Data
Residential Remodeling

Insulation Overview

These reports use incidence rates, household purchase rates for homeowners and renters, and housing stock to produce market demand data and five-year forecast for the residential repair and remodeling purchases. The Insulation report contains a summary of purchase volume in units for a wide variety of insulation materials and R-value in each of the 50 states. Market shares are also reported separately for owner-occupied dwellings for each of 32 geographic areas of the United States and renter-occupied dwellings for each of the nine Census Divisions. Product categories include:

TYPE OF PURCHASE
  • Attic ceiling insulation
  • Attic floor insulation
  • Foam board under siding
  • Exterior wall cavity insulation
  • Interior wall insulation
  • Floor insulation
  • Basement/crawlspace ceiling insulation
  • Exterior foundation insulation
  • Interior foundation insulation
  • Under slab insulation
ATTIC CEILING INSULATION – MATERIAL
  • Fiberglass batt
  • Fiberglass blown
  • Rockwool batt
  • Rockwool blown
  • Cellulose
  • Foam (rigid board)
  • Foam (sprayed-in)
  • Other
ATTIC CEILING INSULATION – R-VALUE
  • Less than R-11
  • R-11
  • R-13
  • R-15
  • R-19
  • R-21
  • R-25
  • R-30
  • R-38
  • R-49
  • Greater than R-49
ATTIC FLOOR INSULATION – MATERIAL
  • Fiberglass batt
  • Fiberglass blown
  • Rockwool batt
  • Rockwool blown
  • Cellulose
  • Foam (rigid board)
  • Foam (sprayed-in)
  • Other
ATTIC FLOOR INSULATION – R-VALUE
  • Less than R-11
  • R-11
  • R-13
  • R-15
  • R-19
  • R-21
  • R-25
  • R-30
  • R-38
  • R-49
  • Greater than R-49
FOAM BOARD UNDER SIDING – THICKNESS
  • 1/2 inch or less
  • 3/4 inch
  • 1 inch
  • 1.5 inches
  • 2 inches
  • Greater than 2 inches
FOAM BOARD UNDER SIDING
  • Units Given in Square Feet of R-1
EXTERIOR WALL CAVITY INSULATION – MATERIAL
  • Fiberglass batt
  • Fiberglass blown
  • Rockwool batt
  • Rockwool blown
  • Cellulose
  • Foam (rigid board)
  • Foam (sprayed-in)
  • Other
EXTERIOR WALL CAVITY INSULATION – R-VALUE
  • Less than R-11
  • R-11
  • R-13
  • R-15
  • R-19
  • R-21
  • R-24
  • Greater than R-24
INTERIOR WALL INSULATION – MATERIAL
  • Fiberglass batt
  • Fiberglass blown
  • Rockwool batt
  • Rockwool blown
  • Cellulose
  • Foam (rigid board)
  • Foam (sprayed-in)
  • Other
INTERIOR WALL INSULATION – R-VALUE
  • Less than R-7
  • R-7
  • R-11
  • R-13
  • R-15
  • R-19
  • R-21
  • R-24
  • Greater than R-24
 
FLOOR INSULATION – MATERIAL
  • Fiberglass batt
  • Fiberglass blown
  • Rockwool batt
  • Rockwool blown
  • Cellulose
  • Foam (rigid board)
  • Foam (sprayed-in)
  • Other
FLOOR INSULATION – R-VALUE
  • Less than R-7
  • R-7
  • R-11
  • R-15
  • R-19
  • R-21
  • R-25
  • R-30
  • R-38
  • Greater than R-38
BASEMENT/CRAWLSPACE CEILING INSULATION – MATERIAL
  • Fiberglass batt
  • Fiberglass blown
  • Rockwool batt
  • Rockwool blown
  • Cellulose
  • Foam (rigid board)
  • Foam (sprayed-in)
  • Other
BASEMENT/CRAWLSPACE CEILING INSULATION – R-VALUE
  • Less than R-11
  • R-11
  • R-13
  • R-15
  • R-19
  • R-21
  • R-25
  • R-30
  • R-38
  • R-49
  • Greater than R-49
EXTERIOR FOUNDATION INSULATION – MATERIAL
  • Fiberglass board
  • Rockwool board
  • Foam (rigid board)
  • Foam (sprayed-in)
  • Other
EXTERIOR FOUNDATION INSULATION – THICKNESS
  • Less than 1 inch
  • 1 inch
  • 1.5 inches
  • 2 inches
  • Greater than 2 inches
INTERIOR FOUNDATION INSULATION – MATERIAL
  • Fiberglass batt
  • Fiberglass blown
  • Rockwool batt
  • Rockwool blown
  • Cellulose
  • Foam (rigid board)
  • Foam (sprayed-in)
  • Other
INTERIOR FOUNDATION INSULATION – R-VALUE
  • Less than R-11
  • R-11
  • R-13
  • R-15
  • R-19
  • R-21
  • R-24
  • Greater than R-24
UNDER SLAB INSULATION – MATERIAL
  • Fiberglass board
  • Foam (rigid board)
  • Foam (sprayed-in)
  • Other
UNDER SLAB INSULATION – THICKNESS
  • Less than 1 inch
  • 1 inch
  • 1.5 inches
  • 2 inches
  • Greater than 2 inches
PURCHASER / INSTALLER
  • Majority purchased by a professional contractor
  • Majority installed by a professional contractor
PLACE OF PURCHASE
  • Home center – Home Depot
  • Home center – Lowe's
  • Home center – Menards
  • Home center – Other
  • Hardware store
  • Specialty store
  • Lumber yard
  • Discount store
  • Other
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