As the world becomes increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability, more and more homeowners are choosing to incorporate sustainable materials into their custom homes. These materials not only help to reduce the environmental impact of homebuilding, but they also offer a number of other benefits.
One of the biggest benefits of using sustainable materials in custom home building is that they can improve the energy efficiency of the home. Materials such as insulated concrete forms, structural insulated panels, and cellulose insulation have high R-values, which means they provide excellent insulation and can help to keep the home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This can lead to significant energy savings over the lifetime of the home.
Sustainable materials are often more durable and long-lasting than traditional materials. For example, bamboo flooring is more durable than traditional hardwood flooring, and metal roofing can last for up to 50 years. This not only means that the home will require less maintenance over time, but it also means that it will have a smaller environmental impact in the long run.
Sustainable materials can also improve the indoor air quality of the home. For example, using low- or no-VOC paint and sealants can help to reduce the amount of toxic chemicals in the air. Similarly, using materials such as cork flooring or linoleum can help to reduce the amount of harmful chemicals in the home.
Incorporating sustainable materials into a custom home can increase its value. Many buyers are willing to pay more for a home that is energy-efficient, durable and has a positive impact on the environment.
At Kimberley Development Corporation, we understand the importance of building homes that are not only beautiful but also environmentally friendly. That’s why we take pride in offering our clients the option to incorporate sustainable materials into their custom homes in Central Iowa. We work with only the best in the industry to ensure that your custom home is equipped with the latest and most sustainable technology. Contact us today to learn more about building a custom home that is not only beautiful but also environmentally friendly.