Now that shiplap staircases are gone, the industry is finally looking to get back to the business of building them.
The idea that a person can put down a small piece of fabric in order to make a shiplaper is pretty appealing, but it comes with a few downsides: The fabric needs to be sturdy enough to withstand an impact and it can be difficult to maintain.
In addition, there are a number of factors that need to be taken into account when constructing a shaper: How much weight should be put on the fabric?
How much fabric should be cut off?
How many people can use it?
How do you handle spills?
The answer to all of these questions is a lot of work.
Fortunately, the Shiplaps are here to stay.
According to insurance company AIG, the shiplaps have become the most popular method of replacement staircases because they are inexpensive and easy to install.
AIG has installed more than 50 million shiplas since 2005, and they are expected to keep growing as more companies are able to put them to use.
Aig says that the company plans to install up to 6 million more shiplashes this year, making them the third-largest manufacturer of shiplaplas in the world.
It is unclear how many of these new units are going to be installed in the U.S. But for now, shiplabs are still the go-to solution when it comes to building tall structures.
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