What Does the Future Hold for Roofing?

November 15, 2017 3:15 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Certain trends in technology—the push for increased energy efficiency, the ever-expanding internet of things and more and more modern material manufacturing techniques—are guaranteed to change roofing as we know it.

As roofing contractors in Gilbert, AZ, the future of roofing is very much something that we are interested in, and something we make it a point to remain educated about. In this post, we aim to share with you some of the things that excite us the most about roofing’s future.

Roofs that power your home

Over the last decade or so, the U.S. has made an enormous push toward increased energy efficiency and decreased reliance on fossil fuels. This has led to massive investment in renewable energy, such as solar and wind, which have significantly lower environmental costs. Today, it is not uncommon to see arrays of solar panels on people’s homes. But recently we’ve been seeing a new approach of solar tiles that look just like traditional slate tiles, but that capture and collect solar energy. Without a doubt, physical materials that capture solar energy are a huge part of the future of home construction and roofing.

Smart roofs

With the growth of the internet of things, and the growth of solar roofs—which are increasingly being produced by technology-focused companies—it is inevitable that these trends will eventually lead to the birth of the smart roof. The roof of the future combines an array of sensors and always-on Wi-Fi to constantly scan for any damage, leaks, or vulnerable area of your roof, so that you can stay on top of upkeep and greatly extend the lifespan of your investment. Expect this smart technology to extend to all parts of your home, giving you unprecedented ability to stay on top of your home upkeep.

Smarter materials

As we wait for the roof of the future, we can also enjoy the cutting edge of today’s roofing technology, where focus on sustainability has led to highly sustainable and recyclable roofing materials. Old roofs often have to be disposed of according to specialized rules because of dangerous chemicals in the slate tiles and in the tar paper beneath. Today’s materials are much safer, and are greatly decreasing the amount of waste and toxins we dump in our landfills.

Contact our roofing contractors in Gilbert, AZ

At Five Guys Construction and Roofing, we bring a world of experience to every roofing job, while also staying on the cutting edge of roofing technology. We’ve been in business as roofing contractors in Gilbert, AZ since 1994, and in that time, we’ve watched our industry become much more dedicated to embracing the future and helping to build a more energy-efficient future. We’ve been happy to be a part of that push. If you’re looking for roofing contractors in Gilbert, AZ, please give us a call today. Our contractors are fully certified, and we’re well known in the area for getting the job done right—and getting the job done quickly. Give us a call today and let us know how we can help.

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