Data
Residential Remodeling

Sheathing

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 Sheathing report contains a summary of purchase volume in units for a wide variety of sheathing materials 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 ADDITION
  • Room(s) that are heated/air-conditioned
  • Garage or carport
  • Porch
  • Shed (barn, storage shed, workshop, etc.)
  • Other addition or new building
TYPE OF ALTERATION TO FINISHED LIVING SPACE
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Roof
SHEATHING SYSTEMS CONSTRUCTED
  • Floor sheathing or subflooring
  • Wall sheathing
  • Roof sheathing
FLOOR SHEATHING
  • Plywood – 1/2 inch (thick)
  • Plywood – 5/8 inch
  • Plywood – 3/4 inch
  • OSB – 5/8 inch
  • OSB – 3/4 inch
  • Other
WALL SHEATHING
  • Plywood – 3/8 inch (thick)
  • Plywood – 1/2 inch
  • Plywood – 5/8 inch
  • OSB – 7/16 inch
  • OSB – 1/2 inch
  • OSB – 5/8 inch
  • Foam boards
  • Fiberboard
  • Other
 
ROOF SHEATHING
  • Plywood - 3/8 inch (thick)
  • Plywood - 1/2 inch
  • Plywood - 5/8 inch
  • Plywood - 3/4 inch
  • OSB - 7/16 inch or less
  • OSB - 1/2 inch
  • OSB - 5/8 or 19/32 inch
  • OSB - 3/4 or 23/32 inch
  • Other
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