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Contractor Confidence Continues to Rise in March 2023

The roofing industry has experienced significant growth in recent years, and contractors’ confidence levels have continued to rise in March 2023. As a leading provider of roofing services, The ORB Roofing Solutions team understands the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends and developments. In this article, we will discuss the reasons behind the increased confidence levels among contractors and how this growth will impact the roofing industry in the coming months.

The Construction Confidence Index for February from the Associated Builders and Contractors increased from 60.7 to 61.2 for sales estimates, 55.6 to 55.8 for profit margin predictions, and 62.4 to 62.8 for staffing levels.

In addition, the ABC Construction Backlog Index increased from nine to 9.2 months in February, which is 1.2 months longer than in February 2022.

Reasons for Increased Confidence

There are several reasons why contractors’ confidence levels have continued to rise in March 2023. The first reason is the robust demand for roofing services, which has remained strong throughout the year. Homeowners and business owners alike recognize the importance of maintaining their roofs to ensure the safety and longevity of their properties.

Another reason for the increased confidence among contractors is the availability of skilled labor. Many contractors have invested in training and development programs to attract and retain skilled workers, which has contributed to the overall growth of the industry.

Huge labor shortages are forcing owners to adapt due to a large shortage of skilled labor. According to Associated Builders and Contractors, the construction industry has a workforce shortage of over 500,000+ workers. the high demand for labor as well as robust market demand in spite of threats of economic downturn offers a strong backdrop for well-positioned players in the roofing industry who can train their workforce to adapt.

Source: https://www.abc.org/News-Media/News-Releases/entryid/19777/construction-workforce-shortage-tops-half-a-million-in-2023-says-abc

Impact on the Roofing Industry

The continued growth and increased confidence levels among contractors will have a significant impact on the roofing industry. The increased demand for roofing services will lead to more job opportunities for workers, which will, in turn, stimulate economic growth. As contractors take on more projects, there will be a greater need for innovation and technology to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

In addition, contractors will need to prioritize safety on job sites to ensure that workers are protected from potential hazards. This will require ongoing training and development programs that focus on safety and best practices.


In conclusion, the roofing industry is experiencing significant growth, and contractors’ confidence levels have continued to rise in March 2023. The increased demand for roofing services, availability of skilled labor, and emphasis on safety will all contribute to the industry’s growth in the coming months. As a leading provider of roofing services, we are committed to staying at the forefront of industry trends and developments to provide our clients with the highest quality services possible.


[1] NRCA: https://www.nrca.net/RoofingNews/Contractor%20confidence%20rose%20in%20February.3-15-2023.11190/Details/Story

[2] ABC: https://www.abc.org, https://www.abc.org/News-Media/News-Releases/entryid/19777/construction-workforce-shortage-tops-half-a-million-in-2023-says-abc

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