If you are in the market for a new commercial roof for your building this spring, it has hopefully been a while since you last found yourself in this position. Because of that, you are likely unfamiliar with the current state of the industry. While commercial roofing may not be featured in this month’s hottest fashion magazines, there are roofing trends that change over time just like any other industry. At Farha Roofing, it is our commercial roofing contractors job to make sure that we stay on top of these trends in order to make the best recommendations to our clients.
To help make your roofing decision a little easier, the Farha Roofing team is sharing the biggest commercial roofing trends of 2020 with you today. Keep reading below to see what they are!
More Advanced Software
In the past few years we have seen a surge in the capabilities of popular roofing softwares. The advancement of these technologies has allowed commercial roofing contractors to take better measurements, provide more accurate estimates, improve customer management, and allow for better record keeping.
Increased Use of Drone Technology
The increased use of and availability of drone technology has allowed commercial roofing contractors to utilize drones for roof inspections. Adopting drone technology has made roof inspections significantly safer for commercial roofing contractors and reduced the number of accidents the industry sees.
Higher Demand for Green Roofing Options
In the past few years, people have started to really understand the importance of protecting our planet and this understanding has influenced many buying decisions. Clients want to see green roofing options from their commercial roofing contractors in everything from materials used, recycling of old roofs, and proper insulation and ventilation to optimize energy usage.
Solar Roof Options
Solar roofing panels have seen an increase in popularity over the past few years as well. Although they do come with a significant investment upfront, the decreased heating and cooling costs along with a reduced carbon footprint have many business owners evaluating this option.
Flat roofing has always been a popular choice for commercial roofs thanks to the economical and practical benefits that it offers. Flat roofing works for most budgets, offers a few different options to help you go green, and will continue to be a popular choice for years to come.
Although metal roofing is typically a bigger upfront investment than other materials, most commercial roofing contractors feel that it is a worthwhile one. Metal roofing lasts anywhere from 40 to 70 years thanks to it’s durable and protective nature. If you are in need of a roof replacement, talk to your contractor about metal roofing.
Asphalt shingles are a tried and true roofing option. Asphalt shingles remain one of the more affordable roofing options, but that is not the only reason they are popular. They also come in a wide variety of colors, materials, and styles, allowing you to match them to any sort of architectural design you desire.
If you are in the market for a new commercial roof, the Farha Roofing team is here to help. Give us a call today to speak with our Wichita, Kansas City, or Denver based teams!