Home Improvement Industry Trends in 2022 and Beyond
The challenges of 2020 and 2021 have driven home improvement professionals forward into a year of opportunities for growth and competitive new ideas. By adapting the latest construction and home improvement industry trends as core components of their business strategies, experts believe that companies will come out stronger than ever on the other side of 2022.
Whether you’re a general contractor, roofer, painter, electrician, or HVAC specialist, you’ll absolutely want to stay ahead of the curve on these home improvement trends for 2022 and beyond.
More Efficient Technology
As we move further into the 2020s, residential contractors, builders, and developers are looking to take advantage of the newest innovations in technology. Increasing efficiency is more critical than ever – especially with the pressures put on supply chains and human health due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thanks to the Internet, experts predict relationships between industry professionals and homeowners will strengthen through smart contracts along with the blockchain. Another rapidly growing trend we’ll continue to see is the use of construction drones for aerial photography, mapping huge swaths of land, and creating useful thermal images and heat maps. As more construction companies adopt this modern technology, you may even see augmented reality and advanced 3D modeling softwares becoming a new normal for the industry.
Green Building and Sustainability
Possibly the biggest buzzword in the residential industry this year is sustainability. The push toward green construction focuses on a straightforward goal: reducing the resources that go into construction projects to lower a home’s carbon footprint. By accomplishing this, contractors are able to create greater long-term value for a home’s owners and occupants.
Some of the newest trends in the sustainable construction materials market include transparent and flexible aluminum, biofoam, and even self-healing concrete. Both homeowners and construction industry experts look forward to implementing these materials as well as new techniques for ensuring sustainability in all their future projects.
Health and Safety Improvements
A combination of evolving attitudes and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have made construction industry professionals rethink jobsite safety and personal protective equipment (PPE). New regulations underscore the importance of cleanliness and stricter safety protocols to ensure the health and wellbeing of workers on virtually all jobsites.
Plus, as more women enter the home improvement industry, manufacturers will place more of an emphasis on creating PPE that’s appropriately sized and suited for everyone. Aside from better safety gear, we can also foresee a greater reliance on robotics, 3D printing, high-tech environmental sensors, and much more.
Rapidly rising material costs and ever-shifting labor markets make the home improvement industry incredibly unpredictable yet fascinating to study during these complex times. While times have been tough, experts believe the industry will continue to grow in more efficient, sustainable, and safe directions.
At Best Choice Roofing, we’re committed to staying abreast of every new trend in the construction industry. Our goal is to provide all of our clients with the most advanced building materials, technologies, and techniques the world has to offer. For more information on our roofing services or what else we expect from 2022, fill out our online contact form or call a specialist today at 855-658-0385.