Residential Insulation

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Increasingly Stringent Building Codes and Single-Family Housing Construction Activity to Fuel Demand Growth

Residential Insulation

Gains will be driven by healthy growth in single-family housing starts and the installation of a greater amount of insulation in new housing structures as more areas of the US begin to comply with stricter International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) mandates.

Key Findings in the Residential Insulation Study:

Fiberglass and Foamed Plastic Insulation to Maintain Leading Positions in the Residential Market

Fiberglass will remain by far the most widely used insulation material in residential buildings. Construction professionals and DIYers will continue to favor the material because of its low cost, good insulative properties, and ease of installation.

Demand for foamed plastic is expected to rise at a strong pace through 2022, due in part to more stringent building codes calling for improved insulation in homes – a major focus of the IECC. Despite its higher cost, homeowners will increasingly specify foamed plastic insulation for its ability to seal between walls and in hard-to-reach areas such as crawl spaces.

Single-Family Housing Continues to Drive Demand

In 2017, single-family housing accounted for the vast majority of residential insulation market value, and it will account for most of the demand gains through 2022. Going forward, demand for insulation in single-family residences will be driven by healthy advances in single-family housing starts, greater adoption of more stringent IECC building codes, a favorable lending environment, growth in the number of houses with two or more stories, and rising consumer interest in making single-family homes more energy efficient.

Study Coverage

This industry study presents historical demand data (2007, 2012, and 2017) and forecasts for 2022 by material (fiberglass, foamed plastic, cellulose, mineral wool, and other materials), by project type (new and retrofit), by housing type (single-family, multifamily, and manufactured housing), by area of building (attic and roof, exterior wall, and other), by region (Northeast, Midwest, South, and West), and by subregion. Data are presented in current dollars (which are not adjusted to account for inflation), and in volume terms by the following measures: pounds, square feet R-1 value, and square feet. In pounds and square feet R-1 measures, reflective insulation and radiant barriers are excluded. The study also evaluates company market share and provides analysis on industry competitors including American Rockwool, Applegate Insulation, Atlas Roofing, BASF, Carlisle, CertainTeed, Covestro, DowDuPont, Fiberlite Technologies, Huntsman, Johns Manville, Kingspan, Knauf Insulation, Nu-Wool, Owens Corning, ROCKWOOL, Sealed Air, and US Greenfiber.

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  1. Residential Insulation

    $4,900.00

    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $134.00

      1. Figure 1-1 | Key Trends in US Residential Insulation Market, 2017 - 2022

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

      $1,010.00

      1. 2.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 2-1 | US Residential Insulation Market Overview

      2. 2.2 Historical Market Trends

        $118.00

        1. Table | Residential Insulation Market, 2007 - 2017

        2. Figure 2-2 | Residential Insulation Market, 2007 - 2017

      3. 2.3 Residential Insulation Product Forecasts

        $370.00

        1. 2.3.1 R-1 Value

          $96.00

          1. Table | Residential Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

        2. 2.3.2 Pounds & Square Feet

          $149.00

          1. Table | Residential Insulation Volume & Area Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 2-3 | Residential Insulation Volume & Area Demand Shares, 2017

        3. 2.3.3 Market Value

          $123.00

          1. Table | Residential Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

      4. 2.4 Pricing Trends

        $101.00

        1. Table | Average Insulation Prices by Material, 2007 - 2022

      5. 2.5 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $373.00

        1. 2.5.1 Overview

          $176.00

          1. Table | US Residential Insulation Market: Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        2. 2.5.2 Building Codes & Green Building

          $82.00

        3. 2.5.3 Indoor Air Quality & Health & Safety Issues

          $82.00

        4. 2.5.4 Climate Zones & R-Values

          $82.00

          1. Figure 2-4 | Continental US Climate Zone Map & Suggested R-Values

    3. 3 FIBERGLASS

      $1,121.00

      1. 3.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 3-1 | Key Trends in the US Residential Fiberglass Insulation Market

      2. 3.2 Definition & Scope

        $82.00

      3. 3.3 Fiberglass Market Size & Forecasts by Value, Volume, &Area

        $127.00

        1. Table | Residential Fiberglass Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 3-2 | Residential Fiberglass Insulation Value, Volume, &Area Demand Shares, 2007 - 2022

      4. 3.4 Material Advantages & Disadvantages

        $82.00

        1. Table | Fiberglass Insulation Advantages & Disadvantages

      5. 3.5 Product Trends (Batts, Blankets, Loose Fill, &Rigid Boards)

        $182.00

        1. Table | Residential Fiberglass Insulation Demand by Product Form, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 3-3 | Residential Fiberglass Insulation Volume Demand by Product Form, 2012 - 2022

      6. 3.6 New Versus Retrofit Projects

        $192.00

        1. Table | Residential Fiberglass Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 3-4 | New Housing Versus Retrofit Fiberglass Demand Volatility, 2007 - 2017

      7. 3.7 Demand by Housing Type (Single-Family, Multifamily, &Manufactured Housing)

        $197.00

        1. Table | Residential Fiberglass Insulation Demand by Housing Type, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 3-5 | Single-Family Demand Share of Total Residential Fiberglass Insulation Market, 2007 - 2022

      8. 3.8 Fiberglass Insulation by Area of Residential Building

        $152.00

        1. Table | Fiberglass Insulation Demand by Area of Residential Building, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 3-6 | Fiberglass Insulation Volume Demand by Area of Residential Building, 2017

      9. 3.9 Market Share

        $86.00

        1. Figure 3-7 | Residential Fiberglass Insulation Market Share, 2017

    4. 4 FOAMED PLASTIC

      $1,715.00

      1. 4.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 4-1 | Key Trends in the US Residential Foamed Plastic Insulation Market

      2. 4.2 Definition & Scope

        $101.00

      3. 4.3 Foamed Plastic Market Size & Forecasts by Value, Volume, &Area

        $236.00

        1. Table | Residential Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022

        2. Table | Residential Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand Drivers & Restraints

      4. 4.4 Material Advantages & Disadvantages

        $82.00

        1. Table | Foamed Plastic Materials Advantages & Disadvantages

      5. 4.5 Product Trends

        $655.00

        1. 4.5.1 Rigid Urethane - Rigid Board Versus Sprayed-On Product Forms

          $82.00

          1. Table | Residential Rigid Urethane Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022

        2. 4.5.2 Rigid Urethane Boards

          $99.00

          1. Table | Residential Rigid Urethane Board Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. 4.5.3 Sprayed-On Urethane - Open-Cell Versus Closed-Cell

          $272.00

          1. Table | Residential Sprayed-On Urethane Insulation Demand by Type

          2. Figure 4-2 | Open-Cell Versus Closed-Cell Value Demand Shares, 2007 - 2022

        4. 4.5.4 Polystyrene - Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Versus Extruded Polystyrene (XPS)

          $141.00

          1. Table | Polystyrene: Expanded Polystyrene & Extruded Polystyrene Residential Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 4-3 | EPS Versus XPS Residential Insulation Value Demand Shares, 2007 - 2022

        5. 4.5.5 Impact of Growing Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) Market

          $82.00

      6. 4.6 New Versus Retrofit Projects

        $205.00

        1. Table | Residential Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2007 - 2022

      7. 4.7 Demand by Housing Type (Single-Family, Multifamily, &Manufactured Housing)

        $168.00

        1. Table | Residential Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand by Housing Type, 2007 - 2022

      8. 4.8 Foamed Plastic Insulation by Area of Residential Building

        $109.00

        1. Table | Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand by Area of Residential Building, 2007 - 2022

      9. 4.9 Market Share

        $137.00

        1. Figure 4-4 | Residential Foamed Plastic Insulation Market Share, 2017

    5. 5 CELLULOSE

      $1,020.00

      1. 5.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 5-1 | Key Trends in the US Residential Cellulose Insulation Market

      2. 5.2 Definition & Scope

        $82.00

      3. 5.3 Cellulose Market Size & Forecasts by Value, Volume, &Area

        $182.00

        1. Table | Residential Cellulose Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022

        2. Table | Residential Cellulose Insulation Demand Drivers & Restraints

      4. 5.4 Material Advantages & Disadvantages

        $91.00

        1. Table | Cellulose Material Advantages & Disadvantages

      5. 5.5 Product Trends (Blow-In Versus Spray-Applied)

        $166.00

        1. Table | Residential Cellulose Insulation Demand by Product Form, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 5-2 | Blow-In Versus Spray-Applied Cellulose Insulation Demand Shares, 2007 - 2022

      6. 5.6 New Versus Retrofit Projects

        $171.00

        1. Table | Residential Cellulose Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 5-3 | New Housing Cellulose Insulation Demand Versus Single-Family Housing Starts, 2007 - 2022

      7. 5.7 Demand by Housing Type (Single-Family, Multifamily, &Manufactured Housing)

        $135.00

        1. Table | Residential Cellulose Insulation Demand by Housing Type, 2007 - 2022

      8. 5.8 Cellulose Insulation by Area of Residential Building

        $99.00

        1. Table | Cellulose Insulation Demand by Area of Residential Building, 2007 - 2022

      9. 5.9 Market Share

        $82.00

        1. Figure 5-4 | Residential Cellulose Insulation Market Share, 2017

    6. 6 MINERAL WOOL

      $901.00

      1. 6.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 6-1 | Key Trends in the US Residential Mineral Wool Insulation Market

      2. 6.2 Definition & Scope

        $82.00

      3. 6.3 Mineral Wool Market Size & Forecasts by Value, Volume, &Area

        $129.00

        1. Table | Residential Mineral Wool Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022

        2. Table | Residential Mineral Wool Insulation Demand Drivers & Restraints

      4. 6.4 Material Advantages & Disadvantages

        $82.00

        1. Table | Mineral Wool Material Advantages & Disadvantages

      5. 6.5 Product (Batts & Blankets, Loose Fill, &Other Forms) &Material (Rock Wool & Slag Wool) Trends

        $210.00

        1. Table | Residential Mineral Wool Insulation Demand by Product Form & Material, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 6-2 | Residential Mineral Wool Insulation Value & Volume Demand Shares by Product Form, 2017

      6. 6.6 New Versus Retrofit Projects

        $130.00

        1. Table | Residential Mineral Wool Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2007 - 2022

      7. 6.7 Demand by Housing Type (Single-Family, Multifamily, &Manufactured Housing

        $122.00

        1. Table | Residential Mineral Wool Insulation Demand by Housing Type, 2007 - 2022

      8. 6.8 Mineral Wool Insulation by Area of Residential Building

        $84.00

        1. Table | Residential Mineral Wool Insulation Demand by Area of Residential Building, 2007 - 2022

      9. 6.9 Market Share

        $82.00

        1. Figure 6-3 | Residential Mineral Wool Insulation Market Share, 2017

    7. 7 OTHER MATERIALS

      $460.00

      1. 7.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 7-1 | Key Trends for Other Residential Insulation Materials

      2. 7.2 Other Insulation Materials Market Size & Forecasts

        $414.00

        1. 7.2.1 Overview

          $87.00

          1. Table | Other Residential Insulation Material Demand, 2007 - 2022

        2. 7.2.2 Reflective Insulation & Radiant Barriers

          $123.00

          1. Table | Residential Reflective Insulation & Radiant Barrier Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. 7.2.3 Perlite & Vermiculite

          $111.00

          1. Table | Residential Perlite & Vermiculite Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. 7.2.4 All Other (Wool, Cork, Cotton, Recycled Denim, Hemp, &All Other Materials)

          $90.00

          1. Table | All Other Residential Insulation Materials Demand, 2007 - 2022

    8. 8 HOUSING TYPE

      $591.00

      1. 8.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 8-1 | Key Single-Family, Multifamily, &Manufactured Housing Insulation Trends

      2. 8.2 Outlook for Insulation by Housing Type

        $122.00

        1. Table | Residential Insulation Demand by Housing Type, 2007 - 2022

      3. 8.3 Single-Family

        $161.00

        1. Table | Single-Family Housing Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2007 - 2022

      4. 8.4 Multifamily

        $130.00

        1. Table | Multifamily Housing Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2007 - 2022

      5. 8.5 Manufactured Housing

        $125.00

        1. Table | Manufactured Housing Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2007 - 2022

    9. 9 NEW & RETROFIT INSULATION MARKETS

      $699.00

      1. 9.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 9-1 | Key Trends in New Housing & Retrofit Insulation Markets

      2. 9.2 Outlook for Insulation by Project Type

        $117.00

        1. Table | Residential Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2007 - 2022

      3. 9.3 New Housing

        $253.00

        1. Table | New Housing Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 9-2 | New Housing Insulation Demand Share by Material, 2007 - 2022

      4. 9.4 Retrofit Projects

        $283.00

        1. Table | Residential Retrofit Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 9-3 | Retrofit Insulation Demand Versus Residential Improvement & Repair Spending, 2007 - 2022

    10. 10 AREA OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDING INSULATION TRENDS

      $453.00

      1. 10.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 10-1 | Key Insulation Trends by Area of Residential Building

      2. 10.2 Outlook for Insulation by Area of Residential Building

        $82.00

        1. Table | Insulation Demand by Area of Residential Building, 2007 - 2022

      3. 10.3 Attic & Roof

        $117.00

        1. Table | Residential Insulation Demand in Attics & Roofs, 2007 - 2022

      4. 10.4 Exterior Walls

        $111.00

        1. Table | Residential Insulation Demand in Exterior Walls, 2007 - 2022

      5. 10.5 Other

        $113.00

        1. Table | Residential Insulation Demand in Other Building Areas, 2007 - 2022

    11. 11 REGIONS

      $1,213.00

      1. 11.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 11-1 | Key Regional Trends in Residential Insulation Demand

      2. 11.2 Regional Demand Forecasts

        $192.00

        1. Table | Residential Insulation Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 11-2 | Regional Residential Insulation Demand Shares, 2017

      3. 11.3 Northeast

        $299.00

        1. 11.3.1 Northeast: Overview

          $82.00

          1. Figure 11-3 | Northeast: Residential Insulation Indicators & Market Position, 2017

        2. 11.3.2 Northeast: Demand Forecast

          $280.00

          1. Table | Northeast Residential Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022

      4. 11.4 Midwest

        $209.00

        1. 11.4.1 Midwest: Overview

          $82.00

          1. Figure 11-4 | Midwest: Residential Insulation Indicators & Market Position, 2017

        2. 11.4.2 Midwest: Demand Forecast

          $189.00

          1. Table | Midwest Residential Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022

      5. 11.5 South

        $271.00

        1. 11.5.1 South: Overview

          $82.00

          1. Figure 11-5 | South: Residential Insulation Indicators & Market Position, 2017

        2. 11.5.2 South: Demand Forecast

          $245.00

          1. Table | South Residential Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022

      6. 11.6 West

        $188.00

        1. 11.6.1 West: Overview

          $82.00

          1. Figure 11-6 | West: Residential Insulation Indicators & Market Position, 2017

        2. 11.6.2 West: Demand Forecast

          $169.00

          1. Table | West Residential Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022

    12. 12 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $1,986.00

      1. 12.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

        $136.00

        1. Table | US Residential Insulation Product Sales for Selected Companies, 2017

      2. 12.2 Market Share

        $303.00

        1. Figure 12-1| Residential Insulation Market Share, 2017

        2. Figure 12-2 | Leading US Residential Insulation Supplier, 2017

        3. Figure 12-3 | Second Leading US Residential Insulation Supplier, 2017

        4. Figure 12-4 | Third Leading US Residential Insulation Supplier, 2017

        5. Figure 12-5 | Fourth Leading US Residential Insulation Supplier, 2017

      3. 12.3 Competitive Strategies

        $134.00

        1. 12.3.1 Product Differentiation

          $82.00

        2. 12.3.2 Intermaterial Competition

          $82.00

      4. 12.4 New Product Development

        $126.00

      5. 12.5 Marketing

        $82.00

      6. 12.6 Distribution

        $124.00

      7. 12.7 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $155.00

        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      8. 12.8 List of Industry Participants

        $927.00

    13. 13 APPENDIX

      $2,434.00

      1. 13.1 Scope

        $274.00

        1. Table | Study Scope: US Geographic Regions & Subregions

        2. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        3. Table | Relevant HS/HTS Codes

      2. 13.2 Methodology

        $173.00

      3. 13.3 Sources

        $82.00

      4. 13.4 Associations & Agencies

        $82.00

      5. 13.5 Related Freedonia Group Studies

        $82.00

      6. 13.6 Definitions

        $506.00

        1. Table | Insulation R-Values by Material

      7. 13.7 Abbreviations

        $82.00

        1. Table | Abbreviations Used in Study

      8. 13.8 Macroeconomic Assumptions

        $1,263.00

        1. 13.8.1 Economic Environment

          $161.00

          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 13-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2017, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 13.8.2 Demographics

          $166.00

          1. Table | Population & Households, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 13-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2002 - 2017

        3. 13.8.3 Residential Building Construction

          $103.00

          1. Table | Residential Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 - 2022

        4. 13.8.4 Residential Improvements & Repairs

          $82.00

          1. Table | Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2007 - 2022

        5. 13.8.5 Housing Starts

          $156.00

          1. Table | New Housing Indicators, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 13-3 | New Housing Square Footage by Housing Type, 2002 - 2017

        6. 13.8.6 Housing Stock

          $105.00

          1. Table | Housing Stock by Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 13-4 | Housing Stock by Year of Construction, 2017

        7. 13.8.7 Consumer Spending

          $131.00

          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2007 - 2022

        8. 13.8.8 Consumer Financing

          $370.00

          1. Table | Consumer Financing Environment, 2007 - 2017

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