The list of major markets (MSAs) included in the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) grew to 274 out of a possible 361 in March, from 259 in February. With 76 percent of the markets included the housing market recovery is on more solid footing than it was at this time last year.
The index identifies metropolitan areas that have shown improvement from their respective troughs in housing permits, employment and house prices for at least six consecutive months. The index has shown steady growth over the past year as national measures of housing market improvement including housing starts and house prices have also shown consistent strength.
While we expect this positive momentum to continue, it’s important to understand that many markets are just beginning the recovery process, and that numerous issues – from credit availability to the rising cost of building materials and emerging lot shortages – are slowing the pace of that advancement.
The expanding housing recovery is energizing communities nationwide by generating jobs and local tax revenues and it could be an even more potent force for economic growth if credit for building and buying homes was more readily available.METAL and SHINGLE ROOFING, GUTTERS
G&S METAL ROOFING FABRICATION SHOP
G&S has a complete metal roofing fabrication shop able to fabricate:
5-V METAL ROOFING
CUSTOM SHAPES & SIZES FOR METAL ROOFING ACCESSORIES
DRIP EDGE - RAKE TRIM - VALLEY - HIP & RIDGE - IBAR - WALL FLASH
ALL are DADE COUNTY approved.
Accessories, roofing and flashings in .032, .040, and .050 aluminum, 22 ga. 24 ga. and 26 ga. galvalume and copper.
Kyner 500 paint finish available.
G&S also stocks GAF lifetime roofing and offers shingle roofing supplies or turnkey installation.
5" and 6" k-style gutter
6" half round gutter
Commercial box gutter
When the building industry in the South Carolina Lowcountry came crashing to its knees half a decade ago, G&S adapted and began seekinig ways to expand their range of potential customers. Steele told Charleston Style & Design writer Brian Sherman, he made it through what he described as "the great depression of the building industry" by taking on more commercial projects, offering products such as metal roofing and Nichiha fiber cement siding. View the complete article which discusses various types of metal roofing, as well as Nichiha fiber cement siding