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