer number of siding options can often overwhelm homeowners. That’s why we’re breaking down the six big siding trends we’re seeing in 2023. With each trend, your homeowners have room to express their individuality through texture, color, and details. And your exterior renovation will look appealing enough to grace the pages of a magazine. Modern Lines While some homeowners still have a taste for more traditional styles, such as lap siding, “We clearly see more desire for cleaner, […]Read More
By Lindsay Frankel with James Hardie Providing outstanding customer support isn’t always intuitive, but it’s an essential part of a successful service-based business, like contracting or building. Just as learning your trade required training and practice, delivering a great customer experience means learning and regularly using effective strategies. That’s especially true when it comes to dissatisfied customers. Logic dissolves when emotions get heated, and straightforward techniques, such as maintaining a friendly demeanor, become more challenging. Whether a customer is angry because you made a mistake (it happens) or because of circumstances outside of your control, you’ll need to take responsibility […]Read More
by Lindsay Frankel with James Hardie Whether you’re building or remodeling, choosing new siding is an opportunity to wrap your home in a color that resonates with you. It’s important to think about curb appeal and resale value, but you can also express your individual style through your choices. Just remember that when you choose a siding color, you’re in it for the long haul, according to design expert Beth R. Martin. “Since Hardie products will last many years, you’ll want to make a decision that feels timeless, not trendy” she says. That may be why one of the most […]Read More
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