Top Design Trends in Green Construction for 2019

Green construction and sustainability make both financial and environmental sense. Eco-conscious homeowners know this. Among the top design trends for 2019 is metal construction. From metal roofing to insulated metal panels, metal can save you money while providing an eco-friendly alternative to more traditional construction methods and materials.

Why Insulated Metal Panels?

Why insulate your home or building at all? You want a wall with high thermal performance. Metal construction can minimize air infiltration and leakage while minimizing condensation. Insulated Metal Panels (or IMPS) are used for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. They can be used in both new construction and retrofit construction.

Green Construction Applications

Using sustainable construction like metal panels and roofing can be used in a wide variety of projects:

  • Schools and Universities
  • Hospitals
  • Office Buildings
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Distribution Warehouses
  • Aircraft Hangers
  • Maintenance Buildings
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Museums

IMPs

IMPs have numerous benefits in both roofing and wall construction. They are all-in-one factory-insulated panels. Light and easy to install, IMPs can be installed quickly and efficiently year-round. Because there are minimal installation steps, there is little risk to system integrity. They are also fire-resistant.

Recycled Materials

Another hot trend is using materials that have been made of recycled content. For example, metal roofing and IMPs both can be recycled and are often made of recycled materials. Even the foam core of IMPs has some recycled consumer content. Metal roofs can be almost entirely reused and recycled for other projects.

Cool Roofing

What is cool roofing? Minimize heat costs with metal roof panels. These roofs keep your home cooler because they reflect sunlight, especially with special white coatings. The roof radiates solar heat away from your home or building.

Choose IMPs or metal roofing to protect your home and assets, increase energy efficiency, and significantly help the environment. Eco-friendly and affordable, choose metal. Call us today about how we can help you with your latest construction project.

Why Do We Need Sustainable Design?

Sustainable building design allows for more efficient long-term habitation and use. One of the key innovations to help create more durable sustainable construction are metal wall panels. Going green offers significant cost benefits for homeowners and business owners alike, creating a safer and more energy efficient living space that will last for decades longer than traditional construction design.

Minimizing Ecological Impact

Sustainable construction utilizes recyclable materials, minimizes carbon footprints, and updates design with the newest technologies. Though metal wall panels and roofing has been around for a long time, the long term sustainable benefits of metal have only recently been realized as a key component of green construction. Why?

Durable Construction

A properly installed metal roof, for example, will last for a half a century or more. This means that a homeowner will most likely only have to replace the metal roof once in their lifetime. Metal allows for more energy efficiency, more durable construction, and is often one hundred percent recyclable. Additionally, metal roofing can be placed on older roofs, reducing cost and effects on the environment.

Energy Efficiency Saves Money

Older construction methods will not withstand rapid changes in weather and climate. Additionally, older methods do not prioritize energy efficiency, solar energy, and newer technologies meant to cut back on energy costs for homeowners and business owners. Enjoy more durability and insulation with metal.

These long-lasting materials involve little maintenance and rarely need large scale replacement like other older construction materials. Depending on your climate and the type of building or home, you may save thousands of dollars over the course of your lifetime by choosing metal.

Trust a Professional

Speak with our talented professionals today to see how we can help you save money through durable sustainable construction. We will be happy to help you find the right construction options for your project. Trust our years of experience and dedication.