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NRCA's latest market survey measures the roofing industry's success and what's to come

by Sarah Perkins
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For many years, NRCA has conducted periodic market surveys to provide industry professionals with data to compare industry market statistics, trends and information. The 2012-13 NRCA Market Survey includes the latest information about overall sales volume trends, roofing experience and material usage, and regional breakdowns, along with sales of types of roof systems for low- and steep-slope new construction, reroofing, repair and maintenance work. This data can help predict what is to come in the industry and identify trends.

Background

To gather the data for the market survey, NRCA mailed survey questionnaires to about 2,900 NRCA member roofing contractors at the end of 2011 to obtain data for experiences in 2012 and members' predictions for 2013. NRCA received 170 responses for a 6 percent response rate; the market survey should not be considered a statistically valid analysis of the U.S. roofing industry as it only is a summary of feedback from contractors with respect to sales volumes trends and the types of roof systems installed, repaired and maintained.

Not all questions were completed in each questionnaire, and some figures also were rounded, resulting in not every category totaling 100 percent. The data were collected from 10 U.S. regions: New England; Mid-Atlantic; South Atlantic; East North Central; East South Central; West North Central; West South Central; Mountain; Pacific; and Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico (see "Regional...



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Posted by bfdroege on 3/18/2014, User rating 
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Here in Alaska the use if EPS goes back some 40 yrs. the plant is located in Anchorage and services the state. Working with the owners, architects, engineers and contractors over the years has positioned EPS as a solution to rigid insulation needs from Geofoam and Below grade applications, from foundations to highways, as well as wall application, EIFS, special shapes and principally roofing. EPS is used with all roofing membranes that are UL certified and there is no technical reason for the owners, architects to contracts not to utilize this cold tolerant insulation in any configuration. Offering the highest thermal resistance for the money spent, 100% thermal resistance warranty! and local support, it makes more economic sense to use it over other type of rigid foam insulation.
Posted by k.mansour111@outlook.com on 2/13/2014, User rating 
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If any one has any survey for the gulf region and middle east please sent it to my mail address K.mansour111@outlook.com K.mansour@ibs - mapei.ae Thanks

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