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What You Need to Know About Roofing in the New Year

What You Need to Know About Roofing in the New Year

As homes and businesses grow older, the overall quality of their roofing tends to decline. Aging roofs are more prone to leaks and poor energy efficiency, making repairs and even complete replacements a necessity. For 2022, roofing contractors should be mindful of a few key factors that will influence their work.

Product Availability

Supply chain disruptions are expected to continue throughout much of 2022, affecting roofing just as much as other construction-related fields. Prior to presenting options to customers, contractors should confirm what brands and products are readily available from their suppliers. This ensures you can get started without lengthy delays as you wait for materials to arrive. Always be proactive with your clients regarding lead times and other potential issues to ensure a streamlined experience.

Changing Customer Preferences

While most residential customers used to be content with traditional asphalt shingles, changing preferences have increased demand for other roofing materials as well. Metal roofing and synthetic roofing products, in particular, are increasing in popularity thanks to their superior durability and lifespan. Your ability to install different types of materials could greatly enhance your ability to get new business.

For all your roofing projects, you’ll find what you need at Gerber Lumber & Hardware. With a broad range of roofing materials, as well as trim, flashing, and underlayment, our team makes it easy to find the products you need to deliver amazing results for your clients.