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OUTDOOR TECHNOLOGY
footage retrieval - climbed 13 points from 2022 to 2023 in
the frequency of their use, now in 83% of projects.
Audio Solutions Run the
Gamut Including Commercial
As noted, audio remains king of the outdoor technologies.
It's now incorporated in an overwhelming 96% of jobs. That
covers a lot of ground, figuratively and literally (see sidebar).
Installers trench cable/wire 79% of the time to connect
combinations often comprising staked satellite speakers,
in-ground or above-ground speakers and subwoofers, under-eave
speakers, and 70-volt loudspeakers.
Homeowners often seek audio coverage throughout a
backyard, whether on hardscapes, landscapes, mounted,
blended as planters and rocks, and even in pools.
The two biggest jumps in installation applications came in
the categories of soundbars and 70-volt loudspeakers (10%
and 17%, respectively). The former is a natural attachment
sale to outdoor TVs; the latter appears to validate the more
commercial work being done these days.
2023 End-User Cost for Outdoor Projects
(Equipment + Installation)
$50,001+
7% 5%
$25,001$50,000
15%
18%
$1,001$5,000
Less
than $1,000
Specialized Shading Systems:
Aesthetics Meet Functionality
Specialized
Shading Systems
is a wholesale
manufacturer/fabricator
of unique,
high-quality interior
and exterior
shading solutions
based on cutting edge technology. With 40+ years of
experience, extensive technical knowledge, and practical
expertise we routinely incorporate Lutron, Crestron,
and Somfy drives in our specialty shades program.
Through the support of our in-house consult team
composed of PE and LEED certified engineers, architects
and designers are empowered to design solutions
that match their imagination and provide clients with
results that are both aesthetically pleasing and are designed
to be operationally functional over the long run.
Dedicated to the art and science of covering openings,
Specialized Shading Systems has window covering
systems and unique options for every application. Our
production portfolio offers a wide variety of shading
options that suit any design perspective. Some of the
most sought-after products in our inventory include
Bottom-Up shades for trapezoidal/triangular windows,
Roman Skylight systems that can span up to 20 feet
wide x 82 feet long, European Cassette Awnings, Pergolas,
Zipper shades and more.
Our latest offering, ScreenaMaX, incorporates Zoom23%
32%
$10,001$25,000
The
median price point for an outdoor project in 2023 was
$11,668, a hefty 33% rise from the $8,751 figure in 2022.
It shows in the growth of jobs $10K+, which were up 14
percentage points from the prior year.
2024 Change in End-User Cost of Outdoor Projects
UP
41%
NO CHANGE
56%
DOWN
3%
Very few dealers predict they
will be charging less for jobs
this year.
$5,001$10,000
tech
anti-deflection technology that allows us to offer
ZipScreens spanning up to 23 feet housed in a 4-inch
ultra compact cassette. Combined with ultra-thin
tracks and no visible fasteners, they virtually disappear
into the window frame. While these technologically
advanced ZipScreens are engineered to provide energy
savings, privacy and insect protection, they can also be
used for interior applications such as blackout shades
when required.
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