The Construction of Raised Homes Makes Perfect Sense for Living and the Environment

The Construction of Raised Homes Make Perfect Sense for Living and the Environment

New flood map advisories and construction codes for coastal regions have made slab-on-grade home construction obsolete. A raised floor home (www.raisedfloorliving.com) addresses many issues facing home builders and home buyers and offer cost-effective options that only wood products can provide:

?A raised floor home is the best way to protect property from flooding, and, as a result, a raised floor home can have lower insurance premiums.

?A home raised to one foot above the base flood elevation using a wood frame is about 10% less expensive than constructing a raised home with an elevated, filled concrete slab.

?Using a raised floor system in building a new home is markedly less expensive than raising an existing home originally constructed on a slab.

?Raised and away from pests, a raised floor home with modern pressure-treated wood offers long-lasting resistance to termites and decay in a high-humidity climate.

?Home repairs can be far less expensive with a raised floor home:
In a concrete slab home, fixing a leak, rerouting pipes, or leveling is a major and expensive ordeal.
A raised floor home is less susceptible to tree-root damage and is easier and less expensive to repair if necessary.
Renovation is easier and less expensive, especially of kitchens and baths.

? A raised floor home creates a pedestal that enhances a home’s curb appeal. Porches and decks are continuous and elegant extensions of a raised floor home and embrace classic Southern living.

?A raised floor home uses the world’s only renewable building material: wood, which can be recycled and regenerated.
Wood contributes far fewer greenhouse gases during the manufacturing process than its non-renewable counterparts—steel and concrete.
Unlike steel and concrete, wood doesn’t conduct heat and cold, so a home built of wood takes less energy to heat and cool.

A raised floor home also has answers for many issues:

How can building with a raised floor speed up the construction process?
Why is a raised floor home best for unstable soils?
What are the value-added options of a raised floor system?
Why is a raised floor better than concrete or even fiberglass?
Why is wood the right choice?

Get in-depth information on benefits of building and renovating using a raised floor system and on local builders who specialize in a raised floor system at www.raisedfloorliving.com.

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