Raise the roof: The housing market boom has led to increased industry demand

Although the five years to 2018 covered a host of significant macroeconomic events, the Roofing Contractors industry in Canada has performed well all things considered. Initially, demand from nonresidential markets was strong at the beginning of the five-year period since investment in energy sector structures was high. The collapse in commodity prices, however, and the ensuing recession in commodity-reliant provinces hampered investment in nonresidential construction. With the collapse of commodity prices in the rearview, rising corporate profit is expected to encourage business expansion, bolstering the value of nonresidential construction and, therefore, spurring demand for industry services over the five years to 2023...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The housing market boom and the resultant increase in demand from the residential market recouped some lost revenue
  • Demand for lightweight and energy-efficient roofing systems is escalating
  • Depressed commodity prices are not bad news for the Roofing Contractors industry in Canada.
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The spread of establishments within the Roofing Contractors industry in Canada is concentrated mostly throughout the Pacific and Atlantic regions, generally corresponding to the distribution of the population and high weather volatility. Additionally, roofing contractors tend to locate in areas of high demand for construction and renovation activity.In accordance with its high share of the population and economic activity, Ontario holds the highest share of industry establishments (42.1%). Major metropolitan areas such as Ottawa and Toronto have large single-family housing and retail building markets providing a steady level of demand for roofing services. For instance, Ontario hosts 36.3% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Roofing Contractors Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Roofing Contractors Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Residential renovation expenditure and Housing starts in the Roofing Contractors industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Roofing Contractors Industry?

    The Roofing Contractors industry in Canada installs roofing, siding, sheet metal and roof drainage systems, such as downspouts and gutters. Activities also include treating roofs (e.g. spraying, painting or coating), coppersmithing, tinsmithing, installing skylights, installing metal ceilings, flashing, ductwork and capping. Duties performed include new work, additions, alterations, maintenance and repairs.

    Industry Products
  • Steep-slope roofs
  • Low-slope roofs
  • Single-ply roofs
  • Industry Activities
  • Installing ceramic or concrete tiles, slate or shingles
  • Installing single-ply, built-up, metal, liquid and modified bitumen roofing systems
  • Installing, repairing and replacing gutters and downpipes
  • Installing sheet metal
  • Replacing broken tiles and shingles
  • Securing flashings and cappings and repairing leaks
  • Repairing capping in cement or acrylic mortar
  • Applying roof sealer compounds and cleaning existing roof materials
  • Installing engineered wood, brick, vinyl, aluminum and fibre cement siding
  • Installing soffit under easement fascias
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Residential renovation expenditure
  • Housing starts
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • Corporate profit

  • Current Performance
  • Nontraditional systems becoming more traditional
  • Weather effects
  • Profit expands, price of inputs falls
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Commodity price puzzle
  • Green renovations raise revenue
  • Table: Roofing Contractors Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Roofing Contractors Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Homebuilders in Canada
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction in Canada
  • Industrial Building Construction in Canada
  • Educational Services In Canada
  • Commercial Building Construction in Canada
  • Municipal Building Construction in Canada
  • Remodelling in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Manufacturing in Canada
  • Asphalt Manufacturing in Canada
  • Construction & Forestry Equipment Wholesaling in Canada
  • Other Plastic Product Manufacturing in Canada
  • Wood Panelling Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Steep-slope roofs
  • Single-ply roofs
  • Other
  • Low-slope roofs
  • Chart: Roofing Contractors Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Institutional
  • Industrial
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Roofing Contractors Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Roofing Contractors

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Roofing Contractors Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Roofing Contractors Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Roofing Contractors Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Residential Renovation Expenditure (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design
  • An environmental building certificate program that was established under the Canada Green Building Council and certifies buildings that meet energy-efficiency and green requirements.
  • Shingle
  • A thin oblong piece of material (usually wood, slate or asphalt) used in overlapping rows to cover the roof or sides of a building.
  • Siding
  • Products used for surfacing or cladding the exterior walls of buildings (e.g. timber, vinyl sheeting or shingles).
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