Roofing Underlayment Market Size By Product (Asphalt-Saturated Felt, Rubberized Asphalt, Non-Bitumen Synthetic), By Application (Residential Construction, Commercial, Non-Residential Construction), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

Published Date: Jun 2020  |  Report ID: GMI2115  |  Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Hemant Pandey

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 195   |   Base Year: 2019

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Roofing Underlayment Market size was USD 34.3 billion in 2019 and will grow at a CAGR of 5.8% from 2020 to 2026. Increasing government initiatives to adopt ecofriendly alternatives for buildings will augment product demand. Scaling up of commercial as well as residential construction activities is the major influencer of roofing underlayment demand worldwide.

Global construction sector has appeared to be great performer in the year 2019 with construction projects scaling up at a significant growth form past few years. Construction sector in France grew by over 5% in 2017 mainly upheld by new residential construction activities. New housing starts peaked to 43,000 units in the year which is an all-time high of six years. Production in non-housing construction activities is expected to grow led by ongoing dynamism in office building construction.

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Germany witnessed a significant growth in construction sector which is mainly impacted due to growing residential construction in the country followed by public construction. Various countries are increasingly being investing in construction activities for instance, Italy has increased its construction investment to over 60% in 2017 from 2008.

In this era of globalization, there is hardly any industry which remained unaffected by severity of COVID 19. Construction industry has also been going through a downturn in the year 2020 due to this global crises. Investment has been reduced to a huge extent due to blocked cash flow of builders. Furthermore, nationwide lockdown in many countries along with safety concerns of workers has led to a reduced construction work. With downfall in construction industry, demand for roofing underlayment is also anticipated to remain low in the current year.

Roofing Underlayment Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year:2019Historical Data for:2016 to 2018
Market Size in 2019:34.3 Billion (USD)Forecast Period:2020 to 2026
Forecast Period 2020 to 2026 CAGR:5.8%No. of Pages:195
2026 Value Projection:43.9 Billion (USD) Tables, Charts & Figures:143
Geographies covered (16):U.S, Canada, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, India, China, Japan,
Segments covered:Product, Application, Region
Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing demand for energy efficient buildings
  • Rising building construction in Asia Pacific
  • Escalating growth of Synthetic roofing underlayment
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • VOC emissions caused by Asphalt saturated felt

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Asphalt-saturated felt as the most popular material in industry

Roofing Underlayment Market Size

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Asphalt-saturated felt underlayment is widely used material used by residential roofers in the industry and will account for close to 30% of the overall demand in 2026. It can consist of fiber glass or organic substrate. Among the two, organic having a cellulose base is more common. Building owners and constructers has been using asphalt saturated felt for decades on account of its low cost and ease of installation. While this category of underlayment provide resistance to water, it is not complete waterproof.

Nonresidential construction appeared as the largest market for roofing underlayment

Nonresidential construction accounts for all the buildings which are not used for dwelling purposes either partially or wholly. This segment is poised to have a significant gains of 5.5% CAGR in coming year due to growing investment in public infrastructure in various economies. For instance, nonresidential construction investment in USA stood at USD 467 Billion in the year 2019, which was over 437 billion in the year 2017 as per U.S Census Bureau data.

The roofing underlayment market from nonresidential construction segment is future projected to grow in the nation attributed to increasing demand for mission critical facilities and corporate relocations. Investment in healthcare sector is also projected to grow in the coming years due to rising aging population in the country. Increasing nonresidential construction activities in further projected to have a positive impact on the market.

Asia Pacific to account for the majority share in global market

Roofing Underlayment Market Regional Insights

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In 2019, Asia Pacific recorded a major chunk of over 40% in the global roofing underlayment industry. The region comprises of many emerging economies and is expected to register a high growth in construction industry. Increasing government initiatives to develop commercial and residential construction is the key driver for regional growth. For instance, government of India has announced to develop over hundred smart cities in its Union Budget 2014-15.

Office leasing has also rose by over 30% annually crossing 47 million square feet during 2019. Housing sales also registered a modest growth of over 4 to 5 % in the year 2019. Despite of having a growing construction industry, the product demand is expected to fall in the year 2020 due to COVID 19 negative impact on construction sector. Disruption in supply chain arising out of trade barriers coupled with safety issues of workers at construction sites are few factor responsible for a downturn in the investment sector. Also, many regional builders and building owner are cancelling their long-term agreements to cut down costs. Although with recovery from this ongoing crises, construction industry and demand for roofing underlayment is future projected to grow.

High industry rivalry projected to mount up growth of global market

Global roofing underlayment market share has a high industry rivalry due to the presence of various established brands in the industry such as Owens corning, Du Pont, Atlas Roofing etc. These players are highly focused towards product innovation and taking other strategic steps to gain a competitive edge over other players. For instance, in 2016, Du Pont announced the launch of new roofing underlayment line called as DuPont Tyvek Protec. The product line is suitable to be used by exteriors contactors. The launch will strengthen company’s product portfolio as well as its market presence. With increasing such initiatives by key players, industry growth is expected to grow in coming years.

The roofing underlayment industry research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in million square meter and revenue in USD million from 2016 to 2026, for the following segments:

Roofing Underlayment Market By Product

  • Asphalt-saturated felt
  • Rubberized asphalt
  • Non-bitumen synthetic,

By Application

  • Residential construction
  • Commercial
  • Non-residential construction

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France
    • UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of roofing underlayment was exceeded USD 34.3 billion in 2019.
The industry share of roofing underlayment is predicted to grow at 5.8% from 2020 to 2026.
Asphalt-saturated felt underlayment is a widely used material by residential roofers in the industry and will account for close to 30% of the overall demand in 2026.
Nonresidential construction segment is poised to register a significant gain of 5.5% CAGR in through 2026 due to growing investment in public infrastructure in various economies.
In 2019, Asia Pacific recorded a major chunk of over 40% share in the global market, says this GMI report.
Some of the major players in market are DowDuPont, Atlas Roofing, Braas Monier Building Group, Carlisle Companies Inc, CertainTeed Corporation, Gardner-Gibson, GAF Materials, GCP Applied Technologies, IKO Group, Johns Manville, Owens Corning, Tarco, Boral Roofing LLC, Duro-Last Roofing, Inc, Keene Building Products, MFM Building Products Corp, NovaSeal roof underlayment, Polyglass, TAMKO Building Products, Inc, Vaproshield.

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Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Jun 2020
  • Pages: 195
  • Tables: 131
  • Charts / Figures: 12
  • Companies covered: 20
  • Countries covered: 16

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