31 Insane Roofing Statistics You Will Hear About in 2023

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Roofer’s Guild has worked with thousands of roofers over the past 5 years. Below, we outline 31 intriguing roofing statistics based on our own internal data along with external research from verified, credible sources. You might be surprised at some of the things that go on in the roofing industry!


Top Roofing Statistics (Quick Chart)

  • There are 79,139 roofing companies in the U.S
  • $38,923 is the average roofing salary
  • The average roof repair costs $1,094
  • The average roof replacement costs $11,500
  • 70% of roofing companies don’t trust marketers
  • Green roofs reduce stormwater runoff by up to 65%
  • Roofing is forecasted to grow at a 6.8% CAGR from 2023-2028
  • 75% of North American homes have asphalt shingle roofs
  • Cool roofs reduce energy by 16.6%

Roofing Industry Statistics

1) Roofing Businesses

As of 2023, there are 79,139 roofing companies in the United States, a 0.3% decrease from last year.

SourceIBIS World

2) Work-Related Fatalities

Roofers die at the fifth-highest rate in work-related construction accidents. At 29.9 deaths per 1,000 full-time equivalent workers, roofers die at almost twice the average rate for all construction workers (15.2).

Source: Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health

3) Average Salary

As of September 25, 2023, the average salary for a United States roofing contractor is $38,923. Typically, the range falls somewhere between $35,136 and $43,595.

Source: Salary.com

4) Market Size

Roofing ranks 17th in construction industry market size and 213th in the United States, in general.

Source: IBIS World

5) Workforce Growth

Employment in the roofing industry is expected to grow 2% over the next decade, about the average of all sectors.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

6) Roof Repair Cost

The average roof repair in the United States costs $1,094, and most homeowners spend between $381 and $1,813.

Source: HomeAdvisor

7) Roof Replacement Cost

On average, it costs about $11,500 to replace a roof in the United States. Most consumers spend between $6,700 and $80,000 for a replacement.

Source: Forbes

8) Roof Lifespan

A typical roof lasts between 25 and 50 years, but the precise number varies significantly by roof type and property type. For example, a metal roofing system can last up to 75 years, while a rubber roof probably maxes out at the 50-year mark.

Source: Roofer’s Guild

9) NIR Reflectances

Gray-cement concrete tiles achieved a .60 NIR reflectance with coatings colored by NIR-scattering pigments.

Source: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells

10) Producer Price Index

In February 2023, the price index for Asphalt Paving and Roofing Materials Manufacturing reached an all-time high of 359.258. Conversely, the all-time low of 91.0000 occurred in February 1987.

Source: Trading Economics

11) Hail Damage By State

Texas leads all U.S. states with 458 annual hail events, while Nebraska and Minnesota rank second and third, respectively.

Source: Insurance Information Institute

12) Distrust of Marketing Agencies

Nearly 70% of roofing companies lack trust in their existing marketing provider. As a result, it’s important to choose from a list of reputable roofing SEO companies in 2023. Working with an agency that focuses on roofers is a much safer bet when investing in digital promotion.

Source: Roofer’s Guild

13) Salary By State

New Jersey has the highest median salary for roofing contractors at $63,533, with North Dakota second.

Source: Zippia

14) Roofing Electrocutions

Approximately 11% of roofing-related deaths are electrocutions.

Source: Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health

15) Roof Repair Search Term

The search term roof repair reached its highest interest point ever in July 2021. So far in 2023, its peak interest point occurred during the period of January 1st through January 7th.

Screenshot of Google Trends for "Roof Repair"

Source: Google Trends

16) Workers’ Compensation

Premiums on workers comp may increase wages by 80% for roofers, varying by State.

Source: CertainTeed

17) Texas Roofing Contractors

There are 5,135 roofing contractors in the State of Texas.

Source: IBIS World

18) Fiberglass Shingles

90% of U.S. asphalt roofs sold are fiberglass shingles.

Source: RoofCalc

19) Residental Roof Square Footage

The average residential roof in the United States is 1,600 square feet.

Source: RoofCalc

20) Tile Roofing Global Industry

Research projects the tile roofing market to reach $41.3 billion by 2027.


21) CAGR Roofing Market Forecast

The USA roofing market is forecasted to grow at a 6.8% CAGR from 2023-2028. The industry already reached 26.6 billion USD in 2021 and should continue to grow.

Source: Expert Market Research

22) Projected Industry Growth

The roofing industry is projected to increase by 4.3% annually until 2030. The result would be an eight-year consecutive growth rate.

Source: Allied Market Research

23) EPS Insulation Plastic

EPS insulation typically contains about 2% of plastic. As a result, roofers should exercise gentility with the insulation, especially when removing it.

Source: Progressive Foam

24) Stormwater Reduction

The GSA concludes that green roofs can reduce stormwater runoff by up to 65%.

Source: U.S. General Services Administration

25) Asphalt Shingle Market Share

Approximately 75% of North American homes have asphalt shingle roofs, giving the material a 3/4 market share for residential properties.

Source: All Point Construction

26) Global Solar Roofing Market

Projections anticipate that the global solar roofing market will reach 241.6 billion by 2031, based partly on the increasing demand for renewable energy power sources.

Source: Cision PR Newswire

27) Florida Roofing Manufacturing Revenue

Statista projects asphalt paving, roofing, and saturated materials manufacturing revenue in Florida to reach about $948.2 million by 2024.

Source: Statista

28) TPO Membrane Thickness

The vast majority of TPO roof installations utilize 45-mil thick membranes. The manufacturers’ thickness of these membranes over scrim spans from approximately 15 to 19 mils.

Source: Professional Roofing

29) Hail Continues to Damage Roofs

Annual data suggests the U.S. experienced more than 3,700 hail storms. As roofing companies know, these storms create roofing jobs quickly and require resources to perform the services as needed. We can expect hail storms to continue to be one of the number one causes of roofing emergencies in 2023.

Source: Roofer’s Guild

30) Cool Roofs Reduce Energy Demand

A 2023 study found that environmentally friendly cool roofs reduced energy by 16.6%. The same study concluded that green roofs and solar panel roofs also reduced energy to a lesser degree.

Source: Roofing Contractor

31) Standing Seam Metal Roof Reflectivity

A Colorado-based roofing study found that standing seam metal roofs are the most effective for cooling homes with a solar reflectivity of .67 and a heat emittance of .85

Source: Bob Berhend’s Roofing