Many modern features can help homeowners save money and, more importantly, save time. Just some of the building materials for new homes will help save hundreds on energy bills in a year. Materials like multi-paned windows, house wrap and spray foam insulation will help keep the home fresh at the height of the summer and warm in the depths of winter.
Surrey-based builder Essence Properties incorporates all of these features in its homes. In addition, Essence’s Surrey and Langley townhomes feature HardiePlank exteriors, which homeowners love because they require little maintenance. HardiePlank also creates a stylish facade while being durable enough to withstand B.C.’s weather.
Many new smart home technologies allow homeowners to take control of their costs while saving time and increasing efficiency. For example, Nest thermostats sense the ambient temperature and will adjust your heating to meet optimal demands. Another bonus is that Nest thermostats will also turn down your heating when you’re not at home so that you’re not wasting valuable dollars heating your property while you’re at work or on vacation. The latest version is also compatible with Amazon Echo for a genuinely hands-free approach to home heating.
Which construction materials will help ensure the longevity of a new-construction home?
HardiePlank, which has the look of wood with the durability of concrete, is 100% fire resistant, is paintable and provides an incredible return on investment when the homeowner decides to sell. On top of this, the manufacturer offers a warranty of up to 50 years for the product. Another key to longevity is a wood-framed home. There’s a reason wood has been used in home construction for centuries. There are not too many other construction materials that will stand the test of time while being lightweight and affordable. A silent floor joist system provides superior strength-to-weight ratio to also ensure longevity. Other construction features like firestops and sprinkler systems will also ensure that your home is standing even in the worst possible emergencies. For elements in high-traffic areas, such as doors, composite materials like fibreglass or vinyl will withstand almost everything that life will throw at them.