Over the past five years, the industry has been aided by low metal input costs. Steel and aluminum prices have remained depressed due to Chinese oversupply, allowing operators to offer competitive prices to buyers while remaining profitable. In the next five years, the industry is expected to continue growing, aided by rising commercial and residential construction and the shifting preference toward metal roofs. However, the cost of metal is expected to rise slowly, limiting the industry's ability to compete on the basis of price, alone. Nevertheless, metal's other advantages such as durability and fire resistance are anticipated to keep pushing the industry forward.
This industry fabricates sheet-metal roofing products, including aluminum, steel, copper and zinc roofing. However, the industry does not manufacture sheet metal roofing drainage. It also does not install or repair roofs, which are activities that are accounted for in the Roofing Contractors industry (IBISWorld Report 23816).
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.