Thinking of going green, but worried about the process? Here are 3 common myths you may have heard about building a green home.
Over the past decade there has been a great rise in environmentally sustainable incentives, so it’s surprising that these trends are not as common in the housing industry. There are many rumors and myths about green homes that maybe stopping you from making the change, so its time we shed some light.
Myth: Sustainable Homes Are Ugly
One major step to eco-sustainability is through renewable energy, but many people are used to the idea that solar panels make homes look clunky and down right bad. This belief is outdated. Through a good design, a custom home builder can easily hide the panels, letting you enjoy renewable energy without leaving an eyesore on your home.
Myth: Green Homes Are Too Expensive
There are many ways to build a cost-effective green home, and with modern technology, the price will keep getting lower. One great way to reduce the cost is by building your home out of insulated concrete (ICH). Since the onset of the pandemic, the price of lumber and labor has gone up exponentially, whereas ICH has remained steady in its pricing. Besides combating deforestation, building out of ICH will the reduce labour costs, improve the speed of construction, increase insulation & energy efficiency, and requires the least maintenance as compared to other building materials. For a similar price on the raw materials, building an ICH will save you tons on energy and labour costs.
Myth: Creating An Eco-Friendly Home Is Too Hard
One major problem people have is looking at the project as a whole rather than the little steps needed to create it. This can lead to feeling overwhelmed with creating your dream green home. But do things really need to be that difficult? More and more companies are coming out with new innovations in sustainable construction. Hiring a good custom home builder can help you design your eco-friendly home, so you don’t have to worry about making changes further down the line.