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Increasing Commercial Construction Spending to Boost Commercial Roofing Products Demand

Roofing

Increasing commercial construction spending will promote demand gains. Many commercial structures – such as retail complexes, office buildings, and manufacturing plants – have large roof expanses that necessitate the installation of significant quantities of roofing materials.

Key Findings in the Commercial Roofing Study:

TPO & Metal Roofing Products Will See the Strongest Growth

Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) membranes and metal roofing – especially standing seam roofing – are projected to see the most rapid gains in commercial roofing demand going forward. TPO membranes will be increasingly specified by roofing contractors because of their low cost, ease of installation, and cool roofing applications. Metal roofing demand gains will be driven by rising interest in installing roofing materials that can better withstand severe weather activity. Metal roofing is highly resistant to uplifts caused by high winds and damage caused by hail storms and heavy rain.

Looming Installer Shortage to Spur Adoption of Self-Adhesive Products

The US commercial roofing industry faces a shortage of trained installers as older installers retire and fewer young people show an interest in joining the profession. To help combat this issue, commercial roofing manufacturers will increasingly offer products that can be quickly and easily installed by roofers with moderate skill levels. Such materials as plastic, bituminous, and rubber roofing membranes with peel-and-stick backings can facilitate the installation of roofing, while the use of prefabricated metal building components – including pre-attached roof panels – can greatly reduce the time and complexity of many construction projects.

Roofing Materials that Meet Cool Roofing Criteria Will Also See Solid Gains

Improving the energy efficiency of a building is an important design consideration for many construction professionals, and the selection of the right roofing material can play a key role in reducing a structure’s energy consumption. In the southern half of the US, lengthy summer seasons and prolonged exposure to sunlight cause building temperatures to rise and force energy-intensive air conditioning systems to work hard to keep buildings cool. However, by installing cool roofing products – such as white and light-colored membranes and metal roofing – that deflect solar radiation and minimize heat transfer, construction professionals can make structures more energy efficient, reducing energy use and lowering utility bills.

Study Coverage

This study presents historical sales data (2007, 2012, and 2017) and forecasts for 2022 and 2027 by product (bituminous, plastic, metal, rubber, and other products), by market (new construction and reroofing), by building type (office, retail, and lodging; institutional; industrial; and transportation and other) and by US Census subregion. Demand is presented in area (squares) and dollar value terms. The study also evaluates factors spurring commercial roofing demand, examines roofing product distribution channels, and looks at leading commercial roofing product suppliers.

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  1. Commercial Roofing

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | Key Trends in the US Commercial Roofing Market

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the US Commercial Roofing Market

      2. 2.2 Historical Commercial Roofing Trends

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        1. Figure 2-2 | Historical Commercial Roofing Demand by Market, 2007 – 2017

      3. 2.3 Key Factors Affecting Demand

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        1. 2.3.1 Aging Commercial Roofing Stock

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        2. 2.3.2 Storm Activity

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          1. Figure 2-3 | Storm-Related Reroofing as a Share of Weather-Related Commercial Reroofing Demand, 2007 – 2017

        3. 2.3.3 Roof Slope: Low-Slope Versus Steep-Slope

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          1. Table | Commercial Roofing Demand by Roof Slope, 2007 – 2027

        4. 2.3.4 Manufacturers' Level Product Pricing Trends

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          1. Table | Commercial Roofing Pricing Trends, 2007 – 2027

        5. 2.3.5 Installation Considerations

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          1. Table | Selected Commercial Roofing Installation Costs, 2007 – 2027

        6. 2.3.6 Product Lifespan & Use of Roof Maintenance Programs

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          1. Figure 2-4 | Average Product Lifespans of Selected Commercial Roofing Materials

        7. 2.3.7 Changing Building Codes

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        8. 2.3.8 Insurer Requirements

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        9. 2.3.9 Energy Efficiency Standards

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      4. 2.4 Commercial Roofing Demand by Area

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        1. Table | Commercial Roofing Demand by Product, 2007 – 2027

      5. 2.5 Commercial Roofing Demand by Value

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        1. Table | Commercial Roofing Demand by Product, 2007 – 2027

      6. 2.6 Supply & Demand

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        1. 2.6.1 Trade

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          1. Table | Commercial Roofing Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2027

        2. 2.6.2 Effects of Tariffs on Trade

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    3. 3 BITUMINOUS ROOFING

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | Key Findings in the US Commercial Bituminous Roofing Market

      2. 3.2 Product Description

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      3. 3.3 Roof Area Covered by Product

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        1. 3.3.1 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Bituminous Roofing Demand by System Type, 2007 – 2027

        2. 3.3.2 Two-Ply Systems

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          1. Figure 3-2 | Advantages & Disadvantages of Two-Ply Bituminous Systems

        3. 3.3.3 Single-Ply Systems

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        4. 3.3.4 Built-Up Roofing (BUR)

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          1. Figure 3-3 | Advantages & Disadvantages of BURs

      4. 3.4 Demand by Product

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        1. 3.4.1 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Bituminous Roofing Membranes Demand by Product Type, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 3-4 | Bituminous Roofing Membrane Product Characteristics: Polymer-Modified Membranes & Standard Roofing Felts

        2. 3.4.2 Polymer-Modified Membranes

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          1. Table | Polymer-Modified Bituminous Membrane Demand by Type, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 3-5 | Polymer-Modified Bituminous Membranes: Product Characteristics: SBS & APP

        3. 3.4.3 Standard Roofing Felts

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          1. Table | Standard Roofing Felts Demand, 2007 – 2027

      5. 3.5 Demand by Backing Material (Fiberglass Versus Organic)

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        1. Table | Bituminous Roofing Membrane Demand by Backing Material, 2007 – 2027

      6. 3.6 Demand by Surface (Granule Versus Smooth)

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        1. Table | Bituminous Roofing Demand by Surface Type, 2007 – 2027

      7. 3.7 Demand by Market & Building Type

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        1. Table | Bituminous Roofing Demand by Market & Building Type, 2007 – 2027

        2. Figure 3-6 | Bituminous Roofing Demand by Building Type, 2007 – 2027

      8. 3.8 Demand by Region & Subregion

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        1. Table | Bituminous Roofing Demand by Region & Subregion, 2007 – 2027

        2. Figure 3-7 | Bituminous Roofing Demand by Region, 2007 – 2027

      9. 3.9 Market Share

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        1. Figure 3-8 | US Commercial Bituminous Roofing Market Share by Company, 2017

    4. 4 PLASTIC ROOFING

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | Key Findings in the US Commercial Plastic Roofing Market

      2. 4.2 Product Description & Scope

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      3. 4.3 Demand by Product

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        1. 4.3.1 Overview

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          1. Table | Plastic Roofing Demand by Product Type, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 4-2 | Plastic Roofing: Advantages & Disadvantages

        2. 4.3.2 TPO

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          1. Table | TPO Roofing Demand, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 4-3 | TPO Roofing: Advantages & Disadvantages

        3. 4.3.3 PVC

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          1. Table | PVC Roofing Demand, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 4-4 | PVC Roofing: Advantages & Disadvantages

        4. 4.3.4 Other (Spray Polyurethane Foam & Specialized Membranes)

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          1. Table | SPF & Other Plastic Roofing Demand, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 4-5 | Selected Other Plastic Roofing Materials: Product Characteristics

      4. 4.4 Demand by Market & Building Type

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        1. Table | Plastic Roofing Demand by Market & Building Type, 2007 – 2027

        2. Figure 4-6 | Plastic Roofing Demand by Building Type, 2007 – 2027

      5. 4.5 Demand by Region & Subregion

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        1. Table | Plastic Roofing Demand by Region & Subregion, 2007 – 2027

        2. Figure 4-7 | Plastic Roofing Demand by Region, 2007 – 2027

      6. 4.6 Market Share

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        1. Figure 4-8 | US Commercial Plastic Roofing Market Share by Company, 2017

    5. 5 RUBBER ROOFING

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Key Findings in the US Commercial Rubber Roofing Market

      2. 5.2 Product Description & Scope

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      3. 5.3 Demand by Product

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        1. 5.3.1 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Rubber Roofing Demand by Product Type, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 5-2 | Rubber Roofing: Advantages & Disadvantages

        2. 5.3.2 EPDM

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          1. Table | EPDM Roofing Demand, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 5-3 | EPDM Roofing: Advantages & Disadvantages

        3. 5.3.3 Other (CSPE, Neoprene, Butyl)

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          1. Table | Other Rubber Roofing Materials Demand, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 5-4 | Other Rubber Roofing Materials: Product Characteristics

      4. 5.4 Demand by Market & Building Type

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        1. Table | Rubber Roofing Demand by Market & Building Type, 2007 – 2027

        2. Figure 5-5 | Rubber Roofing Demand by Building Type, 2007 – 2027

      5. 5.5 Demand by Region & Subregion

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        1. Table | Rubber Roofing Demand by Region & Subregion, 2007 – 2027

        2. Figure 5-6 | Rubber Roofing Demand by Region, 2007 – 2027

      6. 5.6 Market Share

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        1. Figure 5-7 | US Commercial Rubber Roofing Market Share by Company, 2017

    6. 6 METAL ROOFING

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 6-1 | Key Findings in the US Commercial Metal Roofing Market

      2. 6.2 Product Description & Scope

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        1. Table | Low- & Steep-Slope Metal Roofing: Product Differences

      3. 6.3 Demand by Product

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        1. 6.3.1 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Commercial Metal Roofing Demand by Product Type & Roof Slope, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 6-2 | Metal Roofing: Advantages & Disadvantages

        2. 6.3.2 Standing Seam

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          1. Table | Standing Seam Metal Roofing Demand, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 6-3 | Standing Seam Metal Roofing: Advantages & Disadvantages

        3. 6.3.3 Other Metal Roofing (Metal Panels & Metal Shingles, Shakes, & Tiles)

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          1. Table | Other Metal Roofing Products Demand, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 6-4 | Other Metal Roofing: Product Characteristics

      4. 6.4 Demand by Market & Building Type

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        1. Table | Metal Roofing Demand by Market & Building Type, 2007 – 2027

        2. Figure 6-5 | Metal Roofing Demand by Building Type, 2007 – 2027

      5. 6.5 Demand by Region & Subregion

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        1. Table | Metal Roofing Demand by Region & Subregion, 2007 – 2027

        2. Figure 6-6 | Metal Roofing Demand by Region, 2007 – 2027

      6. 6.6 Market Share

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        1. Figure 6-7 | US Commercial Metal Roofing Market Share by Company, 2017

    7. 7 OTHER ROOFING

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      1. 7.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 7-1 | Key Trends in the US Market for Other Commercial Roofing

      2. 7.2 Definition & Scope

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      3. 7.3 Demand by Product

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        1. Table | Other Commercial Roofing Demand, 2007 – 2027

      4. 7.4 Demand by Market & Building Type

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        1. Table | Other Commercial Roofing Demand by Market & Building Type, 2007 – 2027

        2. Figure 7-2 | Other Commercial Roofing Products Demand by Building Type, 2007 – 2027

      5. 7.5 Demand by Region & Subregion

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        1. Table | Other Commercial Roofing Demand by Region & Subregion, 2007 – 2027

        2. Figure 7-3 | Other Commercial Roofing Demand by Region, 2007 – 2027

    8. 8 MARKETS

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      1. 8.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 8-1 | Key Trends in US Commercial Roofing Markets

      2. 8.2 Demand Outlook by Market

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        1. Table | Commercial Roofing Demand by Market, 2007 – 2027

      3. 8.3 New Construction

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        1. 8.3.1 New Construction Overview

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          1. Figure 8-2 | New Commercial Roofing Demand, 2007 – 2022

        2. 8.3.2 Demand by Product

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          1. Table | New Commercial Roofing Demand by Product, 2007 – 2027

        3. 8.3.3 Demand by Region & Subregion

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          1. Table | New Commercial Roofing Demand by Region & Subregion, 2007 – 2027

      4. 8.4 Reroofing

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        1. 8.4.1 Demand Overview

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          1. Figure 8-3 | Age-Related Commercial Reroofing Demand, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 8-4 | Weather-Related Reroofing as a Share of Commercial Reroofing Demand

        2. 8.4.2 Demand by Product

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          1. Table | Commercial Reroofing Demand by Product, 2007 – 2027

        3. 8.4.3 Demand by Region & Subregion

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          1. Table | Commercial Reroofing Demand by Region & Subregion, 2007 – 2027

      5. 8.5 Demand by Building Type

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        1. 8.5.1 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Commercial Roofing Demand by Building Type, 2007 – 2027

        2. 8.5.2 Office, Retail, & Lodging

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          1. Table | Office, Retail, & Lodging Roofing Demand by Market & Product, 2007 – 2027

        3. 8.5.3 Institutional

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          1. Table | Institutional Roofing Demand by Market & Product, 2007 – 2027

        4. 8.5.4 Industrial

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          1. Table | Industrial Roofing Demand by Market & Product, 2007 – 2027

        5. 8.5.5 Transportation & Other

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          1. Table | Transportation & Other Commercial Roofing Demand by Market & Product, 2007 – 2027

    9. 9 REGIONS & SUBREGIONS

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      1. 9.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 9-1 | Key Trends in Regional US Commercial Roofing Markets

      2. 9.2 Regional Commercial Roofing Overview

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        1. Table | Commercial Roofing Demand by Region & Subregion, 2007 – 2027

      3. 9.3 Northeast

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        1. 9.3.1 Commercial Roofing Outlook

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          1. Table | Northeast Commercial Roofing Demand, 2007 – 2027

        2. 9.3.2 New England

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          1. Table | New England Commercial Roofing Demand by Market & Product, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 9-2 | New England Commercial Roofing Market

        3. 9.3.3 Middle Atlantic

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          1. Table | Middle Atlantic Commercial Roofing Demand by Market & Product, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 9-3 | Middle Atlantic Commercial Roofing Market

      4. 9.4 Midwest

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        1. 9.4.1 Commercial Roofing Outlook

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          1. Table | Midwest Commercial Roofing Demand, 2007 – 2027

        2. 9.4.2 East North Central

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          1. Table | East North Central Commercial Roofing Demand by Market & Product, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 9-4 | East North Central Commercial Roofing Market

        3. 9.4.3 West North Central

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          1. Table | West North Central Commercial Roofing Demand by Market & Product, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 9-5 | West North Central Commercial Roofing Market

      5. 9.5 South

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        1. 9.5.1 Commercial Roofing Outlook

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          1. Table | South Commercial Roofing Demand, 2007 – 2027

        2. 9.5.2 South Atlantic

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          1. Table | South Atlantic Commercial Roofing Demand by Market & Product, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 9-6 | South Atlantic Commercial Roofing Market

        3. 9.5.3 East South Central

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          1. Table | East South Central Roofing Demand by Market & Product, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 9-7 | East South Central Commercial Roofing Market

        4. 9.5.4 West South Central

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          1. Table | West South Central Roofing Demand by Market & Product, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 9-8 | West South Central Commercial Roofing Market

      6. 9.6 West

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        1. 9.6.1 Commercial Roofing Outlook

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          1. Table | West Commercial Roofing Demand, 2007 – 2027

        2. 9.6.2 Mountain

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          1. Table | Mountain Commercial Roofing Demand by Market & Product, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 9-9 | Mountain Commercial Roofing Market

        3. 9.6.3 Pacific

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          1. Table | Pacific Commercial Roofing Demand by Market & Product, 2007 – 2027

          2. Figure 9-10 | Pacific Commercial Roofing Market

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 10.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | Commercial Roofing US Sales by Company, 2017

      2. 10.2 Market Share

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        1. Figure 10-1 | US Commercial Roofing Market Share, 2017

        2. Figure 10-2 | Commercial Roofing Market: Overall Leading Supplier

        3. Figure 10-3 | Commercial Roofing Market: Second Leading Supplier

        4. Figure 10-4 | Commercial Roofing Market: Third Largest Supplier

        5. Figure 10-5 | Commercial Roofing Market: Fourth Leading Supplier

      3. 10.3 Distribution Channels

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      4. 10.4 Key Competitive Strategies

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        1. 10.4.1 Overview

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        2. 10.4.2 Vertical & Horizontal Integration

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        3. 10.4.3 New Product Development

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        4. 10.4.4 Preferred Contractor Programs

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        5. 10.4.5 Mergers & Acquisitions

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          1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

        6. 10.4.6 Cooperative Agreements

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          1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      5. 10.5 Marketing

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      6. 10.6 List of Industry Participants

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    11. 11 APPENDIX

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      1. 11.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Study Scope: US Geographic Regions & Subregions

        2. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        3. Table | Relevant HS Codes

      2. 11.2 Definitions

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      3. 11.3 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 11.4 Freedonia Methodology

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      5. 11.5 Study-Specific Methodology

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      6. 11.6 Sources

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      7. 11.7 Associations & Agencies

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      8. 11.8 Related Freedonia Group Studies

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      9. 11.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 11.9.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 11-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 – 2017, Compared to 1980 – 2005 Average

        2. 11.9.2 Demographic Trends

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 11-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2002 – 2017

        3. 11.9.3 Consumer Spending

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          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2007 – 2022

        4. 11.9.4 Consumer Financing

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          1. Table | Consumer Financing Environment, 2007 – 2017

        5. 11.9.5 Commercial Building Construction

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          1. Table | Commercial Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 – 2022

        6. 11.9.6 Commercial Building Stock

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          1. Table | Commercial Building Stock by Type, 2007 – 2022

        7. 11.9.7 Commercial Building Improvements & Repairs

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          1. Table | Commercial Building Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2007 – 2022

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