The U.S. fencing market was valued at USD 8,022.7 million in 2018 and this industry is expected to grow at a steady rate in the region owing to several factors that are conducive to the market. The demand for fencing products and solutions is primarily driven by the need for security and demarcation of areas for improving protection as well as increasing the aesthetic appeal of properties.
Supported by a strong economy and a developed market, the industry is anticipated to thrive in the coming years. The growing construction activity and demand for decorative home products are estimated to contribute to the market growth in the U.S. Also, the increasing incidents of security breach are promoting the need for safety and security.
The increasing real estate development and remodeling projects are expected to drive the revenue demand over the forecast period. Commercial sectors, such as schools, colleges, and industrial premises, are adopting these products to enhance their security & safety. Governments, local and federal, are making huge investments in the development of parks and gardens to facelift these places.
Though the market tends to be easily affected by price variations and supply of raw materials in the manufacturing of products, the growing consumer affordability, availability of low-cost and fashionable fences, and customizable options are expected to propel the industry growth in the coming years. The use of new improved materials that are not only more strong and agile but also eco-friendly are anticipated to be the major product trends in the coming years. Hence the U.S. fencing industry is anticipated to grow over the forecast period in the industrial, agricultural, and especially the residential sector.
The market is segmented on the basis of materials used in metal, wood, plastic, and composite and concrete. The metal fencing segment is the largest segment, owing to its increased demand from the residential sector and government organizations, public places, associations, and for business use.
The cost effectiveness, security, and aesthetic value of metal fencing is driving the segment growth in the industry. The concrete segment is anticipated to grow at a rapid pace, owing to the easy installation, maintenance, and strength of the material it offers.
The residential segment is the largest in the U.S. fencing industry and is expected to remain so in the coming years. The demand for the segment is driven by the growing real estate market, a large number of construction projects, and the growing demand for home décor as well as privacy and security. The segment was valued at USD 5,003.0 million in 2018 and is predicted to witness remarkable growth over the forecast period.
The growing consumer attention toward home improvement activities and the increase in consumers’ disposable incomes are also expected to drive the segment growth over the forecast period. The demand for fencing in agricultural segment is propelled by the need to safeguard the farms from trespassers and wild animals.
The increasing awareness of the benefits offered by online channels is encouraging suppliers to opt for these channels, over the offline distribution channels. The benefits include considerably lower startup costs, less capital, and better customer experience, among others. Online channels also help in building and maintaining better customer relations across a variety of platforms.
The retail segment dominated the distribution segment in 2018, as fence manufacturers in the U.S. preferred selling their products through distributors and their sales and services centers. Suppliers often chose the offline channel as it allows them to run their business without making investments in marketing budgets.
Fences installed by professionals have a high level of quality, require lesser time and efforts, possess durability and longevity, and are able to withstand weather changes. The fence manufacturers collaborate with contractors, having knowledge pertaining to installation. This is anticipated to propel the growth of the U.S. fencing market, with contract installation gaining popularity in 2018 and was valued at USD 6,142.7 million.
The fences are expected to be installed by professionals as their placement and aesthetics in the premises have a crucial role in determining the value of the property However, the installation of fences by do-it-yourself method lacks quality due to inadequate experience. This will ultimately result in deterioration of the appearance and value of a property.
The military and defense segment is the biggest contributor of the market, owing to the use of fences for multiple applications such as military buildings and defense infrastructures to prevent intrusions and ensure the security of assets within military installations. Also, the increasing need for improving border security and other military applications is significantly propelling the demand for fencing in military and defense end-use segment.
The energy & power segment is anticipated to witness a fastest growth as the premises of these stations need to be completely barricaded by fences, CCTVs, and other security equipment. Also, increasing terrorist activities, government is maintaining tight securities at power generation centers and energy stations.
The key states driving the demand for fencing include Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin among others.
The rising infrastructure development and construction activities in the California State is expected to contribute significantly to the market, growing at a CAGR of 4.9% over the forecast period. Additionally, the Virginia market is anticipated to witness lucrative growth owing to the numerous upcoming real estate projects in the state.
The key industry participants include Allied Tube and Conduit, Ameristar Fence Products Inc., Associated Materials LLC, Bekaert, CertainTeed Corp., Gregory Industries, Inc., Betafence NV, and Ply Gem Holdings Inc., among others.
The industry may also witness a rise in small companies that address the niche markets and provide customized solutions with limited scope. However, the industry will be dominated by large companies. The industry is also marked with numerous regional companies that may be acquired or merged with larger companies in the coming years.
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2019 - 2025
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U.S.(Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin)
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This report forecasts revenue growth at regional levels and provides an analysis on the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the U.S. fencing market on the basis of material, distribution channel, installation, application, end-use, and region:
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Plastic & composite fencing
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Military & Defense
Energy & Power
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