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    How to Choose Quality Building Materials

    February 24th, 2016 Posted by Jordan Tips 0 thoughts on “Using the Right Materials”

    When you start your custom home renovation project, you will want to choose a reputable company to design, construct, and install them in your new home, and it is important to be sure that they are using top quality building materials throughout the process.

    The first step you should take to guarantee that you licensed contractor or builder uses high-quality material is to do some research. Make sure that your contractor and their team has substantial experience in working with the kind of renovation or repair you're looking to do. Ask if you can visit some completed projects and get a feel for the quality of materials and workmanship used in those homes.

    You will then have to decide if you are looking to build a home with green and energy efficient materials. You will find that most well known home renovators will give you a choice of green products that will help your home become power efficient.

    Making use of quality building materials regardless if they are green certified in energy efficiency is essential for your long term investment and security. There are many green products on the market today that are both stunning and functional. Many green products that are eco-friendly are also energy efficient in your home making your original investment pay off in the long term.

    For building materials like windows, it is especially important to choose from a high quality manufacturer. Windows let ultraviolet light into your home, which can fade flooring and furniture. By choosing an energy efficient window, you can block out some of the harmful rays and at the same time the windows will help in reducing heat loss, especially during the winter, and keep in cooler air during the summer.

    Insulation is another product where a good quality should be prioritized. High quality insulation will help maintain heat in the winter and decrease energy needs on your cooling and heating systems. You may also want to consider other types of insulation available for example acoustic insulation or fire retardant insulation, etc.

    The wood used in the framing of your new infill home is another important consideration. Using properly treated wood products such as James Hardie can prevent fungus, mold and wood ingesting pest infestations. Not only are you using a exceptional building material, but you are also safeguarding your health and wellness.

    Excellent roof construction can provide significant long term savings when using quality materials. A roof can account for up to 50% of a home's total surface area, so this is one place to spend a little more money making sure it is done right. The use of quality roofing materials is imperative to ensure it is durable, and has water tight protection. If quality materials are not used, this can cause significant damage on your investment in a custom built home.

    Ottawa Siding Ltd. works with all of our custom home renovation clients to choose suitable products that are long lasting and safe throughout the building process. We are proud to build quality, energy-efficient homes in Ontario.

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