Finding software can be overwhelming. We've helped many roofing contractors choose the right construction software so they can track equipment and improve client relationship management.

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Autodesk Construction Cloud

Autodesk Construction Cloud brings together best-of-breed solutions to unite office and field teams from design to planning, construction to operations to help make construction more predictable, safe and sustainable. No aspect of... Read more

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Buildertrend

Buildertrend is a construction management system for home builders, remodelers, specialty contractors, and general contractors. This solution combines project scheduling, project management, financial management, customer management... Read more

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Houzz Pro

Houzz Pro is a lead and project management solution designed for businesses in the home remodeling and design industries. Houzz Pro is able to streamline processes for businesses of all size by centralizing all business needs into... Read more

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Esticom, A Procore Company

Esticom is a cloud-based construction takeoff and estimating platform that helps contractors manage construction projects with real-time access to labor, pricing, plans and material database. Primarily catering to trades such as electrical,... Read more

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ConstructionOnline

UDA Technologies’ ConstructionOnline offers a web-based, integrated approach to project management, project scheduling, and customer management. Designed for emerging construction businesses in the homebuilding and remodeling industries,... Read more

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Procore

Procore is a flexible project management system that meets the needs of most roofing contractors, whether they are acting as prime or subcontractors. Communication, schedules, photos and daily logs are centralized in one location. Read more

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JobNimbus

JobNimbus is a CRM and project management solution suitable for home service companies. Manage your contacts, tasks, and projects from start to finish along with detailed reporting capabilities. With JobNimbus, businesses can manage... Read more

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STACK Takeoff & Estimating

STACK Estimating is a cloud-based on-screen takeoff and estimating tool for professional contractors of all business sizes and all trades. STACK users can quickly and easily upload digital plans and complete takeoffs using the software.... Read more

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Acumatica Cloud ERP

Acumatica Construction Edition is true cloud construction and accounting software that provides office and field teams real-time data including job costing, change orders, project management, dashboards and more. With field and office... Read more

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Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder)

Sage 100 Contractor, formerly known as Sage Master Builder, focuses on the needs of small to midsize construction companies, including general contractors, service or specialty contractors, and home builders. A great fit for construction... Read more

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Spectrum

Spectrum (formerly Dexter + Cheney) is a cloud-based construction ERP solution for small, midsize and large enterprises. Primary features include accounting, document management, job cost, project management, equipment management,... Read more

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Horizon Site Pro

Horizon Site Pro is a project management software designed for small to medium-sized construction businesses. It is suitable for contractors in renovation, landscaping, and other trades. Horizon Site Pro is designed to help businesses... Read more

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CMiC

For over 30 years, CMiC has delivered state-of-the-art software solutions, purpose-built for the construction industry. Since its inception, CMiC has maintained a laser focus on automating essential back-office functions – such as... Read more

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Jobber

Jobber is a cloud-based field service management software solution that allows small and midsize service businesses to manage field staff, provide customer support, and expand business operations either through a mobile app or a desktop... Read more

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JOBPROGRESS

JOBPROGRESS is a cloud-based construction management solution for residential remodeling contractors. The solution works with small businesses and can be customized as per the needs of an organization. It offers estimating, project... Read more

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FOUNDATION Construction Accounting

FOUNDATION is a job cost accounting, project management and scheduling solution available as traditional installed software or on the cloud. Plus, fully integrated apps like FOUNDATION mobile and Service Dispatch mobile sync remotely... Read more

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Raken

Raken allows project managers to maintain daily work logs, schedule and assign jobs to employees, send updates to field agents, generate and share snapshots of a project's progress. The solution also helps businesses keep track of... Read more

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Sage Estimating (formerly Sage Timberline Estimating)

An industry leader in construction software, Sage Estimating is differentiated by offering standalone applications for estimating, takeoff, accounting, service, and project management, or one program that integrates all five. Read more

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ProEst Estimating

ProEst offers a leading estimating and takeoff system that supports the requirements of roofing contractors. Features include a proposal generator, historical database, an updated cost database, Excel integration and more. Read more

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Explorer Eclipse

Eclipse by Explorer is a cloud-based construction accounting and project management solution designed for contractor businesses. It caters to medium to large construction companies belonging to different construction businesses, such... Read more

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Buyers guide


Last Updated: February 26, 2021

Gone are the days of manually performing estimating work with pen and paper on a job site. For contractors who specialize in roofing, there are many software platforms out there that can help to streamline your estimating processes, improve your bids and save you time and money.

We put this guide together to help you better understand the market for roofing and siding contractor software.

Here's what we'll cover:

What Is Roofing and Sliding Contractor Software?
Common Features of Roofing and Siding Contractor Software
Roofing and Siding Contractor Software Pricing
Roofing and Siding Contractor Software Deployment
Evaluating Roofing and Siding Contractor Software

 

What Is Roofing and Siding Contractor Software?

Roofing and siding contractor software is designed to simplify the day-to-day tasks associated with a professional roofing and siding company. From sales prospecting to bid estimating, ordering, accounting, and project management, implementing an effective roofing and siding construction management software program will increase profits by improving efficiency and accuracy throughout every step of the process.

Common Features for Roofing and Siding Software

Roofing and siding software is typically sold as a niche suite of applications and modules specifically for roofing and siding contractors. However, some vendors that offer general construction software may offer additional modules for roofing contractors. Usually with the more niche vendors you get a wider range of features, at the risk of not having the kind of support or other services you might expect from a large enterprise software vendor.

Below is a table that breaks down the common features you will find in most roofing and siding contractor software platforms.

Equipment tracking Allows you to track which employees have signed out which pieces of equipment. Track equipment maintenance history as well.
Scheduling Juggling multiple projects at once? Rely on the scheduling feature so you can maximize your workforce’s productivity and efficiency and ensure that jobs are getting completed on time.
Inventory management Keep track of all of your parts and materials and ensure that you never show up to a job under-equipped.
Customer relationship management Store your clients’ information in a database so you can easily look up their contact information and work order history.
Accounting Keep track of payroll for contractors, in addition to managing receipts, invoices and other expenses.  
Photo capturing Uses smartphone camera to capture pictures of job in progress to send to customers and other contractors.
Aerial measurements Using GPS maps, easily determine an estimate for how large a roof is so you quickly put together a bid.
Proposal management Puts all of your bids in one place so you can track their status.

Roofing and siding software programs will include most of the standard features associated with construction management software. These features include scheduling, customer relationship management (CRM), bid estimating and takeoff, document management, and accounting. Although most of these features are available through any construction management software, there are major advantages to selecting a top-rated program that is designed specifically for the roofing and/or siding sub-specialties.

The main advantage to a roofing- or siding-specific program is that it includes products and vendor/subcontractor information pertaining to that particular niche. For example, the inventory, accounting, and ordering systems will include roofing product names, pictures, and prices. Some even integrate with manufacturer systems and catalogues (e.g., CertainTeed, GAF, Owens Corning, ELK Roofing, Simonton EPOPS, and Ellison Window Wizard) to make product ordering that much easier. They’ll also include all the default subcontractor categories you might need.

The bottom line: The less time you spend customizing the system to your niche, the more time you have to focus on profit-generating tasks.

Roofing and Siding Contractor Software Pricing

Software for roofing and siding contractors is typically priced one of two ways: subscription pricing and perpetual license pricing.

Subscription pricing. You pay a monthly fee to use the software. It can be a flat fee, or depending on the vendor can be variable and tied to the volume of work you are doing. In some cases the subscription fee can also be assessed by how large your company is.

Perpetual license. You pay one large fee up front and own the software in perpetuity. The fee can also be determined by the size of your business or the estimated volume of work your company does. However, keep in mind you will still often have to pay additional fees for maintenance, support and upgrades. You can expect to have to replace or upgrade perpetually licensed software every five years or so.

Roofing and Siding Contractor Software Deployment

Software for roofing and siding contractors is typically deployed one of two ways: cloud-based and on-premise.

With cloud-based software, it is accessed through a web browser or via a mobile app. The software itself is hosted on the company’s servers and can require an internet connection or mobile data service to access. The trend these days is toward cloud-based software, but many vendors still offer on-premise software.

On-premise software, on the other hand, is installed locally on your company’s own computers or servers. One downside to on-premise software is that there might not be an ability to use it on mobile smart devices if the vendor does not offer a companion mobile application.

Evaluating Roofing and Siding Contractor Software

There are a number of programs that a roofer or siding contracting company could use to increase their office efficiency. Some of these will be fully integrated suites designed for large companies working with multiple vendors and subcontractors; others will be best-of-breed solutions that are geared specifically for this niche market. The number one factor in evaluating these systems is identifying your top needs.

Specific questions to ask when selecting software might include:

  • Do you need mobile compatibility so that users can access information from the mobile phones? If so, what mobile capabilities are included in the program?
  • Do you order lots of different products, or keep re-ordering a few specific items?
  • What features do you need?
  • How well does the software integrate with your existing accounting, CRM, ordering, or other systems?