Roofing Ventilation Products

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Roofing Ventilation

US demand for roofing ventilation products is projected to advance at a 3.4% annual pace to $955 million in 2025. Although housing starts are expected to retreat from their 2021 peak, they will remain elevated during the forecast period. In addition, the large stock of older buildings in the US will provide steady demand for ridge vents, which are being installed during reroofing projects to replace existing box vents and provide better attic ventilation in single-family homes.

Demand will also be supported by rising interest in using roof vents to better control moisture levels and indoor air quality:

  • Changes in building codes have reduced the ways in which water vapor can escape through wall cavities, leading builders to increasingly use roof vents to prevent moisture buildups.
  • Concerns about maintaining proper air flow inside of structures to minimize the risk of disease transmission will encourage contractors to add roof vents.

Soffit & Gable Vents Will Post the Fastest Market Advances

Demand for soffit and gable vents is expected to expand more quickly than that for ridge vents or box vents. New construction, particularly of single-family homes, accounts for most soffit and gable vent installations, and demand for these products will be boosted by elevated levels of homebuilding in 2025.

Growth in Demand for Intake Vents Will Outpace That for Exhaust Vents

Although exhaust vents will continue to account for a much larger share of the sales in value terms, intake vents will post faster market gains. New construction is responsible for 75% of all intake vent demand, so suppliers will benefit more than exhaust vent providers from a shift in overall roofing ventilation product demand toward new construction.

Efforts to Modernize the Building Stock Are Providing Opportunities for Roof Vents

The market for roof vents is being boosted by ongoing efforts by designers and contractors to bring homes and commercial buildings up to modern standards by adding more vents when they are being remodeled or having their roofs replaced. Proper ventilation has a number of benefits and improves energy efficiency in all US climates. In hot and humid climates, ventilation becomes even more important due to its ability to remove both heat and moisture, which in many cases is even more important to avoid mold growth.

While these factors are important in buildings across the US, they are particularly important in the South, largely because of high levels of construction in the region.

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