Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Operators in the Roofing Activities industry specialise in erecting roofs and installing waterproof coverings. They also perform repairs and maintenance services. Contractors play an essential role in completing and finishing buildings across the commercial, residential and institutional building markets. Because of this, the performance of the industry closely tracks the level of construction activity. The residential market is a crucial one for industry operators and the housing market crash that accompanied the financial crisis had a significant influence on industry operators. With a drastic fall in demand for homes, building developers were unwilling to begin projects, so the level of work generated for roofing contractors fell... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Roofing contractors clad roofs to form waterproof surfaces. This may involve using single-ply thermoplastics, slate, clay or concrete roof tiles or asphalt shingles. Operators are also involved in tile restoration procedures such as changing broken tiles, re-bedding loose ridge and hip capping in cement or flexible acrylic mortar, repairing leaks, applying acrylic or clay tile sealers and high-pressure water cleaning.
Slate and clay tile roofing
Slate is a type of rock, usually grey in colour that comes from a shale-type sedimentary rock made of volcanic ash or clay. When cut, it forms a flat sheet of stone that is commonly used for roofing and floor tiles. Moreover, it has an extremely low water absorption index of less than 0.4% a.. purchase to read more