Our world is changing when it comes to home living and energy use. Many people, when purchasing or building a new home want to make sure they’re energy-efficient in all aspects. You never want to move into a home and find out it’s using more energy than it needs to. Luckily, concrete is very energy-efficient when it comes to home construction. From driveways to outdoor patios and countertops, concrete plays a role in your energy usage in a good way.
Here are some major energy benefits with concrete:
Although this is not traditional, concrete walls help to seal warmth in the winter and keep your home cooler in the summer. Concrete walls help to limit the air leakage in a home compared to wood. Air leakage and utilities working harder to warm or cool your home uses more energy than you want. Concrete helps to eliminate this problem for homeowners.
Concrete structures are deterrents of some natural disasters like earthquakes and fires. Fire-resistant concrete walls help to decrease damage if a fire breaks out, and steel-reinforced concrete will help to protect the structure from an earthquake disaster.
Creative & Modern Design
With concrete, you have the flexibility to design a unique home and surrounding structures including patios and walkways. Concrete can be used in a plethora of ways, so you can design something yourself to fit the look of your home that you desire.
Using concrete in building creates minimal to zero waste because contractors can determine exact measurements and amounts to use in the building of a home or other structure. It also has the ability to absorb carbon dioxide reducing our carbon footprint over its lifetime.
At Templin Concrete Construction, we provide concrete services for homes including driveways, walkways, patios, countertops and more! If you’re looking to spruce up your home with an energy-efficient material, contact us at 612-388-1945 today or visit us online for more information!