Installing wired switches adds $1,300 to the cost of single-family starter homes and it’s a barrier to adding more buyers into the new home market.
It takes 12 hours and 45 minutes for builder and tradespeople to work around switches. This steals two days of capacity per home from seven different trades.
At the end of the year, builders and trades lose out by not having built an extra 20,000 homes. This costs every builder $1,000 per home in lost profit.