With the new year comes new opportunities, new challenges and new trends to keep an eye out for. To help you stay ahead and ready for the new year, we’re identifying the top roofing trends of 2020.
Technology in Roofing
Technology has recently brought the rise of several advancements for the roofing industry. A new way that technology has begun to be incorporated into the roofing process like never before is with the use of drones. These drones utilize state-of-the-art light detection and ranging (LiDar) technology with high definition, infrared, thermal imaging capabilities to safely obtain an entirely new perspective when inspecting your roof. Ultimately, this new technology will result in a quicker assessment time for you, a centralization of your data and increased safety for your building and employees.
CentiMark has always been at the forefront of the newest technological advancements in roofing; in fact, we are beginning to utilize state-of-the-art snow monitoring equipment to provide our customers with a brand new Snow Monitoring Program that will take the guess-work out of scheduling snow removal services throughout the winter. As technology continues to become more advanced, be on the lookout for new products and programs to enhance the entire commercial roofing process!
Pricing Forecast for 2020
As the demand for roofing work increases, the shortage in labor also increases. Labor shortages can be attributed to not only the increasing need for roofing work, but to the lack of available roof laborers as well. Unfortunately, it has been increasingly difficult to find skilled laborers in the industry. There are often many misconceptions about working in the construction industry, and the number of people who work in a trade has dwindled over the years. What does this mean for you? This means that the cost of roofing will continue to increase over the year. To keep up with the increasing demand for roof laborers, companies will need to provide competitive wages to their workers. Our advice is to know the condition of your roof and its expected lifespan so you can maintain an appropriate roofing budget for your business.
The increase in demand for roofing work and the shortage in labor means high backlogs. Harsh weather such as hurricanes, snow storms and heavy winds can also cause an increase in demand for roofing work. Customers looking to get roofing work completed, should consider contracting work now so it can be scheduled as soon as possible. The roofing season will be here before you know it, and you’ll want to be first on the list to have your work completed.
Now that you know about the hottest roofing trends for 2020, you can start making the best roofing decisions for your building.