Energy efficiency and durability are the pillars of sustainability.
Durability is simple- just use the most durable materials available and put them together properly. For us, this includes monolithic poured concrete slabs, 12” thick poured concrete foundation walls, 2×6 exterior walls with 5/8” zip wall and roof sheathing, the best extruded aluminum clad windows (and doors). There are a variety of durable exterior finishes but for a wood siding we use LP Smart stranded wood composite siding and trim. This resists insects and holds paint very well. For roofing, 24 gauge standing seam metal is standard. The result is a house that looks great with minimal maintenance for the foreseeable future. We believe we are building a 200 year or more product.
We design your home. We prep your site. And we build almost the entire house with our own hands.