Every year, NRCA conducts a market survey to compile and examine
important data from roofing contractors throughout the United
States. The market survey allows contractors to compare their
material usage with those in other regions, which can affect future
business decisions. Whether contractors want to evaluate their
businesses and current services or consider large capital
investments, the survey allows them to see what similar businesses
are doing. By analyzing the survey, contractors will be able to
notice trends in the industry. For example, the survey can show
which roof systems are being installed more frequently.
NRCA's market survey also provides manufacturers and
distributors with data to analyze, such as roofing material,
equipment and vehicle expenditures. These figures can be compared
with those of previous years and future projections.
Although The National Roofing Contractors Association 2001-2002
Annual Market Survey shows a $3.66 billion decline (10.8 percent)
in overall sales from 2000 to 2001, roofing contractors still seem
to think 2001 was a pretty good year.
And the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and overall economic changes
in the latter part of 2001 didn't decrease roofing contractors'
optimism—they have hopes for a stable roofing industry and
project an estimated growth of...
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