Raise the roof: Increasing housing starts will drive industry demand

The Roofing Contractors industry has grown over the five years to 2018 as a result of broad economic improvements in the United States. In recent years, industry profit margins have widened as an abundance of new projects have relieved price-based competition. Alongside profit margin expansion, industry operators have increased the scope of their businesses to meet growing demand stemming from the housing recovery, causing employee and operator numbers to increase. IBISWorld expects moderate growth in industry revenue over the five years to 2023, underpinned by increased investment in housing and commercial building. Housing starts will continue to drive industry demand upward...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising home valuations and higher per capita disposable income are expected to boost consumer spending
  • While many smaller operators were forced to close, many employees remained in the industry
  • Though interest rates are expected to approach their historical average, they are expected to grow gradually
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Operators in the Roofing Contractors industry perform installation, maintenance and repair on the roofs of residential homes and nonresidential buildings. This work includes installing roofs and skylights and treating roofs (e.g. coating, painting, spraying). The real estate market’s steady recovery has benefited the Roofing Contractors industry by increasing demand for its services in both the residential and commercial sectors. Industry operators have benefited significantly from the fast pace of new construction growth, which has generated consistent demand for roofing contract work. In particular, the office, retail and some industrial-building markets have increased demand for roofing services, supporting revenue growth. Ove...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Roofing Contractors Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Roofing Contractors Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of residential construction and Value of private nonresidential construction in the Roofing Contractors industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Roofing Contractors Industry?

    Industry operators install roofing and skylights and perform treatments on roofs (e.g. coating, painting, spraying). Work performed includes new work, additions, alterations, maintenance and repairs.

    Industry Products
  • Asphalt roofing
  • Single-ply roofing
  • Sheet metal roofing
  • Industry Activities
  • Installing ceramic or concrete tiles, slate or shingles
  • Installing single-ply, built-up, metal, liquid and modified bitumen roofing systems
  • Installing sheet metal
  • Replacing broken tiles and shingles
  • Repairing capping in cement or acrylic mortar
  • Applying roof sealer compounds and cleaning existing roof materials
  • Installing soffit under easement fascias
  • Securing flashings and cappings and repairing leaks
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of residential construction
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note
  • Demand from municipal building construction
  • Housing starts

  • Current Performance
  • Construction markets recover
  • Commercial demand
  • Improving profitability
  • The green movement
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Housing market expansion
  • Nonresidential demand accelerates
  • Greener pastures
  • Table: Roofing Contractors Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Roofing Contractors Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
  • Educational Services
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Manufacturing
  • Asphalt Manufacturing
  • Construction & Mining Equipment Wholesaling
  • Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance

  • Products & Services
  • Asphalt roofing
  • Single-ply roofing
  • Other
  • Sheet metal roofing
  • Chart: Roofing Contractors Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Existing nonresidential building
  • Existing residential building
  • New nonresidential building construction
  • New residential construction
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Roofing Contractors Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Roofing Contractors

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Roofing Contractors Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Roofing Contractors Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Roofing Contractors Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Value of residential construction (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Building Envelope
  • A physical separator between the conditioned and unconditioned environment of a building.
  • Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design
  • An environmental building certificate program that was established under the US Green Building Council and certifies buildings that meet energy-efficiency and green requirements.
  • Shingle
  • A thin oblong piece of material (usually wood, slate or asphalt) used in overlapping rows to cover the roof or sides of a building.
  • Siding
  • Products for surfacing or cladding the exterior walls of buildings (e.g. timber, vinyl sheeting or shingles).
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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