Use non-rot materials in a home
The outside of a home can go through a lot of weather, especially as it gets older. Rot can be a major problemin homes old and new. Siding and paneling are especially vulnerable because they are the first barrier between the moisture outside and the dry inside of your home. Using rot resistant materials on the exterior of your home is a cost effective way to prevent such an inconvenience in the life of your home.
Fiber cement siding is a great alternative to wood siding and is not cost prohibitive. In fact, in many cases fiber cement siding is actually cheaper than the rot prone wood alternative. Another added benefit of using rot resistant materials such as fiber cement siding is that they generally come already primed and ready for a base coat of paint! This can save your painter time and you money when it comes time to paint the exterior of your home.
Luis Imery Luis Imery, through his business the Imery Group, is a full service construction, home energy performance, green certification and real estate group specializing in infusing sustainability in every facet of the real estate cycle. Its construction division has become pioneers in the Athens, GA area in green building of speculative, custom and design-built construction. Just in 2011 they have over 110 units slated for green certification under the EarthCraft program. www