Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Roofing Industry - State of Affairs?

Roofers are the main Industry.

In the last article - Anon made this comment.


Sorry to be a bit off topic, but any other roofers out there finding the current economy really tough? Work seems to have dried up at the moment. I've had other roofers say they were quiet a good 8 months, I have noticed it the last 3 months. on BlueScope New Year Job Cuts

So what do the industry think of this very important yet economically based question. It yells out many things to me.
  1. How bad is the roofing industry at the moment?
  2. How long has it been this bad for roofers?
  3. How long will it continue to be this bad?
They are negative indicators in the above 1,2 and 3 - but I can see the importance associated by the person who sent this comment in. How I am I going to get through this? Will I be able to provide for my family? There is a real pleading behind the comment.

So what are the answers to the above. Is there answers under the current economic conditions. Would an Australian Roofing Association similar to a union work? Would an EXPO for Roofers only work?

It seems that the government currently, and our roofing industry certainly don't seem to progress towards a common goal of productivity and profit.

It hasn't got great conditions but these people do it everyday for a living:

Heat, Snow, Ice, Rain, Day, Night, and many times many kilometers from home and family.

Would like the thoughts of roofing contractors on these questions.

1 comment:

  1. redundancies happening at most rollformers..... lysaght kicking the year off on a sour note.