Roofs are tricky, you need to make sure your workmen’s comp can cover that. Personally I’d hate to send employees up on roofs, when we did them, I did them myself, had a helper wash the house or water everything while I was up there.
Money was good but for risky work.
WFP seems like a good addition; but like someone mentioned previously, you could also just simply do more concrete and houses by getting another machine and a cleaning tech, or simply upping your marketing to fill the schedule
if you’re simply looking to offer more for your clients, so that they dont have to go looking for someone to take another thing off their to-do list then it’s kind of up to what the client needs done, some MIGHT want their windows done, but definitely everyone needs their roof done. It just depends on whether they care how it looks or not.
Essentially there’s a thousand things a house needs done, do YOU have to be their go-to person for everything? No. You could work with a window cleaning company to send you leads and visa versa, so long as either of you don’t offer each other’s service.
Or book the jobs and sub it out, this allows you to receive income on work you have not done. The tricky thing about this is deciding if the other company gets to keep the client for future work, or are they prohibited from contacting YOUR client. Decide this beforehand.
I like the idea of Specializing, you focus on a select service list and be the professional in that field, a brain surgeon COULD be a dermatologist also, but will chose not do offer this. Usually focusing on one or two things allows to get better at it and upgrade equipment, which allows you to work faster and make more money for less hours of work.
As a small company it’s hard to not be the go-to cleaning company, but it seems like there is a system or trend which some companies follow: when you start, you do any work that comes your way, once your business is well rooted, you specialize, once you grow tremendously, you buy other companies or start divisions that offer other services, and spread to other regions or states and keep growing from there.
I suppose you have to think about what your vision is for your company for the future, and cultivate a company culture that directs you in that path.
If you’re set at adding one of the two, roofs bring in better money, but windows can be done more often.