Raise the roof: Rebounding nonresidential construction markets will stimulate industry revenue growth

Over the five years to 2018, the industry has benefited from positive trends in residential construction activity domestically and in the United States, as well as solid growth in renovation and remodelling markets. While nonresidential construction markets have struggled, the industry has still experienced strong growth. Over the five years to 2023, industry performance is forecast to slow. High household debt levels and rising interest rates are forecast to result in a decline in housing start levels over the next five years, constraining demand growth from residential markets...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 industry has benefited from positive trends in residential construction activity domestically and in the United States
  • Fluctuating demand from construction markets spurred merger and acquisition activity
  • Growing purchases will create the need for additional retail stores and inventory warehouses
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Roofing, Siding and Insulation Wholesaling industry in Canada has a low level of capital intensity, with operators spending an estimated $0.09 on capital for every dollar spent on labour. Industry operators typically have few necessary capital requirements outside of transportation machinery and warehouses. Some operators also purchase sophisticated inventory management systems, although these can be expensive and often only larger operators can afford them.The industry is much more dependent on labour, as companies must place an emphasis on hiring employees who can provide superior customer service and product expertise...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Roofing, Siding & Insulation Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Roofing, Siding & Insulation Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of nonresidential construction and Value of residential construction in the Roofing, Siding & Insulation Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Roofing, Siding & Insulation Wholesaling Industry?

    Operators in this industry wholesale nonwood roofing, siding and insulation materials. These products are typically sold directly to building contractors, large hardware chains and independent hardware stores.

    Industry Products
  • Roofing products
  • Siding products
  • Insulation products
  • Wood products
  • Industry Activities
  • Sheet metal roofing materials wholesaling
  • Shingles and roofing material (except wood) wholesaling
  • Siding (except wood) wholesaling
  • Insulation materials wholesaling
  • Gutters and downspouts wholesaling
  • Sound insulation wholesaling
  • Tarred felts and weather stripping wholesaling
  • Vinyl siding wholesaling
  • Solar reflective film wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

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

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream activity and economic context
  • Industry activity
  • Green ahead
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Changing markets
  • Green growth
  • Establishment expansion
  • Table: Roofing, Siding & Insulation Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Roofing, Siding & Insulation Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Homebuilders in Canada
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction in Canada
  • Industrial Building Construction in Canada
  • Heavy Engineering Construction in Canada
  • Roofing Contractors in Canada
  • Commercial Building Construction in Canada
  • Municipal Building Construction in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Asphalt Manufacturing in Canada
  • Construction Machinery Manufacturing in Canada
  • Paper Product Manufacturing in Canada
  • Sheet Metal, Window & Door Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Roofing products
  • Insulation products
  • Other
  • Wood products
  • Siding products
  • Chart: Roofing, Siding & Insulation Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential contractors
  • Nonresidential contractors
  • Retailers
  • Other wholesalers
  • All other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Roofing, Siding & Insulation Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent, utilities and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Roofing, Siding & Insulation Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Roofing, Siding & Insulation Wholesaling 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, Siding & Insulation Wholesaling 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, Siding & Insulation Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Housing Starts (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The process of covering one material with another (e.g. covering the external walls of a house to increase protection from the elements).
  • Insulation
  • Material used to limit the transfer of heat through walls or pipes, thereby reducing energy costs and maintaining a uniform temperature throughout a building.
  • 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
  • Material on the exterior of a building to protect against exposure to the weather, to insulate and to improve appearance.
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