The metal roofing sector has an interesting year ahead. Despite seeing a lot of growth recently, many challenges are looming on the horizon that may affect homeowner behavior and slow down the industry’s momentum.
If you’re planning to do metal roof and gutter replacement in 2019, here are the trends Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal believes you might like to consider:
More Unsound Insurance Practices
Recent reports state that some insurance companies have been forcing homeowners to replace their roofs, regardless of the material or the condition, over a certain period. Those insurers use loss of coverage or deductible increases as threats.
This new policy can not create an undesirable outcome for all parties. Homeowners may find less incentive to invest in a durable roof since they’re being required to get a new one after just 15 to 20 years.
Frequent replacements can harm the environment with the amount of construction waste they may generate. Insurance companies may actually lose more money down the road by covering less weather-resistant houses.
Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal recommends asking your insurance company about this before buying a new roof.
Greater Awareness of Substandard Products
Reputable roofing contractors have been promoting the merits of investing in high-quality materials. The increased focus on homeowner education is key to sound decision-making. No matter what your budget is, don’t sacrifice performance over cost. You’ll thank yourself later for covering your home with a tough, long-lasting roof that requires minimal maintenance.
Darker and Richer Colors
Design-savvy roofers forecast that darker, richer hues will dominate in 2019 and beyond. Materials that age gracefully, like copper, are going to be prominent in the coming years.
Less Geographic Mobility
Many real estate markets are expected to cool down moving forward due to rising interest rates. This means more homeowners are likely to stay put and invest in improvements that help increase property value over the long term.
Fluctuating housing markets are another reason why you should put good money on a high-quality roof and gutters. Don’t skimp on materials because enduring construction elements can increase your home’s resale value down the road.
Partner with Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal to make the best decisions for your roofing and gutter projects. Call us at (785) 727-7575 or fill out our contact form to discuss your home improvement needs. We serve clients in Hays or Colby, KS.