Sustainable materials are inherently long lasting, a desirable trait that has made sustainability more than just a trend in the building industry. Here are the reasons why you should use sustainable building materials for your home improvement projects.
Your Home Lasts Longer — A long lifespan has always been viewed as a plus when it comes to building materials and not just because of their near permanence. A long-lasting home will require less maintenance and less upkeep. This is especially true with components exposed to wear and tear, such as roofing and siding.
It Utilizes Advanced Framing Techniques — Advanced framing techniques are used in eco-friendly “green” homes and to utilize less wood for framing. Walls would sometimes be comprised of glass and steel as opposed to the traditional wood-framed exterior walls with siding and windows.
It Can Save You Money — Sustainable materials tend to require little maintenance and are generally more durable. Using such components for building your home can pay off in the long run in terms of repair and maintenance cost savings. For example, if you have a fixed budget for repainting or restaining your siding, replacing it with fiber cement siding eliminates these maintenance requirements and saves you money over its lifespan.
It Helps Reduce Waste — Home remodeling and repairs generate a lot of waste material. When you consider how fast landfills get filled every time a homeowner in the same area decides to get a new roof, you can see how using sustainable materials help the environment. Imagine if every home in your area has roofs that last 50 to 100 years instead of the usual 20 to 30 years for asphalt shingle roofs. The rate landfills get filled in would me much slower, which would allow waste management facilities to process waste material efficiently.
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