Rental equipment dealers and contractors will find a new and unique solution on display for the first time at The ARA Show 2021, held October 18-20 in Las Vegas. For rental equipment dealers, this product can increase utilization, customer loyalty, and profits. For rental equipment contractors, it can eliminate rental equipment cost overruns, the need to pad bids, and stress caused by bad weather.
Weather Warranty (Booth #4733) will be exhibiting at The ARA Show for the first time. The company provides a service that rental equipment dealers can offer their customers, which protects them both from financial impacts of bad weather by automatically extending and paying for equipment rentals according to the number of bad days experienced on the jobsite.
“We surveyed contractors to find out what their biggest challenges were in keeping projects on schedule and on budget, and far more of them listed weather as the top issue than any other,” says Rick Wilmot, co-founder and product lead at Weather Warranty. “Communication is another big reason for project delays. Think about it… There are dozens, if not hundreds, of solutions to help contractors with communication, but the cupboard is pretty bare when it comes to the weather. We think that Weather Warranty brings something truly new and interesting to the table there.”
When equipment-renting contractors experience enough rain or wind to prevent them from working, rented equipment covered by Weather Warranty’s weather protection simply pays for extensions equal to the number of days of bad weather.
“This is more than just a solution for contractors; it also gives our rental dealer partners a new revenue stream and a way to set themselves apart from the competition and take better care of their customers” says Wilmot. “Rental equipment dealers who have partnered with Weather Warranty typically see an increase in revenue on covered rentals, and removing incentives to cancel or delay rentals shows up quickly in their utilization numbers.”
Seventy-five percent of contractors polled by Weather Warranty said they would pay for a service that automatically extends their equipment rentals due to bad weather.
Information provided by Weather Warranty and edited by Alexis Sheprak