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Residential Metal Market Share Jumps to 14% in North America

New Data from the Metal Roofing Alliance

As consumer demand for sustainable building products continues to grow, the Metal Roofing Alliance  reports another market share gain for metal in the residential retrofit market. New independent research conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics on behalf of the MRA shows the total market share of metal roofing gained another 3 points in 2016, growing from 11% market share in 2015 to 14% in 2016.  Between 2015 and 2016, the total demand for metal roofing increased from 17.7 million squares to 19.4 million squares.  Metal roofing is second only to asphalt shingle roofing in the remodeling market.  

In 1998, when the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) began educating homeowners with a national consumer awareness campaign, metal roofing market share was just 3.7% of the consumer re-roofing market.  “MRA members’ commitment to growing the industry through ongoing focus and effort has clearly made a big difference.  This latest surge brings us closer to hitting our goal of having metal comprise 20% of the residential roofing market by 2020,” states MRA President Dick Bus.   “We believe our success in growing the residential market can be attributed to our consistent effort to educate both homeowners and roofing contractors about the many benefits of residential metal roofing.”

Survey Data

Dodge Data & Analytics performed an analysis designed to estimate the size of the U.S. new construction and repair and remodeling markets for metal roofing.  The study reviewed a variety of metal roofing products, including: vertical ribbed panels, shingles, shakes, copper, tiles and slate panels.  The study examined metal roofing activity across nine U.S. Census regions.  Key findings include:

  • The metal roofing market share in the remodeling market has increased in six of the nine Census regions, with gains ranging between 2 to 9 points.  The Pacific, East South Central and Mid Atlantic regions show advances in metal roofing greater than 6 points.
  • The region with the largest market share is the East South Central region (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee) with 30% of homes being re-roofed with metal.
  • In the New England region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and New England) data reveals that metal roofing increased 3 points to 12% market share.
  • The East North Central region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin), data shows metal roofing increasing 4 points to 13% market share.
  • Asphalt had a 64% market share in 2015 and it is now just 59% in 2016.
  • Twenty-nine percent of homeowners reported that they selected metal roofing because it was attractive, while 20% reported metal roofing to be a good investment that added value to their homes.  Longevity (18%) and strength and protection (17%) were also attributes cited for choosing metal.
  • Standing seam metal roofing is most popular in the East South Central (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee) at 96%.  In the Pacific region (California, Oregon, Washington), and the Mountain region (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming), shingle shake tile is the most popular metal roof choice for homes.

“Membership commitment to the MRA has been instrumental to our success.  We invite more manufacturers to join us and enjoy the growth our efforts have produced.  To think that we have areas in the U.S. that now boast 30% metal re-roof market share is very exciting and tells us that what we’re doing is working,” states Renee Ramey, Executive Director of the MRA.

The Metal Roofing Alliance is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating consumers and roofing contractors to the many benefits of residential metal roofing.  For more information, please visit www.metalroofing.com.

Register Today: Metal Roofing Training 10/18 and 10/19 in Las Vegas

Planning to go to METALCON in Las Vegas this year?  As if the location alone wasn’t a good enough reason to go, here are two more – exclusive seminars for metal roofing contractors that can help build your business.

The Metal Roofing Alliance is hosting two training sessions on both October 18 and 19 led by metal roofing expert Frank Farmer:

Growing Your Residential Metal Roofing Company in the Age of Millennials :  Hiring, Training and Turning Millennials into Rock Stars

While most companies are struggling with low productivity of a millennial workforce, your company can excel.  Understanding what the millennial generation wants and needs is the key to your growth and profitability. This seminar will share how to turn your company into a magnet that attracts the brightest and most ambitious people while developing a profitable company culture that millennials crave.

Presented 10/18 from 9:30 a.m – 10:30 a.m. and 10/19 from 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Increasing your Residential Metal Roof Company’s Profitability

Learn how to create value and urgency without being the lowest bid.  Frank will share proven sales techniques specific to the metal roofing industry, including how to become your customer’s first choice and make the order on the first visit at the price you want.

Presented 10/18 from 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. and 10/19 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Click here to review the conference schedule and choose the session that works best for you.

 Click here to register for the show  

Enter Promo Code MRAPASS if needed.


Triangle Fastener Corporation Helps MRA with Trade Show Giveaways

The Metal Roofing Alliance would like to thank Joe Stager, Vice President of Product Development, Marketing and Sales at Triangle Fastener Corporation for the recent donation of three DeWalt 20V MAX Premium Cordless Drill/Drivers.  Over the past year, the MRA has held random drawings at three different trade shows- METALCON, IRE and Frame Builders.  Our goal has been to encourage metal roofing contractors to provide the MRA with their contact information.  After the show, we reach out to these contractors to provide information about our association and the many benefits of being a contractor member.

We congratulate the following contractors for winning the DeWalt drills:

IRE Show:  Patrick Morin from Roof Life of Oregon, Tigard, OR

Frame Builders Show:  Tim Boling from Lyon Metal Roofing, Piney Flats, TN

METALCON Show:  Jeff Kroh from Kroh Roofing, Clarion, PA

U.S. Remodeling Industry is Back & Metal Roofing Continues to Grow In Popularity

Data from a new report, Emerging Trends in the Remodeling Market released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, concludes that the remodeling market is almost fully recovered from the downturn the remodeling industry has faced in recent years.  In the aftermath of the Great Recession, the U.S. home improvement and repair industry has faired much better than the broader housing market.  By 2013, the remodeling industry was back near $300 billion and could easily post record-level spending in 2015.

Remodeling Report

With the economy strengthening and house prices recovering, spending on discretionary home improvements- kitchen and bath remodeling, room additions and outside attachments such as porches and decks- rose by almost $6 billion between 2011 and 2013.  Even more significantly, the share of spending on these discretionary projects increased for the first time since before the housing crash.  Several opportunities exist for further growth in the remodeling industry including aging in place retrofits, energy-efficient and other sustainable improvements.

MetalSales metal roof

Even more significantly, the share of spending on these discretionary projects increased for the first time since before the housing crash.  According to the report, several opportunities exist for further growth in the remodeling industry including aging in place retrofits, energy-efficient and other sustainable improvements, re-investment in rental stock and new demand for DIY projects from the burgeoning and diverse millennial generation.

Sustainable home improvement projects such as eco-friendly metal roofing are on the upswing, generating about 30 percent of revenue at full-service remodeling firms.  Around 20 percent of homeowners reporting improvement spending in 2012 or 2013 indicated that at least one of their projects was for energy efficiency purposes.

Contractors looking for an opportunity to grow their business should consider adding metal roofing systems to their portfolio of available services.  “The higher consumer demand for metal roofing systems has resulted in a need for more quality metal roofing contractors,” explains MRA Executive Director Bill Hippard.  “However, it’s critically important that new contractors be trained on how to handle, prepare and properly install metal roofing systems.  All MRA manufacturers offer training and certification programs to assist new installers.”

For more information about becoming an MRA member contractor, or to locate an MRA member manufacturer, visit the MRA website at: http://www.metalroofing.com/

Metal Roofing Cost vs. Value Improves in South Atlantic Region

The 2015 edition of the Cost vs. Value Report, which compares changes in job costs with Realtors’ perceptions of what those jobs bring to a home’s price at resale, has just been published by Hanley Wood’s Remodeling Magazine.

Cost vs. Value 2015   National   Remodeling

The survey compares the average cost for 36 popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale in 102 U.S. markets. The national cost vs. value score for Metal Roofing, which is the product ranked as “upscale roofing” in the survey, remained essentially flat in the 2015 report at 62.9%, just 0.1% less than 2014’s score of 63%.

However, in some key regions of the country, such as the South Atlantic, where metal roofing is strong, the cost vs. value ratio rose by as much as 7.6%.

For the full report, including historical data and trends, visit Remodeling Magazine.