24 Insane Roofing Statistics You Will Hear About in 2022

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Roofing statistics can be boring, especially when they outline extremely technical datasets that provide no real insights into the profession at large. As a result, visitors, including roofing contractors, stop reading.

What some don’t realize is that the roofing industry provides some very appealing data. You might be surprised by what goes on in this industry. In the following post, Roofer’s Guild shares 20 insane roofing stats.

1) 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

2) Roof Repair Search Term

The search term roof repair reached its highest interest point ever in July 2021.

Screenshot of Google Trends for "Roof Repair"

Source: Google Trends

3) 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

4) Producer Price Index

In October 2021, the price index for Asphalt Paving and Roofing Materials Manufacturing reached an all-time high of 294.0000. Conversely, the all-time low of 91.0000 occurred in February 1987.

Source: Trading Economics

5) Average Salary

As of October 29, 2021, the average salary for a United States roofing contractor is $37,070. Typically, the range falls somewhere between $33,463 and $41,519.

Source: Salary.com

6) Market Size

Roofing ranks 16th among construction industry market size and 196th in the United States, in general.

Source: IBS World

7) Workforce Growth

Employment in the roofing industry is expected to grow 5% over the next decade, slower than the average of all sectors.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

8) Hail Damage By State

Texas leads all U.S. states with 507 annual hail events, while Kansas and Colorado rank second and third, respectively.

Source: Carsurance

9) Roof Repair Cost

The average roof repair in the United States costs $985, and most homeowners spend between $376 and $1,649.

Source: HomeAdvisor

10) Roof Replacement Cost

On average, it costs about $8,000 to replace a roof in the United States. Most consumers spend between $5,500 and $11,00 for a replacement.

Source: Forbes

11) Roofing Businesses

As of 2021, there are 108,069 roofing companies in the United States, a 1.6% increase from last year.

SourceIBS World

12) Salary By State

New York State has the highest median salary for roofing contractors at $53,297, with Rhode Island second.

Source: Zippia

13) Roofing Electrocutions

Approximately 11% of roofing-related deaths are electrocutions.

Source: Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health

14) 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

15) Workers Compensation

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

Source: Certainteed

16) Texas Roofing Contractors

There are 3,819 roofing contractors in the State of Texas.

Source: HomeEX

17) Fiberglass Shingles

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

Source: RoofCalc

18) Residental Roof Square Footage

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

Source: RoofCalc

19) Tile Roofing Global Industry

Research projects the tile roofing market to reach $13.31 billion by 2030.

SourceRFDTV

20) Commercial Roofing Sales

68% of surveyed commercial roofers expect sales to increase in 2021.

Source: LinkedIn

21) 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

22) 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

23) Stormwater Reduction

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

Source: U.S. General Services Administration

24) 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