Eco-Friendly Custom Home Design
Designing For Greater Efficiency
With striking curb-appeal, this custom Myrtle Beach home was designed for Eco-friendly living. Homebuyers today are prioritizing Eco-friendly living in their home purchases and we agree. The implementation of sustainable building practices to our Grand Strand real estate not only positively affects our coastal environment but increases the value of the homes for sale while providing a cost effective advantage.
This CRG custom built home is one of our greenest home designs yet, implementing numerous products and processes to lessen our carbon footprint by avoiding environmental pollution and allowing the sustainable use of resources.
Plants With A Purpose
A living roof between the home and garage space was added as a unique exterior feature that also offers energy efficient benefits! The low-maintenance feature of vegetation helps mitigate the urban heat island effect. Green roofs have a significant benefit for our coastal environment because the reflectivity of the leaves of the plants and the evaporation rates are maximized in the heat. Green roofs have the same great reflective benefit as metal roofs. The sun's heat rays are bounced back away from your home. Therefore, the temperature control offered by a living roof reduces the amount of energy needed to moderate the temperature of your home.
Contemporary and Cost-saving
Of the various green home solutions we use, metal roofing is definitely one that has become popular, even among the most skeptical homeowners and buyers. Acting as a contemporary home feature but also a cost-saving and energy efficient investment, metal roofing provides great insulating capabilities as it reflects solar radiant heat keeping your home comfortable while reducing cooling costs. Metal roofs contain a large amount of recycled content and are also 100% recyclable at the end of their life but, with that being said, metal roofs often last far longer than the home itself. Their superior energy-saving features, unmatched longevity, and high recyclability make this an environmentally friendly solution!
On The Cooler Side
Additionally, we selected Nichiha, a premium brand of siding for the exterior. Nichiha products are comprised of a fiber cement formula that contain increased amounts of fly ash, an inert byproduct of coal-burning power plants that would otherwise end up in landfills. This material is installed in tracks which creates an air space between it and the wall sheeting. This technique helps with the thermal barrier and allows the home's internal temperature to be moderated.
These are just a few of the possible products used in home construction to make a home sustainable. Our team can work with you to identify interior finishes, fixtures, and products that can be tailored to what matters most to you.
If you are interested in learning more about energy efficient and eco-friendly construction, contact our Construction Sales Manager today!