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
ICL Industrial Products (ICL-IP) Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia
IKO Industries Ltd. Sylacagua, Alabama
IKO Industries Ltd. Kankakee, Illinois
IKO Industries Ltd. Sumas, Washington
IKO Industries Ltd. Wilmington, Delaware
IMETCO Norcross, Georgia
IMETCO McClellan, California
Inland Building Systems (IBS) Cullman, Alabama
Inland Coatings Corporation Adel, Iowa
Inspire Roofing Products Wixom, Michigan
Insulating Coatings Corporation Inverness, Florida
Insulating Coatings Corporation Binghampton, New York
Insulation Technology Inc. Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Isaiah Industries Inc. Piqua, Ohio
Johns Manville Waterville, Ohio
Johns Manville South Gate, California
Johns Manville Rockdale, Illinois
Johns Manville Plattsburgh, New York
Johns Manville Denver, Colorado
Johns Manville Bremen, Indiana
Johns Manville Milan, Ohio
Johns Manville Jacksonville, Florida
Johns Manville Lewiston, Maine
Johns Manville Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Johns Manville Richland, Mississippi
Johns Manville Scottsboro, Alabama
Johns Manville Macon, Georgia
Johns Manville Fernley, Nevada
Johns Manville Hazle Township, Pennsylvania
Klauer Manufacturing Company Dubuque, Iowa
LaPolla Industries Inc. Phoenix, Arizona
Lapolla Industries Inc. Houston, Texas
LifeTite Metal Products LLC Mt. Hope, West Virginia
LifeTite Metal Products LLC Belington, West Virginia
LifeTite Metal Products LLC Kenna, West Virginia
Lucas Metal Works Inc. Ochelata, Oklahoma
Ludowici Roof Tile Inc. New Lexington, Ohio
LymTal International Lake Orion, Michigan
Lyon Metal Roofing Jamesville, North Carolina
Lyon Metal Roofing Greenville, South Carolina
Lyon Metal Roofing Piney Flats, Tennessee
Lyon Metal Roofing Hildebran, North Carolina
Lyon Metal Roofing Radford, Virginia
M.C.A. Clay Roof Tile Corona, California
M5 Steel Manufacturing Los Angeles, California
Malarkey Roofing Products South Gate, California
Malarkey Roofing Products Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Malarkey Roofing Products Portland, Oregon
Mansea Metal Mt. Zion, Illinois
Mansea Metal Winchester, Kentucky