The roofing industry continues to be challenged by workforce issues, especially limited manpower and a skilled-labor shortage. The 2018 Commercial Roofing Trends report clearly shows that workforce woes are a primary issue within the industry. As a manufacturer and supplier, Firestone Building Products (FSBP) recognizes this problem and believes that specialized roofing solutions can mitigate the challenges labor shortages present for contractors.
While contractors are implementing their own strategies to address the challenges presented by a limited workforce, there are also opportunities for manufacturers and suppliers to support contractors in these endeavors and to ensure contractors are as efficient as possible on each jobsite. In particular, self-adhered membranes offer multiple benefits for contractors and their use can counter many effects of labor shortages by improving jobsite efficiency and quality.