Environment an important factor when choosing building materials
July 26, 2016
Why should you consider the environment when you choose building materials for your next project? Not only should you choose to work with sustainable products that have a positive impact on the environment, you should also consider environmental factors like moisture, heat and dry, arid conditions. Luckily, when DIY homeowners choose Fusion Stone, they are choosing a product that meets and exceeds all of these environmental considerations.
Consider your environmental factors
The location in which you live is an important factor when choosing the best building materials for your project. If you live in a wet, rainy area (like Vancouver) then it’s important to protect your home from excess moisture. Mould and rot will be a very real concern.
On the other hand, if you live in a dry area of the country that is prone to forest fires then fire-resistance becomes an important element in the building materials you choose.
Renovating the exterior of your existing home, building a new home or working on an interior or exterior project? Fusion Stone’s stone veneer is a good choice to build with because it will protect your home from a number of environmental factors. Fusion Stone is:
- Water and mould repellent – it’s made with water repellent agents and rain-screen wall technology that inhibit water absorption throughout the stone, allowing Fusion Stone to perform in even the harshest environments. A dry exterior will protect your home from the dangers of mould and mildew.
- Fire-resistant – Fusion Stone has been credited for its fire-resistant innovation and design by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Consider the environment
For environmentally conscious consumers, Fusion Stone is a good building material for your home for a few reasons. Fusion Stone has earned the LEED rating – which are international standards intended to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently. Learn more about why Fusion
Stone products have the LEED stamp of approval.
Not only is Fusion Stone an environmentally-friendly product that is manufactured in a sustainable way, it is also designed to meet (and exceed) building codes. Fusion Stone is approved by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC). This organization operates within the National Research Council of Canada. Like LEED, CCMC offers a standardized evaluation service for all types of innovative building construction materials, products, systems and services. CCMC evaluations are supported by the latest technical research and expertise and are based on the requirements of the National Building Code of
Canada or Provincial/Territorial Building Codes.
If you’re considering the environment when you choose materials for your next DIY project, then check out Fusion Stone. Whether you’re looking for sustainability or a product that can resist environmental stressors, Fusion Stone has you covered.