Roofing, Siding, and Sheet Metal Special Trade Contractors

Industry 1761

Establishments classified in this industry are primarily engaged in the installation of roofing (including roof spraying, painting, or coating), siding and sheet metal work. Sheet metal work performed by plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors in conjunction with the installation of plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning equipment is classified in Industry 1711, Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Special Trade Contractors. For additional examples, refer to the Standard Industrial Classification Manual: 1987 (SIC) published by the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President.

During 1992, the establishments with paid employees classified in this industry accounted for $17.0 billion in total dollar value of business. Of this amount, $16.8 billion were for the value of construction work. These establishments paid out $6.6 billion for materials, components, and supplies and $1.2 billion for construction work subcontracted to others. Costs for selected power, fuels, and lubricants for the industry were $299 million. Value added for 1992 was $8.9 billion.

There were 27,569 establishments with total employment averaging 215,545 during the year. Total payroll for 1992 was $4.6 billion.

Larger establishments with 20 employees or more, while representing only 9 percent of the total number of employer establishments in this industry accounted for 52 percent of all business done.

                (Dollar values are in thousands)

Construction Workers, average                        168,764
Other Employees, average                              46,781

Fringe Benefits, all employees                     1,285,784
Selected Purchased Services Cost                     292,044
Rental Costs                                         238,569

Total Building Construction Value                 16,051,453
   Single-Family Houses                            5,525,826
   Industrial Buildings and Warehouses             3,392,784

Roofing Contractors Construction Value             9,734,747
Sheet Metal Contractors Value                      3,241,169
Siding Contractors Value                           1,530,428

Data are also available from the 1987 Census of Construction both on CDRom and in printed reports.