As part of our State of the Industry Survey, we asked contractors about sales volumes across product categories.
As part of our State of the Industry Survey, we asked
contractors about sales volumes across product categories.
On average, nearly one-third of the roofing contractors’
total sales volume is derived from steep-slope asphalt products. Further,
one-fourth of total sales involve single-ply roofing products. Roughly
two-thirds of contractors surveyed sell steep-slope asphalt and single-ply
In 2008, more roofing contractors have seen significant
increases as opposed to decreases in their single-ply and metal roofing sales.
Almost 40 percent of contractors sold more single ply over the past year, while
25 percent sold less. Thirty-five percent of respondents had increased sales
from metal roofing, while 20 percent saw a decrease. Dramatic declines were
seen in the sales of slate, concrete tile, and low-slope asphalt products in
More roofing contractors expect to see increases rather than
decreases in their 2009 overall sales, with 43 percent expecting an increase,
30 percent expecting a decrease, and 27 percent expecting sales to remain the
same. They also expect sales for single-ply roofing, metal roofing and
steep-slope asphalt products to increase. Declining sales are expected to
continue into 2009 for slate, concrete tile, and low-slope asphalt products.
For more on the survey results, see the February issue of