Roofing Technology and Trends

February 8th, 2022 | By Dale Chastain

The roofing industry has undergone many changes over the years with a strong push towards energy efficiency. At Chastain Roofing, we stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in technology and style to ensure we can deliver the best for our customers. Being aware of the trends and technology can help you make the best roofing choice for your family. 

  • Metal Roofing PopularityMetal roofing has never been out of style, but metal has gained new momentum within the past decade or so. With a sleek appearance and strong durability, metal roofing has many worthwhile benefits. Metal roofing can be made from a variety of materials, including copper, steel, aluminum, or alloy strips. Although the upfront cost of metal roofing can be more expensive than some varieties of shingles, the long-term savings will be worthwhile. Metal roofing generally lasts 50 years in comparison to most shingles lasting only 20-25 years. Additionally, metal roofing is an eco-friendly option as many metal roofing materials are already composed of some recycled components. When your roof finally needs to be replaced, your roof’s components can be recycled again. There are many opportunities to customize your home as metal roofing comes in a wide range of colors, textures, and styles. Metal roofing is a win-win for homeowners and the environment. 


  • Better Technology for Roofers—Some of these advancements may have been spurred by the pandemic world, but technology use in the roofing industry has greatly shifted. There are mobile apps, such as iRoofing, PitchGauge, Eagle View, Clearoof Imagery, and more. These apps allow roofers to measure roofing dimensions remotely, plan for roofing jobs, create estimates, etc. Drones are also starting to become a crucial part of our industry. With the use of a drone, a roofer can conduct an inspection remotely without even having to climb on a roof. Not only does using a drone save time, but it also minimizes the risk to the roofer. Minimizing trips up to the roof is always best from a safety standpoint, especially if the roof is damaged. At Chastain Roofing, we utilize Eagle View to complete roofing estimates before our in-person consultations. 


  • Improved Safety Measures—A safe roofing team is good for all. The latest advancements in underlayment material have provided a slip-resistant and lighter-weight option. GPS technology allows us to detect dangers on the roof and notify the team beforehand. There are also improvements with safety gear, such as monitors to detect if workers are overheating or safety vests outfitted with airbags, which automatically deploy when a fall is detected.


  • Power up with Solar Energy—Whether looking to reduce their carbon footprint or their monthly bills, many homeowners are now choosing energy-efficient roofing choices. There are many options of roofing that are considered to be energy-efficient. Some owners consider solar panels if they are wanting to take it a step further. In the past, solar panels were bulky, unattractive, and expensive. The latest advancements in solar energy have resolved all these issues with the release of solar shingles. They perform like a solar panel but blend in as traditional shingles in appearance and function. This technology is still a new and developing technology, but has found popularity with environmentally conscious or off-the-grid homeowners. We anticipate these types of solar panels will gain even more widespread popularity in the coming years.


Regardless of your roofing needs, our team at Chastain Roofing can provide quality work backed by the latest technology. Schedule a consultation today!