Low-Slope Roofing

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This study analyzes US demand for low-slope roofing products by product, market, and geographic region. Historical data for 2008, 2013, and 2018, and forecasts for 2023 and 2028 are provided in both area terms (squares) and value terms (US dollars) at the manufacturers’ level.

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Low-slope roofing demand is segmented by the following product types:

  • bituminous – including polymer-modified bitumen membranes and standard roofing felt
  • plastic – comprising thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), spray polyurethane foam (SPF), and other membranes and plastic panels
  • rubber – comprising ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) and other rubber formulations
  • metal – including standing seam roofing and corrugated and smooth panels
  • other products – including liquid-applied roof coatings, tensioned fabric, and vegetative (green) roofing
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Excluded from the scope of the study are such related products as roofing underlays, flashings, and coatings used as repair and restorative compounds and used as primary roofing material.

Demand for low-slope roofing is also analyzed by market segment, including:

  • new commercial construction
  • commercial reroofing
  • new residential construction
  • residential reroofing

The commercial and residential low-slope roofing markets were further segmented by building or housing type.

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Purchase Low-Slope Roofing by the Section

  1. Low-Slope Roofing

    $4,900.00

    1. 1 Executive Summary

      $158.00

      1. Figure 1-1 | US Low-Slope Roofing Market Outlook

    2. 2 Overview

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the Low-Slope Roofing Market

      2. 2.2 Study Scope & Product Description

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        1. Table | Low-Slope Roofing: Key Advantages & Disadvantages

      3. 2.3 Demand Outlook & Key Trends (Area & Value)

        $345.00

        1. 2.3.1 Products

          $131.00

          1. Table | Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product, 2008 - 2028

          2. Figure 2-2 | Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product Type, 2008 - 2028

        2. 2.3.2 Markets

          $109.00

          1. Table | Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Market, 2008 - 2028

          2. Figure 2-3 | Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Market, 2008 - 2028

        3. 2.3.3 Regions

          $103.00

          1. Table | Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Region, 2008 - 2028

          2. Figure 2-4 | Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Region, 2008 - 2028

      4. 2.4 Pricing Trends

        $149.00

        1. Table | Low-Slope Roofing Average Prices, 2008 - 2028

        2. Figure 2-5 | Low-Slope Roofing Pricing by Product

    3. 3 Industry Developments

      $608.00

      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | Low-Slope Roofing Industry Developments

      2. 3.2 Challenges Facing the Low-Slope Roofing Industry

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        1. 3.2.1 Shortage of Trained Installers

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        2. 3.2.2 Recent Storm-Related Reroofing Activity

          $82.00

          1. Figure 3-2 | Significant Weather Events, 2013 - 2018

      3. 3.3 Growth Opportunities

        $344.00

        1. 3.3.1 Self-Adhesive Membranes as Labor-Saving Products

          $95.00

        2. 3.3.2 Sustainable "Green" Materials: Cool Roofing Materials

          $98.00

        3. 3.3.3 Sustainable "Green" Materials: Recycled Content

          $85.00

        4. 3.3.4 Maintenance Programs

          $82.00

      4. 3.4 New Technologies

        $105.00

        1. Figure 3-3 | Low-Slope Roofing Industry Technologies

    4. 4 Bituminous

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | Key Findings in the Bituminous Low-Slope Roofing Market

      2. 4.2 Scope & Definition

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      3. 4.3 System Types: Key Advantages & Disadvantages

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        1. 4.3.1 Usage Trends

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          1. Table | Bituminous Roofing: Key Advantages & Disadvantages

        2. 4.3.2 Modified Bitumen

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          1. Table | Modified Bituminous Roofing Systems: Advantages & Disadvantages

        3. 4.3.3 Built-Up Roofing (BUR)

          $94.00

          1. Table | BUR Bituminous Roofing Systems: Advantages & Disadvantages

      4. 4.4 Demand Forecast (Area Covered & Material Use)

        $159.00

        1. Table | Bituminous Roofing Demand: Area Covered & Total Squares Consumed, 2008 - 2028

        2. Figure 4-2 | Bituminous Roofing System Demand, 2000 - 2028

      5. 4.5 Markets & Applications

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        1. Table | Bituminous Roofing System Demand by Market & Application, 2008 - 2028

      6. 4.6 Products

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        1. 4.6.1 Demand by Product Type

          $82.00

          1. Table | Bituminous Roofing Consumption by Product, 2008 - 2028

          2. Figure 4-3 | Bituminous Roofing Products

        2. 4.6.2 Modified Bitumen Membranes (SBS- & APP-Modified)

          $208.00

          1. Table | Modified Bituminous Membranes: Product Characteristics for SBS & APP

          2. Table | Modified Bituminous Membranes: System Demand & Product Consumption by Type, 2008 - 2028

        3. 4.6.3 Standard Roofing Felts

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          1. Table | Standard Roofing Felts Product Consumption by Backing Material, 2008 - 2028

      7. 4.7 Surface Types (Smooth & Granule)

        $132.00

        1. Table | Bituminous Roofing Product Consumption by Surface Type, 2008 - 2028

      8. 4.8 Regions & Subregions

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        1. Table | Bituminous Roofing System Demand by Region & Subregion, 2008 - 2028

        2. Figure 4-4 | Bituminous Share of Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Region, 2018

      9. 4.9 Suppliers

        $90.00

    5. 5 Plastic

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Key Findings in the Plastic Low-Slope Roofing Market

      2. 5.2 Scope & Definition

        $82.00

      3. 5.3 Key Advantages & Disadvantages

        $129.00

        1. Table | Plastic Roofing: Key Advantages & Disadvantages

      4. 5.4 Demand Forecast

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        1. Table | Plastic Low-Slope Roofing Demand, 2008 - 2028

        2. Figure 5-2 | Plastic Low-Slope Roofing Demand, 2000 - 2028

      5. 5.5 Markets & Applications

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        1. Table | Plastic Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Market & Application, 2008 - 2028

      6. 5.6 Products

        $342.00

        1. 5.6.1 Demand by Product Type

          $82.00

          1. Table | Plastic Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product, 2008 - 2028

          2. Figure 5-3 | Plastic Roofing Products

        2. 5.6.2 TPO

          $87.00

          1. Table | TPO Roofing: Advantages & Disadvantages

          2. Table | TPO Roofing Demand, 2008 - 2028

        3. 5.6.3 PVC

          $88.00

          1. Table | PVC Roofing: Advantages & Disadvantages

          2. Table | PVC Roofing Demand, 2008 - 2028

        4. 5.6.4 Other Plastic

          $84.00

          1. Table | Other Plastic Roofing: Characteristics by Product

          2. Table | Other Plastic Roofing Demand, 2008 - 2028

      7. 5.7 Regions & Subregions

        $115.00

        1. Table | Plastic Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Region & Subregion, 2008 - 2028

        2. Figure 5-4 | Plastic Share of Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Region, 2018

      8. 5.8 Suppliers

        $82.00

    6. 6 Rubber

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 6-1 | Key Findings in the Rubber Low-Slope Roofing Market

      2. 6.2 Scope & Definition

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      3. 6.3 Key Advantages & Disadvantages

        $168.00

        1. Table | Rubber Roofing: Key Advantages & Disadvantages

      4. 6.4 Demand Forecast

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        1. Table | Rubber Roofing Demand, 2008 - 2028

        2. Figure 6-2 | Rubber Low-Slope Roofing Demand, 2000 - 2028

      5. 6.5 Markets & Applications

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        1. Table | Rubber Roofing Demand by Market & Application, 2008 - 2028

      6. 6.6 Products

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        1. 6.6.1 Demand by Product Type

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          1. Table | Rubber Roofing Demand by Product, 2008 - 2028

          2. Figure 6-3 | Rubber Roofing Products

        2. 6.6.2 EPDM

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          1. Table | EPDM Roofing: Advantages & Disadvantages

          2. Table | EPDM Roofing Demand, 2008 - 2028

        3. 6.6.3 Other Rubber (CSPE, Neoprene, Butyl)

          $139.00

          1. Table | Other Rubber Roofing: Characteristics by Product

          2. Table | Other Rubber Roofing Demand, 2008 - 2028

      7. 6.7 Regions & Subregions

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        1. Table | Rubber Roofing Demand by Region & Subregion, 2008 - 2028

        2. Figure 6-4 | Rubber Share of Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Region, 2018

      8. 6.8 Suppliers

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    7. 7 Metal & Other Products

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      1. 7.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 7-1 | Key Findings in the Metal & Other Low-Slope Roofing Market

      2. 7.2 Scope & Definition

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      3. 7.3 Demand Forecast

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        1. Table | Metal & Other Low-Slope Roofing Demand, 2008 - 2028

        2. Figure 7-2 | Metal & Other Low-Slope Roofing Demand, 2000 - 2028

      4. 7.4 Markets & Applications

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        1. Table | Metal & Other Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Market & Application, 2008 - 2028

      5. 7.5 Products

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        1. 7.5.1 Demand by Product

          $82.00

          1. Table | Metal & Other Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product, 2008 - 2028

          2. Figure 7-3 | Metal & Other Low-Slope Roofing Products

        2. 7.5.2 Metal

          $142.00

          1. Table | Metal Roofing: Advantages & Disadvantages

          2. Table | Metal Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product, 2008 - 2028

        3. 7.5.3 Other Roofing (Liquid-Applied Roofing Coatings, Tensioned Fabric, Vegetative)

          $145.00

          1. Table | Other Low-Slope Roofing: Characteristics by Product

          2. Table | Other Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product, 2008 - 2028

      6. 7.6 Regions & Subregions

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        1. Table | Metal & Other Roofing Demand by Region & Subregion, 2008 - 2028

        2. Figure 7-4 | Metal & Other Product Share of Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Region, 2018

      7. 7.7 Suppliers

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    8. 8 Commercial Market

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      1. 8.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 8-1 | Key Trends in the Commercial Low-Slope Roofing Market

      2. 8.2 Commercial Market Demand Forecast

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        1. Table | Commercial Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Application & Product, 2008 - 2028

        2. Figure 8-2 | Commercial Low-Slope Roofing Demand, 2000 - 2028

      3. 8.3 New Commercial Construction

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        1. Table | New Commercial Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product, 2008 - 2028

      4. 8.4 Commercial Reroofing

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        1. Table | Commercial Low-Slope Reroofing Demand by Product, 2008 - 2028

      5. 8.5 Building Types

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        1. 8.5.1 Demand by Building Type

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          1. Table | Commercial Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Building Type, 2008 - 2028

        2. 8.5.2 Office, Retail, & Lodging

          $82.00

          1. Table | Office, Retail, & Lodging: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Application & Product, 2008 - 2028

        3. 8.5.3 Institutional

          $82.00

          1. Table | Institutional: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Application & Product, 2008 - 2028

        4. 8.5.4 Industrial

          $82.00

          1. Table | Industrial: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Application & Product, 2008 - 2028

        5. 8.5.5 Transportation & Other Buildings

          $82.00

          1. Table | Transportation & Other Buildings: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Application & Product, 2008 - 2028

    9. 9 Residential Market

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      1. 9.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 9-1 | Key Trends in the Residential Low-Slope Roofing Market

      2. 9.2 Residential Market Demand Forecast

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        1. Table | Residential Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Application & Product, 2008 - 2028

        2. Figure 9-2 | Residential Low-Slope Roofing Demand, 2000 - 2028

      3. 9.3 New Residential Construction

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        1. Table | New Residential Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product, 2008 - 2028

      4. 9.4 Residential Reroofing

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        1. Table | Residential Low-Slope Reroofing Demand by Product, 2008 - 2028

      5. 9.5 Housing Types

        $82.00

        1. Table | Residential Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Housing Type, 2008 - 2028

    10. 10 Northeast

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      1. 10.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 10-1 | Northeast: Low-Slope Roofing Market

      2. 10.2 Demand by Subregion & Market

        $189.00

        1. Table | Northeast: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Subregion & Market, 2008 - 2028

        2. Figure 10-2 | Northeast: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Subregion, 2000 - 2028

      3. 10.3 Demand by Product

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        1. Table | Northeast: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product, 2008 - 2028

      4. 10.4 New England

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        1. 10.4.1 New England: Markets & Applications

          $82.00

          1. Table | New England: Roofing Characteristics by Market & Application

          2. Table | New England: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Market & Application, 2008 - 2028

        2. 10.4.2 New England: Products

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          1. Table | New England: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product & Market, 2008 - 2028

      5. 10.5 Middle Atlantic

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        1. 10.5.1 Middle Atlantic: Markets & Applications

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          1. Table | Middle Atlantic: Roofing Characteristics by Market & Application

          2. Table | Middle Atlantic: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Market & Application, 2008 - 2028

        2. 10.5.2 Middle Atlantic: Products

          $82.00

          1. Table | Middle Atlantic: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product & Market, 2008 - 2028

    11. 11 Midwest

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      1. 11.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 11-1 | Midwest: Low-Slope Roofing Market

      2. 11.2 Demand by Subregion & Market

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        1. Table | Midwest: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Subregion & Market, 2008 - 2028

        2. Figure 11-2 | Midwest: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Subregion, 2000 - 2028

      3. 11.3 Demand by Product

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        1. Table | Midwest: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product, 2008 - 2028

      4. 11.4 East North Central

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        1. 11.4.1 East North Central: Markets

          $83.00

          1. Table | East North Central: Roofing Characteristics by Market & Application

          2. Table | East North Central: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Market & Application, 2008 - 2028

        2. 11.4.2 East North Central: Products

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          1. Table | East North Central: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product & Market, 2008 – 2028

      5. 11.5 West North Central

        $158.00

        1. 11.5.1 West North Central: Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | West North Central: Roofing Characteristics by Market & Application

          2. Table | West North Central: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Market & Application, 2008 - 2028

        2. 11.5.2 West North Central: Products

          $82.00

          1. Table | West North Central: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product & Market, 2008 - 2028

    12. 12 South

      $817.00

      1. 12.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 12-1 | South: Low-Slope Roofing Market

      2. 12.2 Demand by Subregion & Market

        $198.00

        1. Table | South: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Subregion & Market, 2008 - 2028

        2. Figure 12-2 | South: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Subregion, 2000 - 2028

      3. 12.3 Demand by Product

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        1. Table | South: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product, 2008 - 2028

      4. 12.4 South Atlantic

        $158.00

        1. 12.4.1 South Atlantic: Markets

          $83.00

          1. Table | South Atlantic: Roofing Characteristics by Market & Application

          2. Table | South Atlantic: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Market & Application, 2008 - 2028

        2. 12.4.2 South Atlantic: Products

          $82.00

          1. Table | South Atlantic: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product & Market, 2008 - 2028

      5. 12.5 East South Central

        $161.00

        1. 12.5.1 East South Central: Markets

          $84.00

          1. Table | East South Central: Roofing Characteristics by Market & Application

          2. Table | East South Central: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Market & Application, 2008 - 2028

        2. 12.5.2 East South Central: Products

          $82.00

          1. Table | East South Central: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product & Market, 2008 – 2028

      6. 12.6 West South Central

        $179.00

        1. 12.6.1 West South Central: Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | West South Central: Roofing Characteristics by Market & Application

          2. Table | West South Central: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Market & Application, 2008 - 2028

        2. 12.6.2 West South Central: Products

          $96.00

          1. Table | West South Central: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product & Market, 2008 - 2028

    13. 13 West

      $582.00

      1. 13.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 13-1 | West: Low-Slope Roofing Market

      2. 13.2 Demand by Subregion & Market

        $139.00

        1. Table | West: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Subregion & Market, 2008 - 2028

        2. Figure 13-2 | West: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Subregion, 2000 - 2028

      3. 13.3 Demand by Product

        $84.00

        1. Table | West: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product, 2008 - 2028

      4. 13.4 Mountain

        $155.00

        1. 13.4.1 Mountain: Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | Mountain: Roofing Characteristics by Market & Application

          2. Table | Mountain: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Market & Application, 2008 - 2028

        2. 13.4.2 Mountain: Products

          $82.00

          1. Table | Mountain: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product & Market, 2008 - 2028

      5. 13.5 Pacific

        $169.00

        1. 13.5.1 Pacific: Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | Pacific: Roofing Characteristics by Market & Application

          2. Table | Pacific: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Market & Application, 2008 - 2028

        2. 13.5.2 Pacific: Products

          $87.00

          1. Table | Pacific: Low-Slope Roofing Demand by Product & Market, 2008 - 2028

    14. 14 Industry Structure

      $1,390.00

      1. 14.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

        $122.00

        1. Table | Low-Slope Roofing Sales by Company, 2018

      2. 14.2 Market Share

        $409.00

        1. Figure 14-1 | Low-Slope Roofing Market Share by Company, 2018

        2. Figure 14-2 | Low-Slope Roofing: Leading Supplier

        3. Figure 14-3 | Low-Slope Roofing: Second Leading Supplier

        4. Figure 14-4 | Low-Slope Roofing: Third Leading Supplier

        5. Figure 14-5 | Low-Slope Roofing: Fourth Leading Supplier

        6. Figure 14-6 | Low-Slope Roofing: Fifth Leading Supplier

        7. Table | Selected Other Low-Slope Roofing Suppliers by Key Product Line

      3. 14.3 Marketing

        $121.00

      4. 14.4 Distribution

        $93.00

      5. 14.5 Key Competitive Strategies

        $492.00

        1. 14.5.1 Vertical & Horizontal Integration

          $112.00

        2. 14.5.2 Mergers & Acquisitions

          $148.00

          1. Table | Selected Mergers & Acquisitions

        3. 14.5.3 Cooperative Agreements

          $92.00

          1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

        4. 14.5.4 New Product Development

          $82.00

          1. Table | Low-Slope Roofing: New Product Developments

        5. 14.5.5 Preferred Contractor Programs

          $82.00

      6. 14.6 List of Industry Participants

        $153.00

        1. Table | Selected Industry Participants

    15. 15 Appendix

      $2,806.00

      1. 15.1 Scope

        $256.00

        1. Table | Low-Slope Roofing Markets: Building & Housing Types

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

        3. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        4. Table | Relevant HS Codes for the US Roofing Industry

      2. 15.2 Definitions

        $216.00

      3. 15.3 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 15.4 Freedonia Methodology

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      5. 15.5 Study-Specific Methodology

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      6. 15.6 Sources

        $82.00

      7. 15.7 Associations & Agencies

        $82.00

      8. 15.8 Related Studies & Reports

        $82.00

      9. 15.9 New Content in this Study

        $82.00

        1. Table | New Data & Content Available in this Study

      10. 15.10 Macroeconomic Assumptions

        $820.00

        1. 15.10.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 15-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2018, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 15.10.2 Demographic Trends

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 15-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2003 – 2018

        3. 15.10.3 Commercial Building Construction

          $131.00

          1. Table | Commercial Building Construction Expenditures, 2008 – 2028

        4. 15.10.4 Commercial Building Improvements & Repairs

          $82.00

          1. Table | Commercial Building Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2008 – 2028

        5. 15.10.5 Residential Building Construction

          $89.00

          1. Table | Residential Building Construction Expenditures, 2008 – 2028

        6. 15.10.6 Residential Improvements & Repairs

          $231.00

          1. Table | Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2008 – 2028

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