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Exterior Pros: Level Up Your Offerings with These Products

For home improvement pros who want to increase their product offerings geared toward sustainability and accessibility, here are three recent product releases to consider, including a sustainable siding alternative made from rice hulls, a new ADA-compliant doorglass and an exterior cladding option made from palmwood.

Kaitlin N. Schuler

August 3, 2022

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There is a growing focus on sustainability and accessibility in home building and remodeling practices in the U.S. that is unlikely to slow anytime soon. Data from Simon-Kucher & Partners' 2021 Global Sustainability Study showed that 85% of consumers have become more sustainability-focused in their purchasing habits in recent years, which extends to their material choices for roofing and exteriors projects. And when it comes to the importance of accessibility, particularly for exterior doors, an analysis from the Apartment List in 2020 found that over 20% of homes built during the 2000s are considered accessible (as it relates to physical disabilities). This is more than double the rate from 30 years earlier.  

Check out three products released this year to help you provide sustainable, accessible options for your exterior jobs, including:

  • A wood alternative for trim, siding and more from Modern Mill

  • New door glass from ODL to fit ADA-compliant doors

  • An exterior cladding option from Smith & Fong made from palmwood

 

About the Author(s)

Kaitlin N. Schuler

Editor, Infrastructure & Construction, Informa Markets

Kaitlin Schuler has nearly a decade of experience as an editor and journalist. Prior to joining Informa, Schuler served as special projects editor for Professional Remodeler magazine and, previously, editor for the American Nuclear Society. She earned a master's in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and a bachelor's in English from the University of Michigan. She now resides in southwest Michigan with her fiancé and 12-year-old cat. 

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