Gutters & Downspouts

What is Driving Growth in the Gutters and Downspouts Market?

Gutters and Downspouts

Demand for gutter and downspout products is forecast to reach $6.0 billion in 2022, driven by healthy growth in construction activity. While gains in linear feet are expected to slow due to an anticipated moderation in residential improvement and repair activity, gutter suppliers and contractors can make themselves more competitive by:

  • expanding their product lines to include new colors and styles
  • promoting value added products, such as gutter guards, rain harvesting equipment, and rain chains and other decorative items

Growth in Linear Feet to Slow Through 2022 Following Period of Heavy Replacement

Gutter and downspout demand depends heavily on improvement and repair activity, especially on residential buildings. Strong sales gains during the 2012-2017 period were driven by increased reroofing activity. As economic conditions improved after the recession, homeowners undertook more reroofing projects, which often involve gutter replacement. Severe weather in 2016 and 2017 – including one of the costliest hurricane seasons to date in 2017 – also boosted demand. As a result, replacement activity is expected to slow from that high base going forward.

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Expected to Boost Value Gains in the Short Term

The Trump administration’s tariffs on aluminum and steel are benefiting US steel and aluminum coil producers. As these suppliers raise prices, contractors who fabricate the coil into gutters and downspouts are passing these higher costs on to customers.

The market for steel and aluminum gutter and downspout products is highly price competitive, so higher prices may hurt a contractor’s competitive advantage. However, since gutter systems face few competitive products and are often additions to larger projects – like reroofing or re-siding – that typically are not delayed due to gutter costs, higher prices for aluminum and steel are not expected to reduce demand in linear feet and will likely lead to overall value gains.

Diverse Product Lines and Value-Added Accessories Combat Market Maturity

Suppliers that diversify their product lines are most likely to capture new sales opportunities in this highly mature, price sensitive market. Growth opportunities include novel materials, coatings, and gutter styles, such as:

  • aluminum half-round gutters coated to mimic high-end copper or zinc
  • Galvalume steel in place of standard galvanized steel on homes with a more traditional style

Add-on products like gutter guards and rain harvesting equipment are also common means of boosting profit margins on gutter installations.

Study Coverage

This industry study presents historical demand data (2007, 2012, and 2017) and forecasts for 2022 and 2027 by product (gutters, downspouts, gutter guards, hardware and accessories), market (new residential, residential improvement and repair, new commercial, commercial improvement and repair), material (aluminum, steel, plastic, copper and other), and region (Northeast, Midwest, South, West). The study also evaluates company market share and provides analysis on industry participants including Gibraltar and OmniMax.

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  1. Gutters & Downspouts

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | US Gutter & Downspout Market

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the Gutter & Downspout Market

      2. 2.2 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | Gutter & Downspout Market, 2007 - 2017

        2. Figure 2-2 | Gutter & Downspout Market, 2007 - 2017

      3. 2.3 Demand Overview

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        1. Table | Gutter & Downspout Demand, 2007 - 2027

      4. 2.4 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | Gutter & Downspout Pricing, 2007 - 2027

      5. 2.5 Foreign Trade

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      6. 2.6 Roof Drainage Systems

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        1. 2.6.1 Drainage Overview

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        2. 2.6.2 Steep-Slope Roof Drainage Systems

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        3. 2.6.3 Low-Slope & Flat Roof Drainage Systems

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      7. 2.7 Regulatory & Environmental Considerations

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        1. 2.7.1 Water Management Requirements

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        2. 2.7.2 ENERGY STAR Certification

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        3. 2.7.3 Wildfire Codes

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        4. 2.7.4 Rainwater Harvesting

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    3. 3 PRODUCTS

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | Key Findings in Gutter & Downspout Products

      2. 3.2 Demand Forecast by Product

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        1. Table | Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2007 - 2027

        2. Figure 3-2 | Gutter & Downspout Value & Volume Demand Share by Product, 2017

      3. 3.3 Gutters

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        1. 3.3.1 Scope & Product Characteristics

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          1. Figure 3-3 | Gutter Styles & Characteristics: K-Style, Half-Round, & Box

        2. 3.3.2 Gutter Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Gutter Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        3. 3.3.3 Seamless Versus Preformed Gutters & Demand by Material

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          1. Table | Seamless Versus Preformed Gutters & Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      4. 3.4 Downspouts

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        1. 3.4.1 Scope & Product Characteristics

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          1. Figure 3-4 | Downspout Configurations by Material

        2. 3.4.2 Downspout Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Downspout Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        3. 3.4.3 Seamless Versus Preformed Downspouts & Demand by Material

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          1. Table | Seamless Versus Preformed Downspouts & Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

      5. 3.5 Gutter Guards

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        1. 3.5.1 Scope

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          1. Figure 3-5 | Gutter Guard Types

        2. 3.5.2 Gutter Guard Demand by Market & Material

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          1. Table | Gutter Guard Demand by Market & Material, 2007 - 2027

        3. 3.5.3 Gutter Guard Brands & Product Characteristics

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          1. Table | Gutter Guard Products: Advantages & Disadvantages

      6. 3.6 Hardware & Accessories

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        1. 3.6.1 Scope

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        2. 3.6.2 Hardware & Accessories Demand by Market & Material

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          1. Table | Gutter Hardware & Accessory Demand by Market & Material, 2007 - 2027

    4. 4 MARKETS

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | Key Findings in Gutter & Downspout Markets

      2. 4.2 Demand Forecast by Market

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        1. Table | Gutter & Downspout Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

        2. Figure 4-2 | Gutter & Downspout Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      3. 4.3 Residential

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        1. 4.3.1 Residential Market Forecast

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          1. Table | Residential Market for Gutters & Downspouts by Project Type, Product, & Material, 2007 - 2027

          2. Figure 4-3 | Residential Market for Gutters & Downspouts, 2007 - 2022

        2. 4.3.2 New Residential

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          1. Table | New Residential Market for Gutters & Downspouts by Product & Material, 2007 - 2027

          2. Figure 4-4 | New Residential Market for Gutters & Downspouts, 2007 - 2027

        3. 4.3.3 Residential Improvement & Repair

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          1. Table | Residential Improvement & Repair Market for Gutters & Downspouts by Product & Material, 2007 - 2027

          2. Figure 4-5 | Residential Improvement & Repair Market for Gutters & Downspouts, 2007 - 2022

      4. 4.4 Commercial

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        1. 4.4.1 Commercial Market Forecast

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          1. Table | Commercial Market for Gutters & Downspouts by Project Type, Product, & Material, 2007 - 2027

          2. Figure 4-6 | Commercial Market for Gutters & Downspouts, 2007 - 2022

        2. 4.4.2 New Commercial

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          1. Table | New Commercial Market for Gutters & Downspouts by Product & Material, 2007 - 2027

        3. 4.4.3 Commercial Improvement & Repair

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          1. Table | Commercial Improvement & Repair Market for Gutters & Downspouts by Product & Material, 2007 - 2027

          2. Figure 4-7 | Commercial Improvement & Repair Market for Gutters & Downspouts, 2007 - 2022

    5. 5 MATERIALS

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Key Findings in Gutter & Downspout Materials

      2. 5.2 Demand Forecast by Material

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        1. Table | Gutter & Downspout Demand by Material, 2007 - 2027

        2. Figure 5-2 | Gutter & Downspout Value & Volume Demand Share by Material, 2017

      3. 5.3 Aluminum

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        1. Table | Aluminum Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2007 - 2027

        2. Figure 5-3 | Aluminum Gutter & Downspout Product Characteristics, 2017

      4. 5.4 Steel

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        1. Table | Steel Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2007 - 2027

        2. Figure 5-4 | Steel Gutter & Downspout Product Characteristics, 2017

      5. 5.5 Plastic

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        1. Table | Plastic Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2007 - 2027

        2. Figure 5-5 | Plastic Gutter & Downspout Product Characteristics, 2017

      6. 5.6 Copper & Other Materials

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        1. Table | Copper & Other Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2007 - 2027

        2. Figure 5-6 | Copper & Other Gutter & Downspout Product Characteristics, 2017

    6. 6 REGIONS

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 6-1 | Key Findings in Gutter & Downspout Regional Markets

      2. 6.2 Demand Forecast by Region

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        1. Table | Gutter & Downspout Demand by Region, 2007 - 2027

      3. 6.3 Northeast

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        1. Table | Northeast Gutter & Downspout Demand by Subregion & Market, 2007 - 2027

        2. Figure 6-2 | Northeast: Gutter & Downspout Indicators & Market Position

        3. 6.3.1 New England

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          1. Figure 6-3 | New England: Key Factors Impacting Demand for Gutter & Downspout Products

        4. 6.3.2 Middle Atlantic

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          1. Figure 6-4 | Middle Atlantic: Key Factors Impacting Demand for Gutter & Downspout Products

      4. 6.4 Midwest

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        1. Table | Midwest Gutter & Downspout Demand by Subregion & Market, 2007 - 2027

        2. Figure 6-5 | Midwest: Gutter & Downspout Indicators & Market Position

        3. 6.4.1 East North Central

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          1. Figure 6-6 | East North Central: Key Factors Impacting Demand for Gutter & Downspout Products

        4. 6.4.2 West North Central

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          1. Figure 6-7 | West North Central: Key Factors Impacting Demand for Gutter & Downspout Products

      5. 6.5 South

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        1. Table | South Gutter & Downspout Demand by Subregion & Market, 2007 - 2027

        2. Figure 6-8 | South: Gutter & Downspout Indicators & Market Position

        3. 6.5.1 South Atlantic

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          1. Figure 6-9 | South Atlantic: Key Factors Impacting Demand for Gutter & Downspout Products

        4. 6.5.2 East South Central

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          1. Figure 6-10 | East South Central: Key Factors Impacting Demand for Gutter & Downspout Products

        5. 6.5.3 West South Central

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          1. Figure 6-11 | West South Central: Key Factors Impacting Demand for Gutter & Downspout Products

      6. 6.6 West

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        1. Table | West Gutter & Downspout Demand by Subregion & Market, 2007 - 2027

        2. Figure 6-12 | West: Gutter & Downspout Indicators & Market Position

        3. 6.6.1 Mountain

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          1. Figure 6-13 | Mountain: Key Factors Impacting Demand for Gutter & Downspout Products

        4. 6.6.2 Pacific

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          1. Figure 6-14 | Pacific: Key Factors Impacting Demand for Gutter & Downspout Products

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | Suppliers to the US Gutter & Downspout Market

      2. 7.2 Market Share

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        1. 7.2.1 Seamless Gutters & Downspouts

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        2. 7.2.2 Preformed Products

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          1. Figure 7-1 | Preformed Gutter & Downspout Market Share, 2017

          2. Table | US Gutter & Downspout Preformed Product Sales by Company, 2017

          3. Figure 7-2 | US Preformed Gutter &

          4. Figure 7-3 | US Preformed Gutter & Downspout Market Share: Second Leading Supplier

      3. 7.3 Marketing & Distribution

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      4. 7.4 Product Development

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      5. 7.5 Mergers & Acquisitions

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        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      6. 7.6 List of Industry Participants

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    8. 8 APPENDIX

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      1. 8.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Study Scope: US Geographic Regions & Subregions

        2. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        3. Table | Relevant HS/HTS Codes

      2. 8.2 Definitions

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      3. 8.3 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 8.4 Freedonia Methodology

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      5. 8.5 Study-Specific Methodology

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      6. 8.6 Sources

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      7. 8.7 Associations & Agencies

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      8. 8.8 Related Freedonia Group Studies

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      9. 8.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 8.9.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 8-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2017, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 8.9.2 Demographic Trends

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 8-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2002 - 2017

        3. 8.9.3 Construction Expenditures

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          1. Table | Construction Expenditures, 2007 - 2022

        4. 8.9.4 Building Construction

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          1. Table | Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 - 2022

        5. 8.9.5 Residential Building Construction

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          1. Table | Residential Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 - 2022

        6. 8.9.6 Residential Improvements & Repairs

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          1. Table | Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2007 - 2022

        7. 8.9.7 Commercial Building Construction

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          1. Table | Commercial Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 - 2022

        8. 8.9.8 Commercial Building Improvements & Repairs

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          1. Table | Commercial Building Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2007 - 2022

        9. 8.9.9 Housing Stock

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          1. Table | Housing Stock by Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 8-3 | Housing Stock by Year of Construction, 2017

        10. 8.9.10 Consumer Spending

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          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2007 - 2022

        11. 8.9.11 Consumer Financing

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          1. Table | Consumer Financing Environment, 2007 - 2017

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