As the years pass, the roofing industry is constantly looking for ways to continue improving. This is especially true nowadays when technology is easily and readily available for our consumption. Therefore, the roofing industry is also taking large steps to incorporating advanced technology into their day-to-day business. Here are some current roofing trends.
You’d be forgiven if you thought drones were only useful as toys or for videography. After all, those are its common uses. Lately, however, roofers are steadily incorporating drones into their jobs, especially those with 4K cameras. Sales teams can now use these drones to take pictures of any problem spots and identify the safety hazards of the roof without sending anyone up there, allowing companies to be more efficient in their jobs.
Homeowners nowadays are making environmentally friendly choices for their homes, and, to keep up with this demand, the roofing industry is following suit. Shingle manufacturers are creating eco-friendly products that can appeal to homeowners by reducing their carbon footprint while current reflective granules allow them to reflect the sun’s heat and lower cooling costs during the summer. Another eco-friendly product most roofing companies are offering to homeowners are solar panels, which can steadily reduce your reliance on electricity. With all these products on hand, market potential of the roofing industry is steadily increasing.
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are cutting edge technologies that are commonly seen in video games. Surprisingly enough, they’re also gaining a foothold in the roofing industry. The biggest potential for this technology comes from its ability to show the homeowners what their planned project will ultimately look like upon completion. This can be particularly useful for homeowners who are struggling with indecisiveness on features they want on their home, allowing them to make the right choices for the project.
Safety is important for the homeowner and the onsite crews, so the roofing industry is constantly looking for ways to reduce on-the-job risks. With the advancement of technology, this is slowly becoming a possibility as some companies are putting sensors into safety vests that can detect a roofer’s body temperature and heart rate. This will signal to the workers that they’re starting to overheat, and it’s time to take a break. Recently, there is also some research that is being conducted to put airbags on the neck of safety vests to protect the roofers from a sudden drop.
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