Wood framing remains the overwhelmingly dominant choice for single-family, new construction homes in the United States. According to National Association of Home Builders analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, 93% of new homes were wood-framed in 2018. Wood’s share has remained steady over the past five years and number of wood-framed, new construction single-family homes rose to 778,000 in 2018, according to the data.
Non-wood based framing methods are primarily concentrated in the South due to resiliency requirements. For 2018, 98% of concrete framed homes were built in the South. Approximately two-thirds of steel framed homes built in 2018 were located in the South, with another one-third in the West.Read More