Residential Gutters & Downspouts

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This study analyzes US demand for residential gutter and downspout products (also referred to as rainware) by product, market, material, and region. Historical data for 2010, 2015, and 2020 and forecasts for 2025 and 2030 are presented in dollars and in linear feet (excluding hardware and accessories).

Residential gutter and downspout demand is segmented into the following product categories:

  • gutters (seamless and preformed)
  • downspouts (seamless and preformed)
  • gutter guards
    • meshes and screens
    • hood and covers
    • foams and bristles
  • hardware and accessories:
    • hardware, including elbows and other connectors, end caps, miters, outlets, brackets, hangers, and straps and other mounting hardware
    • accessories, including conductor heads; downspout drain guards, strainers, and extenders; splash guards; rain chains; rainwater harvesting equipment; and deicing systems

For the purposes of this report, gutter guards that are part of one-piece gutter systems are counted as gutters.

The residential gutter and downspout market segments analyzed are:

  • new residential
  • residential improvement and repair

Excluded from the definition of residential buildings are housing units located in a structure whose primary purpose is something other than habitation. Thus, a small living space contained in a larger retail facility would be classified as part of a retail building and not a residential building.

The gutter and downspout materials addressed in the study are:

  • aluminum
  • steel
  • plastic
  • copper, zinc, and other materials, such as wood, fiberglass, concrete (Finlock)

Additionally, demand for gutter and downspout products is broken out for the following US geographic regions and subregions:

  • Northeast (Middle Atlantic and New England)
  • Midwest (East North Central and West North Central)
  • South (South Atlantic, East South Central, and West South Central)
  • West (Mountain and Pacific)

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