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Survey reveals Renovation, Repair and Painting rule negatively impacting companies

Post Time:Jun 16,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:78

Designed to gather input to make a case against clearance testing requirements, a Window & Door Dealer Alliance survey indicates that new Environmental Protection Agency rules covering renovations in homes with lead paint are having a significant negative impact. More than 70 percent of the 100-plus respondents to date say their company has lost business since the Renovation, Repair and Painting rule went into effect in April.

"We have lost work to contractors who refuse to abide by the LRRP rule and therefore can provide lower prices," says one respondent, discussing the impact of the current regulations. "Interestingly, the average consumer agrees with them that the law is much ado about nothing."

"Customers don't seem to really care about the lead paint ruling and are unwilling to go through the hoops to comply with the new ruling and will not pay additional costs," reports another. "There are non-legal people that will install without the concerns."

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