Are Modern Homes Built to Last?
Modern homes are definitely built to last. Construction materials used today are much better than the ones used 100 years ago. Not only are modern homes built to last but they are also built to be more energy efficient, eco-friendly, and cost efficient. In fact, many products used in the past have turned out to be hazardous and are complicated to remove.
One of the biggest improvements in home construction is the use of metal in several areas. Metal is one of the few products that is extremely durable and almost 100 percent recyclable. There is literally no downside to using metal for siding, roofing, trim, even counters.
Many people don’t realize that metal can come is a wide array of colours to fit every sense of style. The metal used on exterior materials is also reflective, keeping buildings cools in the summer.
Metal can also be used inside a home in the way of metal studs. If you use metal studs and metal siding instead of wood, then you don’t have to damage or use any trees. If you use metal roofing instead of asphalt, then you are cutting down on the use of petroleum products.
Today the use of metal in building products has become very fashionable and trendy. While these products used to be the exception, now they are the rule. And there are good reasons for that. Metal products like these have a much longer service life than the other alternatives, and they are fire and pest resistant. The durability of today’s homes is in a large part thanks to the metal products used.
Since 2004, Klassen Building Supplies has been a leader in sheet metal fabrication, supply, and installation in the Vancouver area. Klassen also does considerable custom metal work.
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