The roof is the most visible part of your home and one that can have a significant impact on its appearance. It’s also one of the most important, both for weather protection and as a selling feature. That’s why it’s essential to keep up with industry trends to ensure your roof is up to date and keep informed on the latest issues that might be cycling through the roofing/building contractor community.
Here, we’ll look at some residential roofing industry trends you should keep an eye on.
Environmentally Friendly Roofing
To start things on a lighter note, roofing is one of the best ways to make your home more environmentally friendly. It’s the most significant footprint of your home and features a vast area of usually unutilized space that could house anything from a ‘green’ installation to solar panels. A roof is one of the most essential parts of a building, so it’s crucial that you choose one that will help protect the environment as well as keep your home safe from weather and other hazards.
According to a recent United Nations Environment Program report, various buildings and their construction processes account for roughly 36 percent of global energy use and 39 percent of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions annually. However, consumers and industry leaders are thankfully becoming more knowledgeable about commercial and residential roofing and its impact on their businesses and the environment.
As more environmentally conscious consumers continue to seek green roofs for their homes, the green roof movement is slowly spreading to various entrepreneurial roofing contractors, who are taking advantage of the opportunity to make money and raise awareness by installing living green roofs. The popularity of living green roofs is expected to continue growing in the coming years. Not only do they help the environment, but they are also beneficial for roofers. They can help a roofer distinguish their business from competitors and provide an opportunity to build their brand as a trusted source of information in their community.
In addition, metal and solar roofing are two types of eco-friendly roofing that have recently increased in popularity. Customers worldwide have taken a good liking to metal roofing for many reasons. Durability and visual appeal barely scratch the surface, along with its reliable functionality. Meanwhile, solar roofing has also increased in popularity over the past few years thanks to the increased interest in photovoltaic shingles. Their ability to utilize solar energy for either a home or a building, paired with their use as standard roof shingles, have made them a popular choice for their practicality and environmentally friendly service.
Eco-friendly roofing options can be beneficial to the environment and the inhabitants of a home or building. Still, some drawbacks must be considered before moving forward with this type of roofing. Before making a decision, it is important for roofers to stress these potential negatives—initial costs, material availability, and time required for implementation—to clients so they can make an informed decision.
So, where did all the fuss for eco-friendly alternatives come from? The ever-changing climate of our world may give you a clue or two. And there’s no sign of stopping soon. So, we all must do our part to ensure that our earth stays healthy for ALL of our sakes.
The weather has been a significant topic of discussion across the country and worldwide, as average temperatures have fallen significantly in many areas. To avoid confusion about the term “global warming,” it has been renamed “climate change” to reflect the variable conditions in countries where winters are generally subtropical.
Should you have plans to replace your current roof, please consider the climate changes you’ve been experiencing in your area lately and choose the correct asphalt shingles for those constantly changing weather conditions.
There are countless respectable contractors in residential roofing specializing in the roofing repair business that follows storms; however, just as many will take advantage of the victims of a violent storm that left their roofs severely damaged to the point that immediate repair is a necessity.
Residential Roofing Pressure from ‘Door to Door Salesmen’
These individuals typically go door to door in storm-ravaged neighborhoods and will pressure homeowners by saying that they’re redoing your neighbors’ roofs as well, so all of you can benefit from a volume discount if you get yours done at the same time.
In addition, they will often use inferior roofing materials and proceed with the incorrect installation process to ensure the repair is as impermanent as can be. Once they’ve moved on to their next “victims,” you’ll never see or hear from them again, let alone have them take responsibility for any damage they may have caused, refund any money they may owe you, or honor any “guarantees.” Your new roof is too significant an investment in your home. Take the time to make it wisely and ensure you’re dealing with a qualified, professional roofing company that won’t take advantage of your situation by installing shoddy materials or doing an inferior job on your behalf with no regard for your safety.
Technology Growth and Drone Utilization
And lastly, we have the growing usage of technology. The growth of technology across all industries is often a trend that continues year after year, and the same will be confirmed in 2023. One technological trend that will be more popular is drone utilization.
Since the advent of drone technology, it has become commonplace for homeowners to request roofing contractors to provide drone footage of their properties prior to beginning a roofing project. This has been a boon to the industry, as it allows clients to better understand what they are purchasing before signing contracts.
Tracking Apps and Conclusion
The insurgence of Storm tracking apps and Hail tracking apps has been astronomically helpful in developing new business partners. Such conveniences will continue to aid roofing/building contractors in weather prediction and keeping up to date in general, incoming weather. And with the use of interactive maps that guide us throughout our areas of operations within communities that often experience hail. Different weather hazards will also be noted and adapted to; we’ll also be able to predict the subsequent phases of weather that’ll roll through the season.
COVID-19 increased pricing pressures resulting from climate change and technology adoption will create major challenges in the roofing industry. Those who stay on top of trends that come up throughout the year and adjust to them will be on the cutting edge of the industry, which is incredibly important at this time.
We’ll be taking note of any other trends and trials that the new year will bring and any future development to help further the quality of our services for your roofing needs. Rest assured; we’ll keep our customers up to date with the latest suggestions and trends that ensure quality and longevity. You’ll have the right roof for the right weather, and a leaky ceiling will become the least of your worries.