The proliferation of smartphones and other mobile devices, now enables more people to access information while they’re on the go, thanks to robust cellular data networks and readily available free Wi-Fi for going online.

When you have a pocket-sized device that lets you do many of the same tasks as a desktop computer, you are no longer chained to the office.

This evolution in technology is bringing mobility to the roofing industry.

Access to Crucial Information at the Jobsite

Approximately, 61 percent of people working in the roofing industry rely on mobile devices to get information on equipment, compared to 21 percent in 2011, noted a recent report at GenFlex Roofing Systems. Construction professionals also use mobile apps to stay on top of the latest industry news and to examine product and equipment specifications.

At the same time as they use smartphones to inform themselves, using their devices to share PDFs and other documents, such as product data sheets, contracts and spreadsheets. You can load up your device with company information to share with customers.

Manufacturer Apps

While being able to access informative websites while out in the field will help contractors do their work more quickly and efficiently, there are also specific manufacturer apps that provide a great deal of useful data.

Roofing industry professionals are coming to rely on standalone apps to get quick answers about specifications and uses for products they are considering working with at the site.

Staying in Touch

Imagine a customer who is out of town but wants to get a quick update on the progress at the job site. The contractor can use the built-in camera on his or her mobile device to shoot photos or videos and them send them directly to the customer.

Contractors can also use their smartphones to effectively track their time while on the job site.

Residents, business owners and property managers in New Jersey and the greater tri-state area know that they can depend on the professionals at CRS for all their roofing needs. For more information about our services or to set up an appointment, please contact CRS today.