Roofing products are one of the most important components for completion of a housing project. Housing is perhaps the most important factor that determines urban forms. It constitutes the single most serious problem facing large cities around the developing world today. It is important to the development of the society in both economic and welfare terms. Hence the United Nations sees housing as that which “provides the physical frame work in which man’s human, social, economic and cultural resources are released, enriched and integrated”.
The future prospect of real estate development in Africa and other developing economies is directly related to the increase in population, growth in government establishments, rate of technical and industrial growth and national income. Technology is a catalyst for industrial growth which in turn leads to increase in national income and urbanization. Consequent upon increase income, people would want to live in decent accommodations.