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

August 6, 2014 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Latest Data on Building Product Trends Now Available

2013 Data from Builder Practices Survey Reveal Some Surprises

Home Innovation Research Labs has been conducting its Annual Builder Practices Survey for more than 20 years, and there is never a shortage of surprising and interesting findings. For example:

Did you know... ceramic tile saw a rise in market share in the past year – from 17 to 21% -- despite a decade of being overshadowed by the growing popularity of hardwood flooring?

Did you know... steel piping made significant gains in the 2013 residential sprinkler market, though CPVC still has top billing?

Did you know... overall home sizes grew in 2013, but porches on single-family homes were smaller, found on fewer homes, and made of less expensive materials than in the previous year? 

Did you know... whole-house mechanical ventilation is now in a quarter of all new homes—up from 10% in 2008?

Did you know... installation of geothermal heat pumps in new homes has doubled since 2009—from 2% to 4%?

These are just a few of the interesting findings from our most recent U.S. Annual Builder 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 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

These reports can be paired with the Consumer Practices Reports to give you a complete view of the residential construction market. 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 Builder (and/or 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.