If you’re planning on building a home in the coming months or years, you probably find yourself looking around neighborhoods for unique designs that you could mimic. Most people take special notice of wood-based designs when deciding upon a style for their home, but few are aware of the many benefits of wooden homes. They offer far more than just beauty!
Insulation and Energy Savings
Wood homes seal in the heat, especially as the wood ages and becomes drier. Other building materials such as steel and concrete allow a lot more energy leakage. When you choose wood, you can expect lower energy bills.
Wood homes are quicker to build than those made from steel, brick, or concrete. This saves you money when it comes to labor expenses and also means that you could be moved into your home a couple of weeks sooner.
As a foundation ages, it shifts a little. Wooden homes are able to flex slightly to make up for this shifting. Other materials don’t have as much give as wood, so they may crack or weaken as the home ages.
Whether you play guitar professionally or just like to listen to music in your spare time, you’ll appreciate the great acoustics in your new wooden home. Wood is a good sound insulator, so it keeps sound from traveling into nearby rooms. It also prevents echos by absorbing sound waves.
At Gelotte Hommas, our talented architects and designers are committed to helping you see the art in your home. Contact us when you’re ready to discuss your upcoming building project.