By Tommy Knappich, Johns Manville General Manager of Building Insulation
Over the past few months, we’ve met with architects, building owners, contractors and distributors to discuss their outlook for 2019.
Residential customers have said they remain confident as a result of stabilization of interest rates, increased wages and low unemployment, and growth in household formation. The stock market had its best first quarter and most homebuilding stocks have rebounded strongly.
Commercial construction is also experiencing growth. According to Dodge Data & Analytics, nonresidential building advanced 24 percent in March 2019.
As our customers look to build on this positive momentum, Johns Manville continues to make investments into insulation plants, new products and enhancement to existing products. We are matching our growth with that of the economy and industry.
One word we keep hearing is “efficiency”, with questions like, “what products are the most efficient?” “What will deliver the most results?”
Continuous insulation remains one of our strongest opportunities. Continuous insulation can improve the comfort and health of building occupants, save money – both in construction costs and in the long-term – and can impact the durability and energy efficiency of a building.
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