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Residential Insulation

Residential Insulation in the US by Material, Project Type, Housing Type, Area of Building and Region

US demand for residential insulation products is projected to increase 2.6% per year to 4.9 billion pounds in 2022. Continued growth in single-family housing construction, as well as increasingly stringent building codes and rising awareness of insulation’s role in energy efficiency in residential buildings, will boost demand for all material types.

This report covers residential insulation demand by material and product form (batts and blankets, rigid board, loose fill, sprayed-on, blown-in, and all other product forms). Data are given in dollars, pounds, square feet, and square feet of R-1 value.

Residential insulation materials covered in this study include:
Fiberglass
Foamed Plastic
Cellulose
Mineral Wool
Other materials (e.g., reflective insulation, radiant barriers, perlite, vermiculite, and all other)

Additionally, demand is broken out by project type (new and retrofit), housing type (single-family, multifamily, and manufactured housing), area of building (attic and roof, exterior wall, and other), region (Northeast, Midwest, South, and West), and subregion.

Scope of the Report
This report analyzes the size and growth of the US residential insulation market, including key trends in applications and market segmentation. Historical data are provided for 2007, 2012, and 2017 with forecasts for 2022, with year by year historical market volatility also addressed. Data are provided in dollars, pounds, square feet, and square feet of R-1 value. Also included is an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table Figure 1-1 | Key Trends in US Residential Insulation Market, 2017 - 2022
  • OVERVIEW
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 2-1 | US Residential Insulation Market Overview
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table Residential Insulation Market, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Figure 2-2 | Residential Insulation Market, 2007 - 2017
    • Residential Insulation Product Forecasts
      • R-1 Value
        • Table Residential Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022
      • Pounds & Square Feet
        • Table Residential Insulation Volume & Area Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 2-3 | Residential Insulation Volume & Area Demand Shares, 2017
      • Market Value
        • Table Residential Insulation Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table Average Insulation Prices by Material, 2007 - 2022
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
      • Overview
        • Table US Residential Insulation Market: Environmental & Regulatory Issues
      • Building Codes & Green Building
      • Indoor Air Quality & Health & Safety Issues
      • Climate Zones & R-Values
        • Table Figure 2-4 | Continental US Climate Zone Map & Suggested R-Values
  • FIBERGLASS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 3-1 | Key Trends in the US Residential Fiberglass Insulation Market
    • Definition & Scope
    • Fiberglass Market Size & Forecasts by Value, Volume, &Area
      • Table Residential Fiberglass Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 3-2 | Residential Fiberglass Insulation Value, Volume, &Area Demand Shares, 2007 - 2022
    • Material Advantages & Disadvantages
      • Table Fiberglass Insulation Advantages & Disadvantages
    • Product Trends (Batts, Blankets, Loose Fill, &Rigid Boards)
      • Table Residential Fiberglass Insulation Demand by Product Form, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 3-3 | Residential Fiberglass Insulation Volume Demand by Product Form, 2012 - 2022
    • New Versus Retrofit Projects
      • Table Residential Fiberglass Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 3-4 | New Housing Versus Retrofit Fiberglass Demand Volatility, 2007 - 2017
    • Demand by Housing Type (Single-Family, Multifamily, &Manufactured Housing)
      • Table Residential Fiberglass Insulation Demand by Housing Type, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 3-5 | Single-Family Demand Share of Total Residential Fiberglass Insulation Market, 2007 - 2022
    • Fiberglass Insulation by Area of Residential Building
      • Table Fiberglass Insulation Demand by Area of Residential Building, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 3-6 | Fiberglass Insulation Volume Demand by Area of Residential Building, 2017
    • Market Share
      • Table Figure 3-7 | Residential Fiberglass Insulation Market Share, 2017
  • FOAMED PLASTIC
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 4-1 | Key Trends in the US Residential Foamed Plastic Insulation Market
    • Definition & Scope
    • Foamed Plastic Market Size & Forecasts by Value, Volume, &Area
      • Table Residential Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Residential Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand Drivers & Restraints
    • Material Advantages & Disadvantages
      • Table Foamed Plastic Materials Advantages & Disadvantages
    • Product Trends
      • Rigid Urethane - Rigid Board Versus Sprayed-On Product Forms
        • Table Residential Rigid Urethane Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Rigid Urethane Boards
        • Table Residential Rigid Urethane Board Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Sprayed-On Urethane - Open-Cell Versus Closed-Cell
        • Table Residential Sprayed-On Urethane Insulation Demand by Type
        • Table Figure 4-2 | Open-Cell Versus Closed-Cell Value Demand Shares, 2007 - 2022
      • Polystyrene - Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Versus Extruded Polystyrene (XPS)
        • Table Polystyrene: Expanded Polystyrene & Extruded Polystyrene Residential Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 4-3 | EPS Versus XPS Residential Insulation Value Demand Shares, 2007 - 2022
      • Impact of Growing Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) Market
    • New Versus Retrofit Projects
      • Table Residential Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2007 - 2022
    • Demand by Housing Type (Single-Family, Multifamily, &Manufactured Housing)
      • Table Residential Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand by Housing Type, 2007 - 2022
    • Foamed Plastic Insulation by Area of Residential Building
      • Table Foamed Plastic Insulation Demand by Area of Residential Building, 2007 - 2022
    • Market Share
      • Table Figure 4-4 | Residential Foamed Plastic Insulation Market Share, 2017
  • CELLULOSE
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 5-1 | Key Trends in the US Residential Cellulose Insulation Market
    • Definition & Scope
    • Cellulose Market Size & Forecasts by Value, Volume, &Area
      • Table Residential Cellulose Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Residential Cellulose Insulation Demand Drivers & Restraints
    • Material Advantages & Disadvantages
      • Table Cellulose Material Advantages & Disadvantages
    • Product Trends (Blow-In Versus Spray-Applied)
      • Table Residential Cellulose Insulation Demand by Product Form, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 5-2 | Blow-In Versus Spray-Applied Cellulose Insulation Demand Shares, 2007 - 2022
    • New Versus Retrofit Projects
      • Table Residential Cellulose Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 5-3 | New Housing Cellulose Insulation Demand Versus Single-Family Housing Starts, 2007 - 2022
    • Demand by Housing Type (Single-Family, Multifamily, &Manufactured Housing)
      • Table Residential Cellulose Insulation Demand by Housing Type, 2007 - 2022
    • Cellulose Insulation by Area of Residential Building
      • Table Cellulose Insulation Demand by Area of Residential Building, 2007 - 2022
    • Market Share
      • Table Figure 5-4 | Residential Cellulose Insulation Market Share, 2017
  • MINERAL WOOL
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 6-1 | Key Trends in the US Residential Mineral Wool Insulation Market
    • Definition & Scope
    • Mineral Wool Market Size & Forecasts by Value, Volume, &Area
      • Table Residential Mineral Wool Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Residential Mineral Wool Insulation Demand Drivers & Restraints
    • Material Advantages & Disadvantages
      • Table Mineral Wool Material Advantages & Disadvantages
    • Product (Batts & Blankets, Loose Fill, &Other Forms) &Material (Rock Wool & Slag Wool) Trends
      • Table Residential Mineral Wool Insulation Demand by Product Form & Material, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 6-2 | Residential Mineral Wool Insulation Value & Volume Demand Shares by Product Form, 2017
    • New Versus Retrofit Projects
      • Table Residential Mineral Wool Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2007 - 2022
    • Demand by Housing Type (Single-Family, Multifamily, &Manufactured Housing
      • Table Residential Mineral Wool Insulation Demand by Housing Type, 2007 - 2022
    • Mineral Wool Insulation by Area of Residential Building
      • Table Residential Mineral Wool Insulation Demand by Area of Residential Building, 2007 - 2022
    • Market Share
      • Table Figure 6-3 | Residential Mineral Wool Insulation Market Share, 2017
  • OTHER MATERIALS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 7-1 | Key Trends for Other Residential Insulation Materials
    • Other Insulation Materials Market Size & Forecasts
      • Overview
        • Table Other Residential Insulation Material Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Reflective Insulation & Radiant Barriers
        • Table Residential Reflective Insulation & Radiant Barrier Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Perlite & Vermiculite
        • Table Residential Perlite & Vermiculite Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • All Other (Wool, Cork, Cotton, Recycled Denim, Hemp, &All Other Materials)
        • Table All Other Residential Insulation Materials Demand, 2007 - 2022
  • HOUSING TYPE
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 8-1 | Key Single-Family, Multifamily, &Manufactured Housing Insulation Trends
    • Outlook for Insulation by Housing Type
      • Table Residential Insulation Demand by Housing Type, 2007 - 2022
    • Single-Family
      • Table Single-Family Housing Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2007 - 2022
    • Multifamily
      • Table Multifamily Housing Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2007 - 2022
    • Manufactured Housing
      • Table Manufactured Housing Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2007 - 2022
  • NEW & RETROFIT INSULATION MARKETS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 9-1 | Key Trends in New Housing & Retrofit Insulation Markets
    • Outlook for Insulation by Project Type
      • Table Residential Insulation Demand by Project Type, 2007 - 2022
    • New Housing
      • Table New Housing Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 9-2 | New Housing Insulation Demand Share by Material, 2007 - 2022
    • Retrofit Projects
      • Table Residential Retrofit Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 9-3 | Retrofit Insulation Demand Versus Residential Improvement & Repair Spending, 2007 - 2022
  • AREA OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDING INSULATION TRENDS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 10-1 | Key Insulation Trends by Area of Residential Building
    • Outlook for Insulation by Area of Residential Building
      • Table Insulation Demand by Area of Residential Building, 2007 - 2022
    • Attic & Roof
      • Table Residential Insulation Demand in Attics & Roofs, 2007 - 2022
    • Exterior Walls
      • Table Residential Insulation Demand in Exterior Walls, 2007 - 2022
    • Other
      • Table Residential Insulation Demand in Other Building Areas, 2007 - 2022
  • REGIONS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 11-1 | Key Regional Trends in Residential Insulation Demand
    • Regional Demand Forecasts
      • Table Residential Insulation Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 11-2 | Regional Residential Insulation Demand Shares, 2017
    • Northeast
      • Northeast: Overview
        • Table Figure 11-3 | Northeast: Residential Insulation Indicators & Market Position, 2017
      • Northeast: Demand Forecast
        • Table Northeast Residential Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022
    • Midwest
      • Midwest: Overview
        • Table Figure 11-4 | Midwest: Residential Insulation Indicators & Market Position, 2017
      • Midwest: Demand Forecast
        • Table Midwest Residential Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022
    • South
      • South: Overview
        • Table Figure 11-5 | South: Residential Insulation Indicators & Market Position, 2017
      • South: Demand Forecast
        • Table South Residential Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022
    • West
      • West: Overview
        • Table Figure 11-6 | West: Residential Insulation Indicators & Market Position, 2017
      • West: Demand Forecast
        • Table West Residential Insulation Demand, 2007 - 2022
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • Key Findings & Industry Composition
      • Table US Residential Insulation Product Sales for Selected Companies, 2017
    • Market Share
      • Table Figure 12-1| Residential Insulation Market Share, 2017
      • Table Figure 12-2 | Leading US Residential Insulation Supplier, 2017
      • Table Figure 12-3 | Second Leading US Residential Insulation Supplier, 2017
      • Table Figure 12-4 | Third Leading US Residential Insulation Supplier, 2017
      • Table Figure 12-5 | Fourth Leading US Residential Insulation Supplier, 2017
    • Competitive Strategies
      • Product Differentiation
      • Intermaterial Competition
    • New Product Development
    • Marketing
    • Distribution
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
    • List of Industry Participants
  • APPENDIX
    • Scope
      • Table Study Scope: US Geographic Regions & Subregions
      • Table Relevant Industry Codes
      • Table Relevant HS/HTS Codes
    • Methodology
    • Sources
    • Associations & Agencies
    • Related Freedonia Group Studies
    • Definitions
      • Table Insulation R-Values by Material
    • Abbreviations
      • Table Abbreviations Used in Study
    • Macroeconomic Assumptions
      • Economic Environment
        • Table Macroeconomic Indicators, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 13-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2017, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average
      • Demographics
        • Table Population & Households, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 13-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2002 - 2017
      • Residential Building Construction
        • Table Residential Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 - 2022
      • Residential Improvements & Repairs
        • Table Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2007 - 2022
      • Housing Starts
        • Table New Housing Indicators, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 13-3 | New Housing Square Footage by Housing Type, 2002 - 2017
      • Housing Stock
        • Table Housing Stock by Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 13-4 | Housing Stock by Year of Construction, 2017
      • Consumer Spending
        • Table Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2007 - 2022
      • Consumer Financing
        • Table Consumer Financing Environment, 2007 - 2017

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