What Will Roofing Look Like In The Future?
Have you ever looked at your home and wondered what it will look like in the future? Advances in sustainable technology and building materials might mean that they will look very different in 2050. This article is going to look at the future of roofing and how it will make our homes, and lives, better.
For now, we’re happy with our roofing jobs, but imagine if you could minimise the risk of working at height with a roofing robot. In future, we might see robots carrying out tougher roofing gigs, like repairing skyscrapers or difficult buildings. With technology developing all the time, watch this space for a robot roofing team.
Imagine if your roof could help your building retain heat, or let it out during the summer months. We already have insulation for this, but if the roof itself could detect temperature levels and help with heat levels in your home, it could transform the cost of your energy bill. For now, green roofs and solar panels are helping us to manage the sustainability of our homes.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
At the moment, it’s really difficult to see if your roof is damaged without sending a roofer up there. Smart homes and artificial technology could help here, particularly if you can easily assess roof damage from the ground floor of your own home. AI roofs could also work like the smart roofs mentioned above, but with additional self-repair functionality.
Imagine if you had Bolt but for roofers? If you wanted to track the location of a roofer in your area, imagine if you could Uber them to your location like your food delivery. The future of trading might allow you to plan your roof repair by the availability of a roofer on that given day. It can also help manage a roofer’s schedule for unwanted downtime, and give the customer confidence that your roofer is on their way.
Green roofs exist today but are a considerable development in the future of roofing. Green roofs allow rainfall to collect in a safe and manageable way, reducing the risk of damage caused by storms or unprecedented rainfall. They can also help reduce internal temperature fluctuations, keeping residents in a property at their preferred temperature for longer. Green roofs can also act as an outdoor space for blocks of flats or office complexes, creating a community atmosphere as well as being eco-friendly.
The future of roofing is partially here, with the development of green roofs. Technology is developing all the time, creating many opportunities for the roofing sector. Hazardous roofing at height might be carried out by roofing robots, while AI and smart technology may offer the opportunity to reduce energy bills and retain or dispel heat from the home. The future is bright for roofing, offering better materials, technology and sustainability. For a quality roofing contractor that is always ahead of the curve, get in touch with James Dunn Roofing.