Maybe you’re considering green home construction in Dallas simply because you know that building green is the right thing to do. Most people today know that the environment is becoming more and more polluted and dangerous to our health, but that’s about the extent of it. As a trusted builder of custom green homes in Dallas, we know that it goes far beyond that. Ultimately, unhealthy homes make for an unhealthier environment in future years, decades from now – for our children and grandchildren.
Nearly everyone would like to save money, whether comfortable financially or not. With green home construction, the obvious benefit is energy savings and lower utility costs. You can expect water, gas and electric bills that are considerably lower. What the homeowner often doesn’t see in green home construction are the insulation, wall sheathing and other factors that go in to making a home safer for the environment, and for their families. In traditional building methods, there are solvents, formaldehyde and other chemicals in many of the materials used, which can pose a health risk.
Many of the materials used in building an environmentally friendly home are recycled, a lesson that should be taught to our children and grandchildren. Recycling is a good thing; by reusing materials and components, the world can become a healthier place for your grandchildren’s children one day.
Sure, a green home can cost a little more initially, but the savings over the long-term are substantial. More important, the environment benefits enormously as the trend to build green continues upward. While homeowners still tend to focus more on the “cosmetics” of a home, i.e. outward appearance, design, shingles, brick, window choice and other things that give it a comfortable feel or curb appeal, we think that in years to come the pendulum will switch directions, with homeowners giving more thought to how to make their homes healthier for both their families and the environment, while simultaneously saving money.
For more than 30 years, Bud Bartley Homes has provided families with quality custom-built homes built by master craftsmen who take pride in what they do. If you’re considering green home construction in building your Dallas home, give us a call today at 972-318-3802.