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Advice For Pros · October 31, 2022 · AUTHOR: Stanley Bawalan

Latest Roofing Industry Trends: Know What Clients Want

The roofing industry has seen some major changes in recent years, and the trend continues. From recycled materials to energy efficiency, we're seeing a lot more innovation in roofing.

Slate is still the trending material.

You've probably heard the saying, "slate is the new asphalt." The material has been gaining popularity for years and it seems to be here to stay. 

Slate is an ideal choice for homes that want a natural look, but it's also environmentally friendly. While slate is more expensive than other materials such as vinyl, fiberglass and aluminum, you can expect to pay about $4 per square foot for this material. However, slate roofs are typically guaranteed for 50 years or more and they're easy to maintain with simple cleaning methods like sweeping and washing down debris when needed.

Ventilation and attic insulation are hot topics.

It's important to note that while many homeowners are familiar with the concept of attic ventilation, they don't always know how to maximize its benefits. 

In many cases, homeowners will have so much insulation in their attic that they're not getting enough airflow through the house which can lead to moisture issues and ice dams.

In addition to installing proper roofing materials and avoiding over-insulation, experts recommend adding vents along your roofline whenever possible. This can significantly reduce energy bills by allowing hot air trapped within the home's envelope to escape into the outdoors during summer months. It also prevents excess moisture from condensing on cold surfaces inside a home during winter months when temperatures drop below freezing point outside (a phenomenon known as "frost heave").

Decorative roofing is on the rise.

This style of roofing can be a good way to stand out from the crowd and attract new clients, but it's also becoming increasingly popular as a way to enhance the look of your home. 

It's important that you stay up-to-date on current trends in this area so that you can attract more customers and help them save money at the same time.

Solar roofing is getting more popular.

Solar roofing is a great way to save money on utility bills, as well as help the environment and economy.

According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), an agency that collects and analyzes information about energy, residential solar power installations rose by 34% between 2020 2when they totaled 2.9 gigawatts—and 2021 3when they reached 3 . 9 gigawatts). And in the second quarter of 2022, residential solar energy saw its fifth consecutive quarterly increase, according to data from the Solar Energy Industries Association.

Energy efficiency is here to stay.

Many people are looking for ways to save money on their energy bills, which is why they're considering investing in new products that are more energy efficient. This means they're willing to pay more for products that will save them money over time.

Not only does the investment pay off in terms of energy savings, but it also saves you the time and trouble of having to replace your roof sooner than necessary due to wear and tear (which can cost even more).

There are many new trends in roofing that you can capitalize on.

The roofing industry is always changing, and the latest trends are a great opportunity for you to make more money. Remember that the industry is all about improving the client's experience with your business.

  • A good roof should last at least 20 years, so make sure you're using high-quality materials that will last as long as possible. You can do this by installing a metal roof or choosing low-maintenance asphalt shingles.

  • If you're looking for something different, consider installing solar panels! If a home has solar panels, then it's likely that more people will be interested in buying it at some point down the line (especially if they want to save money).

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