The roofing industry continues to benefit from recent technological innovations that make the roof replacement experience more pleasant and efficient. Here are some of the recent top roofing trends.
Drones — Many people regard drones as remote-controlled toys. But you may be surprised to know that companies like Amazon use drones for quick product shipments. Drones also make it possible for filmmakers to shoot footage that previously needed costly helicopters to take. Roofing contractors similarly use drones to perform roofing inspections. High-resolution cameras provide footage that can be reviewed in detail when planning roof repairs and restoration. This greatly reduces the risk of injuries associated with climbing roofs.
Augmented Reality — Augmented reality is a smartphone technology. It allows live video to be overlaid with anything from interactive animal shapes and “face swaps” to virtual gaming environments that react to real-world objects. This same technology allows roofing contractors to “install” a new roof that can be viewed from any angle. A customer can try out roofing styles and colors as easy as trying out new shoes when choosing among various roof replacement options.
Solar Panel Roofs — Solar panels can help you save on your annual energy consumption, but the tradeoff is that it doesn’t do anything as far as curb appeal is concerned. Solar panels also add weight to the roof and, if improperly installed, can risk roofing leaks. Roofing manufacturer GAF is paving the way for attractive solar roofing systems with their DecoTech® System, an integrated solar panel system integrated with a roof. The DecoTech solar panels looks almost like an oversized skylight, thanks to a streamlined design. It poses less risk of wind damage and leaks as the solar panels are designed to fit with the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.
Paperless Contracts — Contractors typically take a day or two to draw, print and deliver a copy of a written estimate. Fortunately, digital signatures are now an accepted and trusted way to sign documents. This makes it easier for roofing contractors to provide estimates that can be easily revised as needed. This helps cut down the time between consultation and installation.
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