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2012 U.S. Building Product Usage Data Reports Available for Immediate Delivery!

September 16, 2013 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Hot Off the Presses: 2012 Building Product Usage Data Reports

Did you know... spray foam insulation had its biggest year ever in 2012, gaining 10 percent market share for exterior walls in the past 5 years?

Did you know... bronze finishes now hold the top spot for lavatory faucets, but bronze shares an almost even three-way tie with nickel and chrome for kitchen fixtures?

Did you know... hardwood flooring growth continues to lead the flooring sector, but most of the momentum is fueled by an increasing popularity of engineered hardwood? 

These are just a few of the interesting findings from our most recent U.S. Annual Builder and Consumer Practices Reports, which top building product manufacturers have used for more than 20 years to determine market demand and identify trends like these in the building materials market. 2012 reports are now available for immediate delivery to building product manufacturers interested in this kind of valuable information to position their products and materials optimally in today’s ever-changing market.

The Builder Practices Reports cover building products used in new residential construction in the following categories:

Appliances | Bathroom Accessories | Beams & Headers | Cabinets for Kitchen & Bath
Countertops | Deck & Porch Railings | Driveways | Ducts | Exterior Doors | Faucets
Fencing & Landscape Walls | Finish Flooring | Fire Sprinkler Systems | Foundations
Garage Doors | Home Standby Generators | House Wrap & Radiant Barriers | HVAC Systems
Insulation | Interior Doors | Interior Finishes | Outdoor Structures | Patio Doors
Plumbing Fixtures | Radiant Heating Systems | Roofing | Sheathing–Floor, Roof & Wall
Shutters & Exterior Trim | Siding & Exterior Cladding | Soffit & Fascia
Structural Systems–Floor, Roof & Wall | Swimming Pools | Windows

The Consumer Practices Reports cover the building products used in residential repair and remodeling and can be paired with the Builder Practices reports to give you a complete view of the residential construction market. Consumer Practices reports are available in the following categories:

Appliances | Bathroom Accessories | Cabinets | Countertops | Deck & Porch Railings
Finish Flooring | Garage Doors | Insulation | Interior Doors | Interior Finishes
Outdoor Structures | Patio Doors | Roofing | Sheathing | Shutters & Exterior Trim
Siding & Exterior Cladding | Soffit & Fascia | Structural Systems | Windows

Report prices range from $5,000 - 9,000 with geographic details available down to the state level.

if you are a building product manufacturer fine tuning the rest of this year's marketing plans or gearing up for next year's campaigns or product launches, you need the detailed information provided by these building product usage reports. Contact Chris Steuble, manager of survey operations, today for a sample report or to place your order for the 2012 Annual Builder & Consumer Practices Reports.

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ABOUT: Home Innovation Research Labs, located in Upper Marlboro, Md., is a full-service research, testing, and consulting firm determined to improve the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of single- and multifamily homes and home building products – in short, we aim to perfect the home. Founded in 1964 as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), our team has been integral in solving many of our client’s most difficult product and technology issues, and helping to introduce some of the most groundbreaking innovations in residential construction. Through an interdisciplinary research approach – including market research, building science analysis, laboratory testing, and standards development – we help to find a home for innovation in the residential construction industry.

NOTE TO EDITORS ON STYLE USAGE: To identify this company and its work correctly, first reference should be "Home Innovation Research Labs." In subsequent mentions, "Home Innovation Labs” or simply “Home Innovation” are acceptable and accurate alternative references; we are not identified by an acronym. Prior to February 12, 2013, the company was known as the NAHB Research Center.