A new report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) breaks down the most commonly used energy efficient products by remodelers. According to the NAHB’s Q1 2014 Remodeling Market Index, almost 90 percent of remodelers surveyed said they’d used low efficiency windows on a project in the past year, the highest share of all efficient products included in the index.
Thirty-seven percent of remodelers used building materials derived from renewable resources and 36 percent used alternatives to dimensional lumber, like laminated strand lumber (LSL). Visit www.whatislsl.com to find out more about LSL and other alternatives to dimensional lumber. Also, take a look at this ‘Why Choose Wood’ infographic from LP Building Products, which explains the energy efficient process of wood manufacturing.
Read the full article from NAHB here.
Big builder market share has doubled in the last 25 years and now represents about 50 percent of housing starts nationwide – and even 75 percent in some major metro areas. These mega-builders have huge budgets for both land development and marketing. It’s increasingly difficult for small and medium-sized builders to compete, but LP is committed to helping them prosper.Continue Reading
GoBankRates.com estimates that the average tax refund this year will total about $3,000. In a survey conducted by that organization, 10 percent of respondents said they plan to splurge on a vacation or luxury item when the refund arrives. But 9 percent plan to use that money for a “major purchase.”
To better serve its customers in areas of order accuracy and delivery predictability, LP has set some of the industry’s most aspirational supply chain goals. Senior leaders meet regularly with experts at Gartner, arguably the nation’s best consulting firm in the realm of supply chain optimization. The aim is to apply best practices in procurement, logistics and working capital across more than $1 billion of addressable spend.
Move aside, Old Man Winter—it’s officially springtime. Could your home’s exterior use some sprucing up before you’re officially ready to soak up the sun? This spring cleaning season, make sure you’re showing some TLC to both the interior and exterior of your home.