This month’s issue includes stories about three unfilled market niches that are significant opportunities for builders: culturally aware housing, live-work housing, and Missing Middle Housing.
Exclusive Research: Window and Door Trends
Builders and architects reveal their top considerations for selecting windows and doors.
Energy efficiency and price are among the top three considerations when builders choose windows and doors, according to Professional Builder’s 2014 Windows and Doors survey.
Methodology and Respondent InformationThis survey was distributed between March 3 and March 14, 2014, to a random sample of Professional Builder’s print and digital readers. No incentive was offered. By closing date, a total of 223 eligible readers responded. Respondent breakdown by discipline: 35 percent diversified builder/remodeler; 27.3 percent custom home builder; 13.2 percent architect/designer engaged in home building; 6.4 percent production builder; 3.6 percent manufactured, modular, log home, or systems builder; 2.3 percent multifamily; and 12.3 percent other. Almost 67 percent of respondents sold one to five homes in 2013, and 9 percent sold more than 50 homes.