Research Offers Insight Into Housewrap Trends

September 23, 2019
Research Offers Insight Into Housewrap Trends
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Key points from a presentation from Home Innovation Research Labs provides a look at current trends and opportunities in housewrap for the residential market. Higher-end homes and multifamily construction are leading the way in the use of alternatives for traditional housewrap.


·The majority of the housewrap and weather-resistant barrier (WRB) market is in new homes—about 60 percent of housewrap/WRB material is installed on new homes; the remainder is installed primarily on homes being re-sided.

·Traditional mechanically-attached housewraps still make up more than two-thirds of all housewrap and WRB materials installed, but alternatives are making inroads.


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