Traditionally, most homes have been built from brick or wood. However, there’s no denying the appeal of concrete homes in residential construction. In recent years, total shares of concrete homes surpassed 15 percent in the U.S. and Canada. So what is it that makes these homes so appealing?
Del Zotto Products manufactures precast forms for building concrete homes. With that being said, we want to help you understand what makes these structures so appealing.
Concrete Homes Are Affordable
Compared to other types of housing, concrete homes lead the way in affordability. When you factor in life-cycle costs, utility expenses and maintenance costs, you can save money by building with concrete. Any costs you incur during building can be easily recouped. Concrete homes can save you money on heating and cooling costs. In addition, most insurance companies offer discounts on homeowner’s insurance policies up to 25 percent for concrete homes because of their resistance to fire, tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes.
Concrete Homes Are Green
By using locally-sourced and recyclable materials, concrete homes help maintain the environment. In a previous article, we discussed how to build greener with concrete. Concrete walls often integrate recycled components such as fly ash and slag cement. In urban areas, old concrete homes can even be recycled for use as fill and road base material.
Concrete Homes Are Durable
In Florida, the majority of homes are made from concrete block because it is so strong. These homes can withstand high-speed winds, pressure changes and moisture damage from various storm systems. When it comes to natural disasters, concrete homes are built to outlast almost anything nature throws at them.
After reading this article, we hope you understand why concrete homes continue to increase in popularity. The next time you think about building a home, remember the benefits of precast concrete.
Del Zotto Products wants to serve all your precast concrete needs. For more information about how we can help you, contact us or reach out via social media.
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