2016 Roofing and Flooring Trends
Roofing Products and Product Development
Perhaps the most significant change in the industry is that over the years, preference for roofing materials has shifted towards white TPO/PVC membranes. The reflectivity and energy efficient roof systems continue to gain popularity.
2015 - Single ply (EPDM, PVC and TPO) are 83% of the non-residential roofing market up from 58% in 2001
2015 - National roofing membrane mix is 47% TPO, 22% EPDM, 17% BUR/Modified Bitumen and 15% PVC.
Source: Carlisle with SPRI data.
Photovoltaic Roof System Costs Decline!
There has been a decrease in the cost of photovoltaic roof installation over the past four years. More and more companies are investing in photovoltaic solutions as viable alternatives to conventional electric power production. Many states and utility companies offer generous incentives to help off-set costs. In particular, Hawaii, California, New Jersey, Arizona and Colorado are experiencing rapid growth of photovoltaic systems. If you are considering a photovoltaic roof system in 2016 and would like to to see if you qualify for a free level 1 photovoltaic analysis to be performed on your building, click below.
Labor Is Expected To Be The Greatest Challenge of 2016
At CentiMark we work very hard to find the best qualified associates from crews to management. Both finding and developing a strong labor force is what truly differentiates one contractor from another. To handle this issue we have aggressively invested both time and money. We began by hiring additional human resource personnel. Secondly, because of the critical nature of our labor force we are moving forward with an additional Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). The distribution of company stock at the labor level will help attract and maintain the best labor in the industry for many years. CentiMark has also invested millions of dollars in state of the art new equipment and training programs. We have partnered with equipment manufactures to customize products to fit our specific needs. This has proven to result in increased production rates and safer job sites.
The biggest trend in commercial flooring is the continued preference for polished concrete that creates a heavy duty, reliable, scratch resistant floor surface that is appealing to the eye. This can be accomplished with QuestMark’s trademarked DiamondQuest concrete polish process that is backed by our exclusive aesthetic warranty. QuestMark is the only company to provide an aesthetic warranty. This warranty is a Single Source gloss and dust proof warranty that covers all material, labor and tooling used to maintain your gloss.
Additionally, DIY (Do It Yourself) products are increasingly popular. Many businesses use internal maintenance staffs to clean floors, repair damaged concrete, floor joint and crack repair, fix trip hazards and remove stains. QuestMark can train your staff and provide hands-on maintenance support. QuestMark also sells these DIY products and materials online - Click here to purchase materials