Everyone in the roofing business is aware of just how competitive this branch truly is. To get ahead, you need every possible advantage you can get your hands on. Business management software is one of them.

Capable business management software allows you to organize your tasks, boost productivity, save time and money, and more. Unfortunately, in the ocean of software solutions for roofers, it’s not easy to choose the right one.

This is why we’ve analyzed the market and singled out five of the best software platforms to make your roofing job easier and more streamlined.

What to look for in a roofing software?

Every roofing business is special in its own way, but some requirements are common across the branch, and the roofing software of your choice should be able to meet them all. They include:

  • Job/project scheduling: Assigning your individual employees or teams to specific jobs and locations is done more easily with a software solution that includes this feature than manually.
  • Estimates/quotes: Your clients should know in advance approximately how much they will need to pay for your services, and a capable solution supports this option.
  • Billing and invoicing: Once the estimate is approved and/or the job is done, a software solution will help you get the payment from your client by sending them an invoice. It will also allow you to keep track of unpaid ones and list those that have been paid.
  • CRM: Managing clients’ contact information and work order history is the essential part of any serious roofing business. It will also allow you to follow up with them for any special offers for related projects.

Benefits of working with software as a roofer

There are plenty of advantages of using software to assist you in your everyday tasks, regardless of what they entail. Typically, such solutions provide you with tools to schedule jobs, assign projects, put together estimates, invoice and bill your clients, communicate with your clients safely and efficiently, pay taxes, and have all the other information pertinent to your business in one place.

Which are the best roofing software solutions?

Now that you understand why roofing software is beneficial for your business and what to look for when choosing the right one, we can get to our analysis of the top five.

FeatureVcita BuilderTRENDJobNimbusJobberWrike
Appointment scheduling
team calendar sync
Payment processing
Quotes/Estimates
Billing/Invoicing
CRM
File sharing/photo sharing
Work order management (project distribution)
Lead generation
Email/SMS marketing automation

1. vcita

Features: vcita gives roofing businesses (and all other types of businesses) a comprehensive go-to solution for all of their needs. Specifically, this solution includes (among others) features like:

  • billing and invoicing
  • quotes and estimates
  • job/project scheduling
  • work order management
  • team calendar
  • reminders and notifications
  • reports
  • integrations with multiple tools (ike QuickBooks, Zapier, and more)
  • iOS and Android apps
  • CRM
  • marketing campaigns
  • client portal
  • payment processing
  • file sharing
  • lead generation
  • email/SMS marketing automation

Free trial: The provider offers a 14-day free trial.


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Pricing: The pricing for a one-person roofing business starts at only $19/month (under the annual subscription) and includes basic features. Larger businesses (two or more contractors) can start their annual subscription at $65/month, which covers two team members and more features. This makes vcita the most affordable software solution on the list.

Customer service/onboarding: If you require help with any part of its platform or service, vcita’s customer support team is accessible via telephone and email. To get familiar with the platform, you can schedule a demo, request business coaching, or explore vcita’s knowledge base on the website.

Usability/customization: vcita focuses on easy usability and customization. Both are efficiently achieved thanks to its user-friendly interface and multiple customization options, including client information fields, client portal, and templates for projects, estimates, invoices, and bills.

2. BuilderTREND

Features: A cloud-based project management solution, BuilderTREND caters exclusively to roofers, homebuilders, remodelers, and other specialty contractors, for which it offers relevant tools, like:

  • CRM
  • billing and invoicing
  • client portal
  • project/job scheduling
  • quotes and estimates
  • mobile apps
  • email marketing
  • file sharing
  • team calendar
  • work order management

Free trial: BuilderTREND offers a 30-day free trial.

Pricing: The provider’s core plan costs $199.92/month under the annual subscription.

Customer service/onboarding: To onboard its new clients into the program, BuilderTREND deploys Coaches through short training sessions. If you need technical support, you can reach out using a contact form on the website. There’s also a live chat icon, but it didn’t work for us. A sales team is also available via telephone.

Usability/customization: BuilderTREND is very easy to use and pays attention to detail. In terms of customization options, every Buildertrend user has access to templates for every type of business, as well as the options for customizing the client portal.

3. JobNimbus

Features: Specializing in software for roofers, JobNimbus includes features such as:

  • quotes and estimates
  • billing and invoicing
  • CRM
  • scheduling
  • integrations
  • mobile access
  • file sharing
  • work order management

Free trial: JobNimbus has a 14-day free trial.

Pricing: The provider doesn’t publicly list its pricing, but there different packages are available.

Customer service/onboarding: Assistance is available via email, live chat, contact form, phone number, and help center on the website. There’s also onboarding and refresher training available.

Usability/customization: Although some users have reported usability issues, others have praised this capability, and JobNimbus seems to take its reviewers’ complaints seriously. The provider also offers a level of flexibility in customizing field layout in contacts and jobs.

4. Jobber

Features: Jobber offers home improvement contractors (including roofers) tools to make their everyday tasks easier through:

  • job scheduling
  • CRM
  • invoicing and billing
  • mobile app
  • notifications
  • quotes and estimates
  • work order management
  • online payments
  • reporting
  • QuickBooks integration
  • lead generation

Free trial: There’s a free trial on the table, but it isn’t specified.

Pricing: If you only require its very basic services and for just one user, then you can start Jobber at $35/month. 

Customer service/onboarding: Jobber offers customer service via phone number and email. There’s also an FAQ section and help center on the website, where you can learn more about the provider’s features. The provider also has an onboarding program for new users.

Usability/customization: The platform provides a certain level of customization as it allows users to create and adapt custom fields in the CRM as they see fit. It is also very handy and easy to use.

5. Wrike

Features: A business management software solution, Wrike offers:

  • billing and invoicing
  • team calendar
  • job scheduling
  • work order management
  • reporting
  • notifications and reminders
  • numerous integrations
  • templates
  • campaign management
  • quotes and estimates
  • CRM
  • client portal
  • file sharing
  • lead generation
  • email/SMS marketing automation
  • mobile apps

Free trial: This provider offers a free trial.

Pricing: Wrike’s plans start with the free one that covers an unlimited number of users, as long as you’re fine with the very limited service. Paid plans start at $9.80/user/month, but you need to have at least five users to qualify, which equals to $49/month.

Customer service/onboarding: Training is offered online, through webinars and videos. Customer support is available via phone, email, and chat, but users can also access helpful materials in the knowledge base and FAQ section on the website.

Usability/customization: The Wrike interface can be customized with widgets, profile images, as well as favorite projects and clients. It has quite a few features, aimed at covering every part of a roofing business. However, some reviewers were left disappointed as they found these optional tools too costly and difficult to use.