The fence market in the United States has been on the rebound since 2011, as the country continues to recover from an economic recession. Analysts predict that the market for fencing, both residential and commercial, will remain on an upward growth trajectory at least through 2016.
Market Demand for Residential Fencing
The residential market is expected to outpace the commercial market for fencing supplies, despite the large number of new construction projects being initiated around the country. The primary reason for the continued demand for residential fencing is largely due to more favorable financial circumstances of homeowners and their desire for privacy fencing to enclose their property.
As we move towards greater sustainability and choosing green methods of living, the fence market will see itself heading in that direction, too. Fence supplies made from recycled materials like plastic and composite lumber will remain more in demand. Aside from their eco-friendly fabrication, these types of fencing supplies are also very low maintenance and last much longer than traditional wooden fences which can succumb to the ravages of the elements more quickly. Metal fence materials are expected to keep pace with the eco-friendly fence supplies especially as the trend for ornamental and decorative fencing continues to increase.
Purpose of Fencing
Fences will remain in strong demand for several years and there are several different materials from which your privacy, security or decorative fencing can be constructed. Other than for commercial uses which generally limit themselves to specific types of fencing, the choice in fence design is limited only by your imagination and the specific intent behind your need for fencing.