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2013 U.S. Remodeling Product Usage Data Reports Available for Immediate Delivery!

May 16, 2014 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Available for Immediate Delivery: 2013 Remodeling Product Usage Data Reports

For residential building product manufacturers wondering how the remodeling industry is doing, data from the Home Innovation Research Labs' 2013 Consumer Practices Survey shows a mixed bag - moderate growth in some categories, but not in others. Now is the time to seize on the opportunities available in the current market. For example:

Did you know... there were about 1.25 million additions built onto U.S. homes in 2013, and that nearly 7 million homes got new finished living space through conversions?

Did you know... the most common conversions involved basements (2.3 million), garages or carports (1.7 million), and porches (1.3 million)?

Did you know... high income households lean heavily toward new additions, while lower income households are more likely to convert garages and carports into living area? 

Did you know... granite is still the leading kitchen countertop material in remodeling at 37%, but quartz/engineered stone is making inroads and is now at 11%?

This is just a glimpse of the interesting findings from our recent U.S. Annual Consumer Practices Reports. Top building product manufacturers have used Home Innovation's survey data for nearly 20 years to determine market demand and identify trends like these in the building materials market. 2013 reports are now available for immediate delivery to manufacturers interested in this kind of valuable information to position their products and materials optimally in today’s ever-changing market.

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. Contact Chris Steuble, manager of survey operations, today for a sample report or to place your order for the 2013 Annual Consumer (and/or Builder) 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.