Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Despite sluggish construction market growth, the industry is set for recovery. The anticipated rise in housing starts and renewed demand from the commercial building sector will propel demand for roofing, siding and insulation. Additionally, growing disposable incomes means that consumers will have more money to spend on home improvement projects, giving the industry another boost. To expand their geographic reach and gain market share, large wholesalers will acquire smaller competitors... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The industry has a geographically dispersed structure, weighted toward the Southeast and Great Lakes regions and away from the West region. This reflects differing preferences in house cladding and roofing products, and access to different resources in local areas (i.e. access to lumber cladding products in Oregon and California).
Asphalt-based shingles are the most popular roofing material for housing across the United States (particularly fiberglass reinforced product), although wooden shingles and shakes are favored in the West region and the Plains region, while clay and concrete tiles are more popular in the Southwest, the Great Lakes and the Southeast regions... purchase to read more