Sustainable Building Products: Hardwood and Roofing

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the most common and well-known sustainable building materials or product types generally involved in home remodels. Today’s modern technology allows for homeowners to achieve quality remodels that are both durable and made from sustainable materials, and there are a few particular product types you might be considering closely if eco-friendliness is an important theme to you.

At Pine Tree Construction, we’re happy to assist with a variety of home remodeling services, home additions and numerous related themes. What are some of the top materials we tend to recommend to clients who are prioritizing sustainability, and why is it important to work with trustworthy contractors when performing these and related installations? Here are some basics to keep in mind.

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Engineered Hardwood

For those who want the aesthetic of a hardwood floor without any of the sustainability issues that tend to arise, engineered hardwood is a fantastic modern option. It includes the use of durable, recycled material such as plywood or others for its bottom layers, then premium hardwood for the surface layer.

The primary effect here: The amount of fresh lumber required in your floor is far lower, a major sustainability benefit. In addition, you will see durability benefits like resistance to rotting or warping risks. And because these floors are so durable, you won’t have to remodel or replace them for many years after they’ve been installed.

Synthetic Roofing

If you’re looking for a beautiful roof format that’s also highly functional and sustainable, one option to strongly consider is synthetic cedar roofing, or synthetic cedar shake roofing. The materials used here are both far more durable and far more sustainable than standard cedar, and these will last up to 50 years with nothing but basic maintenance – you will not have to replace them or repair them constantly, as you might with traditional cedar, also factors that impact sustainability.

Assistance of Quality Professionals

One element that’s vital throughout this process, especially for those who are looking for the very most sustainable and durable products: Working with quality contractors. Our team is here to not only ensure you get all of the features you desire, including sustainability themes, but to also maintain your general aesthetic and convenience structure without impacting any of these needs. We’ll work with you on everything from material selection to proper installation themes to ensure that your remodel is carried out properly and to your specifications, plus for as low a cost as possible.

For more on promoting sustainability within any home remodel, or to learn about any of our home remodeling, home additions or other services, speak to the staff at Pine Tree Construction today.