Many homeowners are conscious of their carbon footprint, considering more sustainable options for building or buying their new homes. Barndominiums are one of the most sustainable housing options on the market today. Barndominium construction has increased over the past few years due to its green construction, low maintenance, and durability.
Here are five sustainable features of eco-friendly Barndominiums:
Even though Barndominiums are typically made of steel and metal materials, they are built to be well-insulated. The metal walls allow the Barndo to be cool during the summer and warm during the winter. This process conserves energy and creates good air circulation and moisture control. If you would require more insulation due to where you live, you have the option of adding insulated windows and doors as well. Check out our blog article on heating and cooling options for your Barndominium.
The primary reason Barndominiums are sustainable is that they are made of environmentally-friendly building materials. Steel is sustainable throughout the construction phase of the Barndo itself, and steel is the most recyclable material in the construction industry. If builders need to renovate and mold the steel later, they do not have to worry about it losing its strength and wearing. This unique feature eliminates the need to produce more raw materials for construction or renovations. In addition, reusing and recycling the building materials reduces the environmental pollution many other homes can cause.
Low Maintenance Costs
The cost of maintenance for Barndominiums is lower than most other homes. Sustainable materials last longer and withstand potential damages. This will ultimately save you the money you would have most likely had to put toward repairs with other types of housing. You can use this money for other purposes to add value to your Barndominium instead. The structural integrity of a Barndominium and its long lifespan will outlast other homes with minimal upkeep.
Protection from Natural Elements
Due to steel and metal durability, eco-friendly Barndominiums are resistant to many natural elements, including
- Winter weather (snow, hail, etc.)
Other building materials, such as wood, do not offer this level of protection. This benefit links to the others since preventing damage from these elements will ultimately save you money and keep maintenance to a minimum.
Eco-friendly Barndominiums can serve multiple purposes all in one. If you need an office to work from home or a space to perform garage work, you can have both in the luxury of one home. Each Barndominium is customizable to your unique needs. The green construction of Barndos reduces the use of other raw materials and heavy machinery to build additional structures. Barndominiums offer flexible space management and can be designed to your liking from the very beginning.
If you are ready to create your dream Barndominium today, here at JJ’s Custom Builders, we specialize in custom Barndominiums in Lancaster, PA. The first step is to call us for a consultation. We would love to help you choose the best eco-friendly option for you.