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 Industry Structure, How Firms Opertate, Industry Trends, Credit Underwriting & Risks, and Industry Forecast.

Call Preparation Quarterly Insight, 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

                              Coronavirus Update

                              May 12, 2022 - Homebuilder Sentiments Drops
                              • Homebuilder sentiment, as measured by the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, decreased to 77 in April 2022 from 79 in March, marking the fourth consecutive monthly decline. Higher materials costs and rapidly rising interest rates are making housing less affordable, which is weighing on builder confidence. Builders report that sales traffic and current sales conditions are at their lowest levels since summer 2021. Higher mortgage rates and supply chain disruptions have unsettled the US housing market, especially for potential first-time homebuyers.
                              • The price of asphalt shingle and coating materials increased 1.3% month over month in March 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Prices were up nearly 27% from pre-pandemic levels in February 2020. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the resulting oil price volatility may further increase prices for asphalt shingle and coating materials.
                              • Total construction spending increased 0.1% in value month over month on an adjusted basis and 11.8% in value year over year on an unadjusted basis in March 2022, according to the US Census Bureau. Residential construction spending increased 1% month over month and 17.8% year over year in March. Nonresidential construction spending declined 0.8% month over month and increased 5.8% year over year in March.
                              • Demand for building design services is strong, according to an April report by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The AIA’s Architecture Billing Index (ABI), an indicator of future building construction demand, was 58 in March, up from 51.3 in February. Any reading above 50 indicates growth in architectural billings. The rise in billings is likely due to an effort to lock in interest rates ahead of continued rate hikes in the coming months. The ABI reading for commercial/industrial projects was 55.3 in March. On a regional basis, the South registered the strongest March ABI score with 57.2, followed by the Midwest (56.2), the West (54), and the Northeast (46.3).
                              • The number of building permits issued for privately-owned housing units increased 0.4% month over month and rose 6.7% year over year in March 2022. Housing starts increased 0.3% month over month and 3.9% year over year in March. Housing completions decreased 4.5% month over month and fell 13% year over year in March.
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