Survey: Building envelope materials selection
from Professional Builder
More than half of the 255 respondents in Professional Builder's survey said that they tried new building-envelope products or construction methods in the past two years, and 31 percent were still assessing the benefits of those new approaches. However, 21 percent indicated that they were pleased with their trials. Building-envelope components are out of sight and out of mind for buyers. Consequently, only a third of builders noted that building envelope construction was a top concern for their clients compared with 54 percent who said that other factors were more important than understanding the long-term benefits of a quality-built shell for their home. Thirteen percent indicated that the envelope was not a factor at all in their customers’ buying decision.
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