No wonder roofing is one of this country’s fastest growing business fields since the late 80’s, with all the construction that is going on every day. People tend to forget that roofing is not just a service that people need when they already have a home and the home needs to be maintained, roofing is also a huge part of the construction industry. In fact, there are more roofing companies right now in the United States than there are high schools. Every time you see a construction going up in your community, just think about how many roofers are needed to construct that roof, not to mention the people who oversee the roofing supplies and the roofing design. New buildings of any kind, as long as they are buildings with roofs, need roofing contractors, but that is just the tip of the iceberg.
The maintenance of older constructions is yet another reason why, roofing is a massive, multimillion dollar industry. Imagine how many people need roofers in your town alone, right now. It is almost guaranteed that at the very least, one person on your block has a leak in his roof, or somebody across the street has a missing roof tile which they need fixed. The fact is that roofs are the part of our homes that take the hardest beatings. Roofs are expected to stand up against snow and rain in the winter and sweltering heat and humidity, in the summer. All the changes in weather cause the roof structure to expand and contract and with the rain, mold can appear. All this adds up to roofing repair needs.
So what is the result of all this roofing activity? The result of the massive amount of roofing going on in the world today is the constant betterment of the roofing industry. Loads of new tools are being manufactured each year, tools that allow roofers to do amazing work on your structure, and to do it in less time than ever before. Last year the patent office accepted over 5000 roofing related designs into the archives. It is hard to even imagine what the next five or six year might bring in roofing technology. It is not tools that are getting better either, the roofers themselves are becoming more and more skilled in their trade. Not further back than the 50’s, it was common that one contractor would build a wall and a roof, but today that is a practice almost unheard of. The knowledge and experience that a worker needs to be able to effectively and efficiently finish a job is immense. There is no way that a person who works in the roofing field would ever be expected to posses the skills needed to engage problems in other areas, their skills are too roofing focused for that.
As the world of roofing keeps on growing and the demand keeps on flooding in, the industry is bound to experience new and exciting changes that make roofing a better experience than it ever was in the past.