In the past 20 years, the average home has become much more environmentally friendly, due in part to new environmental regulations and advances in eco-friendly building materials. Eco friendly homes are not only good for the environment, but they can also help homeowners to create unique homes that can even save them money. Even big box home construction stores such as Lowe’s and The Home Depot offer a variety of construction materials made from reclaimed wood or recycled materials, which eliminates the excuse that you simply cannot find materials that are environmentally friendly. Thus, here are five materials that are both perfectly suited for your new home and also great for the environment.
1) Composite decking
Composite decking is made from a mixture of reclaimed sawdust and recycled plastic products. This means that no new forests had to be cut down to produce the materials needed for your deck. Both sawdust and recycled plastic are byproducts that would have been thrown away otherwise. Another benefit of composite decking is its ability to resist moisture, mold, and warping, meaning that you never have to use harsh chemicals or paint to keep it looking new. This sort of decking will also last for a much longer time than normal wood, meaning that it will more than likely save you money in the end. More »Pin It