Roofing and Siding Contractors

Industry Profile Report

Dive Deep into the industry with a 25+ page industry report (pdf format) including the following chapters

Industry Overview Current Conditions, Industry Structure, How Firms Operate, Industry Trends, Credit Underwriting & Risks, and Industry Forecast.

Call Preparation Call Prep Questions, Industry Terms, and Weblinks.

Financial Insights Working Capital, Capital Financing, Business Valuation, and Financial Benchmarks.

Industry Profile Excerpts

Industry Overview

The 28,200 roofing and siding contractors in the US install new roofs, replace old roofs, perform other roofing related services and install various types of building siding and finish materials. Roofing contractors may also provide roof painting, spraying, or coating services or install skylights. Siding contractors include firms that install gutters and downspouts. A company may offer both roofing and siding installation. Some companies offer related construction services, such as brick or stone installation and waterproofing services.

Seasonality And The Weather

Roofing and siding jobs are seasonal, with most projects occurring during months with temperate weather conducive to construction.

Dependence On General Contractors

Roofing and siding contractors depend on relationships with general contractors (GC) to secure work on large projects, particularly non-residential construction jobs and managed residential developments.

Industry size & Structure

The average roofing or siding contractor operates out of a single location, employs 5-11 workers, and generates $836,000 and $2 million annually.

    • The roofing and siding contracting industry consists of about 28,200 establishments that employ 250,300 workers and generate about $47 billion annually.
    • Roofing contractors account for 72% of establishments and 86% of total industry revenue.
    • Most roofing and siding contractors are independent firms and operate within a limited market.
    • Large companies include Tecta America, CentiMark Corporation, and PetersenDean.
    • Single-family residential projects account for the majority of industry revenue.
                              Industry Forecast
                              Roofing and Siding Contractors Industry Growth
                              Source: Vertical IQ and Inforum

                              Recent Developments

                              Nov 11, 2022 - Nonresidential Building Construction Outlook Improves
                              • The Dodge Momentum Index (DMI) increased 9.6% in October 2022 to 199.7 (2000=100), up from the revised September reading of 182.2. The DMI Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which has been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. On a monthly basis, the commercial planning component increased by 13%, and institutional rose by 2.9%. An increase in office and lodging projects boosted the commercial planning pipeline. The institutional sector was mixed amid a growing pipeline of recreation and education projects, but the number of healthcare and public planning projects declined. Developers and project owners continue to see healthy demand, despite recession concerns, although continued inflation, high interest rates and materials costs, and labor shortages have the potential to blunt the flow of new projects.
                              • New single-family home sales decreased 10.9% month over month and declined 17.6% year over year in September 2022, according to the US Department of Commerce. On a year-to-date basis, new home sales were down 14.3% in the first nine months of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021. According to Freddie Mac, on November 3, 2022, the US weekly average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage was 6.95%. A year ago, the rate was just over 3%. Industry watchers expect new home sales to remain weak as the Fed uses interest rate hikes to bring down inflation.
                              • US housing affordability fell to its lowest point since the Great Recession in the third quarter of 2022 amid rising mortgage rates, inflation, low housing inventory, and high home prices, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). Only 42.2% of new and existing homes sold between July 2022 and the end of September were affordable for households with a median income of $90,000. The third quarter of 2022 marked the second consecutive quarterly record low for housing affordability in more than 10 years. According to the HOI, the median home price in Q3 2022 was $380,000, down from the all-time high of $390,000 set in Q2 2022.
                              • Some real estate developers are holding off on new office projects as remote work has eroded demand for new office space, and rising interest rates make projects more expensive, according to The Wall Street Journal. Office occupancy is only about half of what it was before the pandemic, which has prompted some major real estate firms, including Varnado Realty Trust; Hines, Kilroy Realty Corp.; and Brookfield Asset Management, to tap the breaks on new office development projects. The national office vacancy rate is 12.5%, up from 9.6% in 2019, according to commercial real estate data firm CoStar Group. About 37% of the office space currently under development remains available, double what it was in 2019, according to CoStar.
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