In what likely won’t be much of a surprise to anyone, a new report shows that property owners are very interested in finding ways to slash their utility bills. But the more interesting (and perhaps a bit surprising) aspect is that many of them are relying upon contractors to help them figure out exactly how to accomplish this goal.
Research compiled via a joint effort between the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) showed that while property owners may be motivated, they likely often wouldn’t take action without the help of contractors.
The combined research showed that homeowners have a “very strong interest” in reducing energy consumption. However, contractors are usually the ones who need to get the ball rolling by initiating discussions or plans involving energy-saving building and home improvement strategies.
A recent survey of NARI members shows that a majority (8 in 10) of remodelers regularly enter into discussions with homeowners about incorporating energy efficiency into their projects. While they have a variety of energy-saving tactics at their disposal, one of the most common—and most effective—is the use of spray insulation and roofing materials. This tactic alone can result in significant energy savings.
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