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Some cutting age building materials to make your construction long lasting
Now-a-days several energy efficient building materials arrive in the construction marketplace. These renewable, recycled materials can give birth a superior structure that can combat with the wind and rain with tight envelope.
Initially these materials can increase building cost by 20-30% but in the long run the energy efficient building materials will result in minimizing the cost of heating and cooling and builder/developer can recover the excess money within a few years.
Let’s have a look on these energy efficient building materials:-
Recycled steel: Customized steel beams and panels can perform as the superior substitutes for decade old wood beams to protect your building from high winds and earthquakes as steel framing contains stronger durability. It has been observed that a 2,000-square-foot (186-square-meter) house involves 40 or 50 trees to construct, a frame made by recycled steel would need no more than the material that comes from six scrapped cars.
No less than 65 tons (59 metric tons) of scrap steel are recycled each year. Recycling scrap decreases the energy generated in forming the steel by 75 percent, and it saves space in landfills as well.