Eco-friendly is the new buzzword in construction, but what does it really mean for the industry? Can you build a house without the traditional 2 x 4's using renewable resources? You may be surprised to learn how creative the solutions can be.
1. Straw Bales: To be fair, people have used straw bales in construction for centuries. The bales are stacked and covered on a layer of plaster. Using straw in this manner is both environmentally-friendly and energy efficient because the resulting wall is thick with great insulating properties from both the cold of winter and the heat of summer, up to an R-60.
When selecting a garage door for your home, one of the most important factors for you to consider is the building materials used to construct the door. This is because different building materials will ultimately provide you with a unique set of pros and cons.
Below you will learn more about the pros and cons that are associated with two of the most popular building materials in the residential garage door industry: wood and steel.