Building Envelope Products Forecast: Prices to Moderate, Growth to Resume Later in the Forecast Period
According to a new study by The Freedonia Group,
Building Envelope in North America
, shifts in demand for building envelope products can vary from year to year and are determined by numerous factors, primarily those related to building construction activity. They include:
- levels of housing starts, particularly in the single-family housing segment
- the size and age of the US and Canadian housing stock
- interest rates – low interest rates may encourage home and business owners to take out lines of credit often used to fund repair and replacement projects
- the number and type of commercial buildings erected or repaired in any given year
- the types of building envelope materials most often specified by contractors and other consumers in a particular region of the US or Canada
- building envelope materials originally installed on the surface
North American building envelope demand advanced in 2020; this growth was spurred by multiple outbreaks of severe weather across the US and an increase in residential renovation and repair demand precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Market value surged in 2021 as new housing construction and home renovation remained strong and supply chain disruptions and increasing inflation caused prices to rise. In 2022, ongoing inflation caused prices to continue rising rapidly; this contributed to double-digit market growth in 2022 for both the US and Canada, despite a decline in housing starts and weakness in commercial building construction.
The building envelope is defined as products or systems that help protect the outside of buildings from weather or climate and other things that can cause structural damage. Key products in the building envelope include roofing; sheathing; siding; windows; doors; insulation; and air/water barriers, including coatings, flashing, building wrap, and underlayment. Only products used on the exterior of buildings are included in the scope of this report.
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