Throughout the ages, mankind has used a variety of materials to build homes. Certain materials have proven themselves to be dependable, sturdy, and flexible enough to meet the changing needs of people and architecture. Regardless of the materials, though, quality is the big differentiator. Here are a few examples of how the quality materials we use here at The Calvosa Organization help our homes last longer.
- Natural materials such as stone, brick, copper and slate have been used in construction for centuries because they are durable, low maintenance, and reliable. Homes that use these materials – like ours – are built to last.
- Wood can last for a very long time if taken care of properly. Whether used for shutters, doors, flooring, or trim, certain species of wood have incredible strength, and are naturally rot-resistant. The biggest thing to remember is that water is the enemy, so any wood must be kept dry and sealed.
- Iron and steel are the backbone of many buildings for good reason – they are strong and adaptable. Whether they’re used in beams or studs, rebar or door frames, iron and steel will last practically forever.
- Modern high-tech materials are dependable, too. High-quality vinyl, fiber cement, fiberglass or aluminum are lightweight yet strong, and can last for decades if properly cared for. Which is why we use these materials for our exteriors.
- High-quality eco-friendly & energy-efficient materials like foam insulation, MDF, and recycled wood and plastic composite lumber are reliable substitutions for aforementioned materials such as wood and fiberglass.
Whether your home is 20 years old or 2 years old, superior materials make the difference between something that lasts and something that is fleeting. At The Calvosa Organization, we firmly believe that if you start with the best quality, employ the best craftsmen, and maintain it properly, your home will endure for years to come.