Climate change is a hot topic in the news these days. More people are deciding to take things into their own hands and make an extra effort towards being environmentally-conscious with their own homes. While going green may seem like a trend, if you are in the planning stages for a new construction home or remodel, there are some very important reasons why you may want to consider leaning in the green direction yourself.
Less Environmental Impact - Building green means making as few alterations to the land as possible and instead of working with your natural environment. Green building puts importance on limiting waste and recycling. Not only will reusing materials save on your overall budget, but it can also give your home a more unique customized feel.
Lower Utility Bills - This seems to be everyone’s favorite benefit when we ask. Green homes are designed to be more efficient. You will see that savings reflected each month on your electricity and water statements. Because green updates or appliance replacements can be expensive, at the inception of the home during new construction is the perfect time to decide on energy-saving appliances and/or a water-saving plumbing system.
Home Durability - When many of us consider recycled materials they may believe incorrectly that these reused items may be weaker. Many recycled materials can last up to five times longer than their originated counterparts. Green homes are built to last. They are adaptable well so the likelihood of needing to remodel or update your new green home anytime soon is small.
Resale Value - Simply stated, Green homes are a small percentage of the market and they are up and coming as far as desirability. Having a home that falls into this category gives you an edge when deciding to sell!
You Just Feel Better! - Shockingly, the air inside your home can be up to 100 times more polluted than the air outside of it. That is according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Green homes are usually built with materials that contain Low VOCs or No VOCs (volatile organic compounds), so you can breathe easier and live healthier safe in the knowledge that the air inside of your home isn't causing you any harm.
Not Just a Fad
Because of the many benefits, it's easy to see that green building is much more than just a fad.
To discover even more ways that you can benefit and save from utilizing green building in your new construction home, contact the experts at Harden Custom Homes. Whether you are in the market for a custom or semi-custom home, or simply interested in installing a few green updates in your current home, Harden Custom Homes has the tools and experience to help you "go green" now.
If you are looking for a green home builder with both experience and passion for the industry, speak with the experts at Harden Custom Homes and start envisioning yourself living in the home of your dreams today. We have a furnished Model Home and Sales Center. Stop by today to take a look, no appointment is necessary! Our corporate showroom is located at 5782 Enterprise Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33905. For more information call Harden Custom Homes at 239-205-5075 to discuss your future custom home. Visit www.hardencustomhomes.com to browse our gallery of homes!