New Homes and the Environment
Did you know that the home you purchase can have a positive or negative effect on the environment? In honor of Earth Day, this week’s post explores the ways a new home can help the environment and your cost of ownership.
New homes are built to the most recent set of regulations according to the International Builders Code. The Code is regularly updated and requires strict adherence to better, more efficient construction methods.
New homes are free from many of the health and environmental concerns leftover from previous methods of construction including asbestos and lead paint.
Buying a new home relieves concerns over mold and mildew. Today’s homes are built with a layer of house wrap which increases insulation and prevents the intrusion of wind and moisture.
Construction materials in new homes are more efficient – from Low-E windows to more effective insulation – you’ll find today’s best products in new homes.