SPRI Reports Six Years of Steady Single-Ply Roofing Growth

The Single-Ply Roofing Industry (SPRI) announced that the U.S. Single Ply roofing industry grew a steady 1.1 percent in 2018, as reported by SPRI’s membership. The 2018 gains follow a six-year trend of continued expansion in the commercial roofing market, according to statistics compiled by SPRI. Since 2012, the total commercial roofing market has grown in excess of 40 percent.

SPRI membership comprises 70 companies in the commercial roofing industry, including 19 commercial membrane manufacturers that participate in volume reporting. SPRI member companies report shipments for several classifications of flexible roof membranes: thermoset, thermoplastic, APP modified bitumen, and SBS modified bitumen. Regular & Associate SPRI members enjoy access to this invaluable, proprietary report tracking these key industry product shipments.

In 2018, the fastest growing segment of the market was thermoplastic roof membranes, which grew 3.8 percent.

“With the growth in single-ply membranes, SPRI’s commitment to delivering education, research and standards through its collection of commercial roofing industry experts, plays an important part in ensuring long-term sustainable growth.”said Zebonie Sukle, SPRI President,“Being a part of SPRI is being a part of helping to shape this fantastic industry.”

Regionally, year-to-year shipments decreased -0.4 percent in the Western U.S. The North Central region declined -2.8 percent. Shipments in the South grew 1.2 percent, and Northeast volume grew +9.2 percent

The single-ply roofing industry saw its largest localized growth in Vermontand West Virginia; SPRI members report shipments at both the national and state level in the United States, and Canadian volume nationally. 

Together, SPRI members develop industry standards, sponsor research, publish informative guidelines and publications for the commercial roofing industry, and continue to advance roofing technology. Technical and educational efforts have branded SPRI as a leading force in the commercial roofing market. 

For more information visit www.SPRI.org

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