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Siding Distribution Market in the US: Historic Analysis (2006, 2011, 2016) and Forecast (2021) -


The "Siding
Distribution Market in the US by Channel, Market and Type"

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This study presents historical sales and demand data (2006, 2011, and
2016) and a forecast (2021) by sales channel (direct sales, siding
distributors), market (residential, commercial), and US subregion. The
study also evaluates company market share and provides competitive
analysis on industry participants.

Building Construction Activity and Rising Channel Share to Spur
Distributors' Sales

A combination of rising new building construction activity and a shift
toward increased use of distributors for siding sales will drive
advances. In the residential market, siding sales via distributors will
be boosted by rising housing completions, while in the nonresidential
segment gains will arise from the increased construction of commercial

Siding Distributors to Account for a Growing Share of Total
Siding Sales

Though distributors' sales accounted for less than a third of end user
sales of siding in 2016, they are expected to increase their share of
the market going forward. The rising channel share will be supported by
the construction industry's increasing reliance on small- and
medium-sized contractors -which are more likely to purchase siding
from distributors than directly from manufacturers-
to perform
siding installation and repair jobs. Distributors' efforts to improve
their competitive market position by offering services such as jobsite
delivery, technical advice, and credit assistance will also boost sales.

Residential Market to Offer Best Opportunities

Sales of siding by distributors to the residential market are expected
outpace the commercial market through 2021. Sustained growth in housing
completions will drive increases in demand, with distributors' sales
also being bolstered by the trend of homebuilders increasingly
subcontracting out siding installation jobs to local contractors.

While commercial contractors will also increasingly turn to distributors
for siding materials, in part because of the special services they
offer, growth in distributors' sales to the commercial market will be
held back by modest growth in the US commercial construction stock and a
contraction in new industrial building investment.

Siding Market to Remain Fragmented

The siding industry in the US is fragmented, as the six leading siding
distributors -ABC Supply, Alside, Beacon Roofing Supply, Builders
FirstSource, Home Depot, and Lowe's-
combined to account for less
than one-third of overall distributors' sales in 2016. Though
consolidation among siding distributors is expected to be robust going
forward, the siding distribution industry as a whole is expected to
remain fragmented through the forecast period.

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