Like anything home-related, roofing goes through trends. That’s right, from colors, to function, to shape and materials tastes in roofing change. The year 2020 is no different. Although this year it has little to do with styles and more to do with technology. As society becomes more advanced it trickles down to all sectors–including roofing. Read about the exciting new roofing trends for roofs in 2020 below.
- Advanced Software: Roofing industry technology has advanced significantly in recent years. And, it looks like this will continue in 2020. Roofers have increasingly high-tech roofing apps for leads and software that helps them measure, record, calculate and bid more quickly and accurately than ever before. Advanced software also allows roofs to be hyper customized the roof to homeowner specifications. Some roofing websites even have visualizers for potential customers to see what their home will look like with new roofing.
- Green Roofs: On the rise for a while now, green roofs are eco-friendly and make lovely additions to neighborhoods and/or cities They basically make use of roofs on houses by turning them into gardens. This lowers temperatures inside during the summer, keeps in heat during the winter to lower your Oklahoma City utility bills. Plus they release oxygen back into the air contributing to fighting greenhouse gases.
- Drones Use: Drones have been in for a while and their usefulness applies to the roofing industry as well. Roofers can use them to do roof inspections which lower the chances of injuries or deaths. This may not seem like a big deal but 17% of all roofing-related fatalities, come from falls. As a homeowner, this lowers your risk of being liable for a roofing contractor fall.
- Solar Roofs: Another up and coming eco-friendly roofing trend is solar roofing. Solar panels are no longer clunky and/or cost-prohibitive. Today’s solar roofs are available in more low-profile styles than ever before. And, they allow you to produce your own energy and even sell it back to the grid in some cities.
For more information on any of these new roofing technologies or to schedule an appointment for an estimate, contact us at United Roofing Pros in Oklahoma City today.