Staying up-to-date with the latest trends in the roofing industry is essential for roofers to meet customer demands and provide high-quality services. In this blog post, we’ll explore the roofing trends to know in 2023, based on insights shared by the Pro Council at ABC Supply. From the popularity of asphalt shingles and the growth of renewable energy to the continued demand for metal roofing and the importance of planning and flexibility, let’s dive into the key trends shaping the roofing landscape.
Asphalt Shingles Are Most Popular
In recent years, there has been a noticeable trend towards synthetic roofing materials. However, according to the Pro Council, asphalt shingles have made a strong comeback and now dominate the market. In fact, more than 80% of re-roofing projects in the U.S. use asphalt shingles. The affordability and availability of asphalt shingles, coupled with their versatility in terms of color and style options, have contributed to their widespread popularity. Their durability and ease of installation also make them a preferred choice for many homeowners.
Renewable Energy Is Growing
Sustainability is a significant driving factor in roofing decisions for homeowners and commercial building owners. With increasing demand for renewable energy, contractors are seeking easy access to materials for solar panel installations and other renewable energy projects. ABC Supply is expanding its range of locations that carry renewable energy products to cater to this demand. Homeowners and business owners can also take advantage of a federal tax credit for renewable energy installations, further incentivizing the adoption of sustainable roofing solutions.
Metal Roofing Continues to Be Popular
Metal roofing products have maintained their popularity in the roofing industry. Although metal roofs have historically required a larger budget compared to asphalt shingles, they offer long-term value and durability. The Pro Council highlights that black is the most sought-after metal roof color, often paired with trendy gray siding and black trim. Metal roofs provide a modern aesthetic while offering longevity and energy efficiency.
Single-Ply Rules Commercial Roofing
Commercial roofing contractors have shown a preference for single-ply roofing systems, according to surveys and insights from the Pro Council. Single-ply roofing is favored for its durability, longevity, and ease of installation. Modified bitumen and metal roofing materials are also used to a lesser degree in commercial roofing projects. Understanding the specific needs and preferences of commercial clients is crucial for roofers specializing in this sector.
Planning and Flexibility Are Key to Success
Supply chain delays and material availability continue to be factors affecting roofing projects. Roofers should anticipate these challenges in 2023 and prioritize planning and flexibility. The Pro Council suggests reaching out to suppliers to determine available stock before discussing roofing materials with customers. Offering options based on style and color rather than specific brands can help overcome supply constraints. Open communication with customers about availability and lead times, as well as maintaining a strong relationship with suppliers, is vital for successful project management.
Asphalt shingles are experiencing a resurgence in popularity, while renewable energy solutions are increasingly sought after in the roofing industry. Metal roofing remains a favorite among homeowners, and single-ply roofing dominates the commercial sector. Successful roofing projects in 2023 will require careful planning, proactive communication, and flexibility to navigate potential supply chain delays and material availability challenges. By staying informed and adapting to these trends, roofers can meet customer expectations and thrive in the evolving roofing landscape.
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