Which 3D printing material is best for roofing?
It’s a question many homeowners will soon have to ask themselves.
According to a new survey, many of the best roofing materials are still a couple of decades away from being available to homeowners.
The survey, commissioned by the Canadian Council of Importers, found that more than half of respondents believe they would be better off choosing a cheaper material than a higher-quality one.
Some homeowners are even opting to take the plunge by using a cheaper roofing additive, rather than a cheaper one.
But for many others, the cost of the material remains too high.
“The cost is a barrier to the consumer and it’s a barrier for the manufacturer,” said Peter Meeus, CEO of the Canadian Association of Roofing and Building Contractors (CABBC).
“That is why we’ve been pushing for some changes.
We have seen manufacturers cut prices on roofing products and have seen the impact of this on the industry.”
It’s been said that a lot of people think they want to buy a roofing product that’s better than a new one, Meeum said.
But the question of whether you should opt for a cheaper option is something that’s been debated for years.
Some people want to know which roofing adhesive is better, said Meeums CEO.
“What do we want to achieve with our roofing, the result of which is more money for the consumer?
What does the consumer really want?
That is a difficult question to answer.”
In his recent book, “Best Roofing,” Meeas recommended using an inexpensive adhesive to coat the inside of a new roof, or to coat an old roof.
However, the new survey suggests that consumers don’t want to go this route.
“Many of our respondents said they’d rather not do the cost-benefit analysis,” Mowas said.
“So the next step is to look at a broader range of roofing solutions that have a lower cost, so they can be used by consumers who want a more efficient system.”
Meeaus says that the results of the survey are consistent with previous research.
“This is one of the first studies we’ve done that looked at a range of different roofing technologies and we found that all of them have cost-effective solutions that work for many people,” he said.
The latest survey of more than 1,000 roofers and contractors found that nearly two-thirds of respondents preferred a roof material with a UV coating, and that those that used a UV-resistant coating had more money saved by the end of the year than those using cheaper options.
The research also found that people who were satisfied with the quality of the materials and the price of the roofing finished product also preferred UV-based materials over non-UV-based options.
“It’s an interesting study that suggests that UV-resistance coating has some value, but it’s not the only option,” Mooas said, adding that he’s not surprised that many roofers are choosing UV-tolerant materials.
“They know that it’s better to have a product that doesn’t work on UV than to have the roof leak and be unsafe to drive over,” Mieas said of UV-protected materials.
The good news is that people are starting to realize the benefits of using UV-absorbent materials for roof protection, Mieaas said; many of those surveyed said they now use roofing finishes that are UV-safe.
“That’s a good thing, and it gives consumers more choice,” he added.
But many of Meeahs findings have also been proven to be true in other studies.
“There’s been a lot more interest in using non-toxic materials for roofs,” Maa said.
And that includes roofing foam, which has been used in many applications for decades.
However and when people are exposed to UV-absorbing materials, it can cause skin damage, and some people even develop melanoma.
Meeaa says he hopes the research will help manufacturers and roofers make decisions about which roof materials to use.
“Our industry needs to take a hard look at what is the best material for roof insulation,” he told CBC News.
“If we’re going to do this for the future, we need to take this seriously.”