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Is Concrete More Energy Efficient? Here’s The Answer

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If you’re wondering if concrete is more energy efficient, you’re not alone. When it comes to building materials these days, there’s a big focus on energy efficiency not just for environmental reasons, but also to help you save some money on your electric and gas bills. Fortunately, concrete is both energy efficient and affordable. It can also be styled to match the appearance of your home and stamped and colored to look like slate, wood, tile, and more.

Below are the top ways that concrete makes your home or business more energy efficient…

Concrete Helps Control Temperature

The benefit of using concrete for temperature control is that it has a high capacity for heat storage. This means that it’s easier to keep consistent temperatures inside your home and as a result, you don’t need to run your heating system as often. Additionally, homes that use concrete have fewer hot and cold spots and lower energy bills.

Concrete Helps To Control Air Leakage

Concrete is one of the most highly rated energy-efficient materials available on the market today. It’s durable, resilient, and can even shield against many of the outside factors that impact your home’s air quality. It’s difficult to control outside air flow, which can be damaging for both your home and health. Concrete helps to keep pollution, mold, and general outside irritants at bay and helps control moisture with it’s naturally water-repellent exterior.

Concrete Helps Reduce Costs In Many Areas

Your HVAC system is there to help you keep your home cold in summer and warm in the winter. But with materials like concrete in your home, you can significantly reduce your reliance on your HVAC system without compromising on comfort. Concrete helps keep your home at a more stable temperature and cut costs on your utilities.

Concrete is also a very affordable building material and should definitely be used during a remodel to cut down construction costs. And one of the major reasons that concrete has become so popular is because you don’t have to sacrifice on style. Concrete stamping and coloring options have come a long way so you can make your floors look like wood, slate, tile, and many other high-end materials without incurring the expense. Further, concrete is recyclable because it’s made from rock, sand, water and cement.

Reach Out To AM Construction & Concrete

If you’re considering using concrete in your home remodel, then you’re not alone. More and more homeowners are getting wise to the many benefits of concrete from an energy-efficient and design perspective. Concrete’s affordable, looks great, and helps you save money on bills while keeping your home comfortable. But you need a concrete contractor that’s licensed and experienced in the installation to ensure that your concrete slabs are up to code. Reach out to AM Construction & Concrete for help. Our experts have the experience, knowledge, and tools necessary to install all types of concrete and we offer the most comprehensive stamping and coloring options available to match any look or style you desire. Give us a call now for a free quote.

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