Survey: 77% of Buyers Want Insulation Above Code

Originally published by the following source: SBC MagazineApril 17, 2019
by Sean Shields


The latest study of recent and prospective home buyers (people who purchased a home in the last three years or are planning to do so in the next three years) provided insight into energy efficiency preferences (click image for larger version):

Of particular notes is that seventy-three percent indicate they either “desire” or “must have” their home’s insulation higher than what is required by the code. One of the most effective ways to determine whether an insulated wall system exceeds the code is to use the wood frame wall calculator and the Steel Frame Wall Calculator available on