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Making Room for the Environment

Did you know that by building a home today you are building greener than just a decade ago?

Construction materials and practices are changing rapidly to give greater consideration for the environment around us. Here are some standard products that go into every Monticello Homes residence:

  • Windows that are clearer, tighter and offer greatly improved insulating capabilities
  • Higher efficiency air conditioners, furnaces and water heaters
  • Better insulation and insulation standards
  • Air infiltration reduction techniques to reduce energy loss
  • House wraps that keep the water out and at the same time lets your house breathe
  • Formaldehyde free insulation
  • Engineered lumber and plywood made from smaller farmed trees
  • Recycled drywall board made from post-consumer and post-industry material
  • Factory primed or painted cement sidings that carry a 50 year material warranty
  • High tech water-based paints that adhere better and last longer
  • Environmentally friendly and better quality adhesives
  • Exterior decking made from recycled milk cartons and grocery bags
  • Window, door and roof flashing techniques that prevent water leaks that lead to mold growth

You can also specify other custom options like:

  • Low or no-VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) paints, adhesives and stains.
  • Certifiable sustainably harvested hardwood flooring
  • Air exchangers that bring in fresh outside air while minimizing energy loss
  • Sensitively built kitchen and bath cabinetry that takes into account your family's health
  • Electronic air cleaners that reduce allergens
  • "Xeriscape" style landscaping designs, utilizing regional plants to reduce water consumption and maintenance
  • Plumbing fixtures designed to use less water
  • Radiant barriers for minimizing solar heating transfer into the house
  • House designs that take into account the sun's natural heating abilities

Want to find out more about what you can do to build a cleaner greener home for your family? Email us or give us a call at 703-425-0001.

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