The topic of climate change is definitely front and center as of late. Our governments, as well as ourselves, are all trying to do better and must now think of adapting our choices to being eco responsible.
When choosing to build green, you will be faced with many options and some like natural wood seem like the best option until you dig further.
Here are 6 factors to consider when building green
A few questions to ask yourself when choosing your siding material, is it toxic or biodegradable? Is it man made or natural is it certified green?
Selecting a material that is heavy, difficult to source will entail more energy to transport as well a more energy to install.
When choosing your cladding options you might hear the term R Value. This is the capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow, allowing you to save on your energy consumption.
Is the material being used sourced from a recycled or reclaimed material? Can your leftover siding be recycled? It is estimated that approximately 10-15% of your cladding will be left over after the install, wouldn’t it be great if it could be used somehow.