Sector: Roofing

Market Overview: New construction starts in residential and commercial sectors, as well as increased investment into improving existing properties, have created steady economic growth in the roofing industry over the past several years.  In 2015, residential building grew by 18 percent and is projected to grow another 16 percent in 2016. 

However, the majority of growth in the residential sector has been due to replacement roofing with steep-slope asphalt being the primary product used as it is inexpensive, easy to install and durable.  

Although small in comparison to asphalt and clay- or concrete-based tiles, the use of metal roofing with cooling coatings as a more environmentally friendly, long-lasting and energy efficient option is growing in residential settings. It has a higher initial cost than asphalt but homeowners are starting to make the investment.  The same is true with insulated metal roof panels, which offer additional energy saving benefits. 

Synthetic or polymer based roofing is still a niche market, but may gain popularity to replace natural shake and slate roofing that can be high maintenance. These products create little waste in the installation process compared to natural alternatives, last much longer and can contain recycled content. 

In the commercial sector, demand for built-up (or tar and gravel) roofing is shrinking as single-ply is growing. Single-ply refers to the class of roofing membranes used on low slope roofs that are made from compounded sheets of synthetic materials, which includes modified bitumen, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) and PVC.  TPO has the highest growth rate, but PVC is growing quickly.

Roofing products are mostly manufactured and used domestically. The database profiles 200 unique roofing companies who operate some 500 manufacturing locations in theU.S., with California, Ohio, Florida, Georgia and Texas boasting the highest number of roofing product manufacturing locations in the country. 

Tile roofs are manufactured regionally in the markets where they are most used:  California, Florida and the Southwest.  Tiles, shingles and metal panels are predominantly made in the United States with most manufacturers operating multiple U.S. production facilities.  Roofing products made overseas include reflective coatings, adhesives and paints, but the U.S. market is still dominated by domestically manufactured products.

Policy changes have impacted roofing product selection recently as states are passing more regulations related to low VOC (volatile organic compounds, or toxins that get into the air) sealants and mandating the use of cold-applied adhesives and self-adhering roofing. 

Additionally, the current workforce of experienced roofers is aging and the industry is having a hard time attracting younger workers.  Manufacturers are trying to be part of the solution by offering prefabricated products that ease installation and allow crews to get more accomplished with less material in less time.  

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Company Location
Boral Roofing Phoenix, Arizona
Boral Roofing Rialto, California
Boral Roofing Roswell, Georgia
Boral Roofing Corona, California
Boral Roofing Henderson, Colorado
Boral Roofing Henderson, Nevada
Boral Roofing Placentia, California
Boral Roofing French Camp, California
Boral Roofing Lake Wales, Florida
Boral Roofing Brookside, Texas
Boral Roofing Metamora, Michigan
Boral Steel Roofing Manufacturing Oceanside, California
Boral Steel Roofing Technologies Brea, California
Boral Steel Roofing Technologies Leesburg, Florida
Boral Steel Roofing Technologies North Kansas City, Missouri
Boral Steel Roofing Technologies Mesquite, Texas
Boston Valley Terra Cotta Inc. Orchard Park, New York
Bridger Steel Inc. Great Falls, Montana
Bridger Steel Inc. Belgrade, Montana
Bridger Steel Inc. Rapid City, South Dakota
Bridger Steel Inc. Kalama, Washington
Bridger Steel Inc. Billings, Montana
Bridger Steel Inc. Evansville, Wyoming
Bridger Steel Inc. East Helena, Montana
Brightsmith Coil Coaters Morrisville, Pennsylvania
Brightsmith Coil Coaters Trenton, New Jersey
Buckeye Metal Sales LLC Frankfort, Ohio
Burke Industries San Jose, California
Butler Manufacturing Annville, Pennsylvania
Butler Manufacturing Visalia, California
Butler Manufacturing Kansas City, Missouri
Camara Slate Products Fair Haven, Vermont
Carlisle Companies Inc. Scottsdale, Arizona
Carlisle Construction Materials Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Carlisle SynTec Inc. Senatobia, Mississippi
Carlisle SynTec Inc. Greenville, Illinois
Carolina Nonwovens Maiden, North Carolina
Carpenter Richmond, Virginia
Carpenter Elkhart, Indiana
Carpenter High Point, North Carolina
Carpenter Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
Carpenter Lakeland, Florida
CBC Steel Buildings Lathrop, California
Ceco Building Systems Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
Ceco Building Systems Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Ceco Building Systems Columbus, Mississippi
Cedar Valley Manufacturing Hollister, California
CeDUR Aurora, Colorado
Central States Manufacturing Inc. Seguin, Texas
Central States Manufacturing Inc. Michigan City, Indiana