So far, it’s been a pretty great 2017 for folks in the home improvement industry. There’s a lot of reasons behind that, but this week we thought we’d share out a few trends we’ve observed in our area of expertise – metal roofs.
High interest in sustainability
The environment is important and as such, people are finally beginning to buy in on improvements that make their house more sustainable. Metal roofs are one of the most sustainable options out there – especially considering many of them are made out of 100% recyclable material.
Solar growth has sparked popularity in metal roofing
Solar panels need to be attached to roofs in order to work – and simply put, they puncture asphalt shingles. More people are going for a ‘double’ of sorts and not only going solar, but using metal roofs as well. Panels are easier to attach to a metal roof and give the owner not only the peace of mind that their investment is secure, but that it’ll pay off even more down the line.
Commercial construction has hit an uptick
With a new administration and an intense focus on the US manufacturing sector, we’re beginning to see newer, greater demands placed on industry than ever before. Not just for man power – but to produce more with less every time out. Metal roofing has been a boon for clients who want highly energy-efficient and durable options. Every penny counts – and metal roofs are helping manufacturers go that extra mile.
People simply want to be able to get the most bang for their buck out of their investments, these days. Metal roofing and siding is a big draw for these kinds of customers – as it can save up to 25% in energy savings and is a far more durable, sustainable option financially over the long haul.
Have you noticed any major trends or shifts in consumer behavior? If so, share below and let’s get the dialogue started!