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Let’s Talk Green Building

with Chris Ledet

I recently went to a conference about green building. Now wait, before you think green building is just an expensive, unnecessary alternative to “regular” home building, let me talk to you about how it’s really a total approach to building that delivers the best value for families.

It’s smarter building because it’s about designing and building homes that are long lasting, efficient, eco-friendly and that use less energy and water. So green building is about quality; just the next step in quality. And that’s what we want to build at Chris Ledet Homes: quality homes for any budget.

First of all, durability is really important, especially in South Louisiana where weather and insects can cause damage. So we look at elevation, proper drainage, wind-resistant elements like roofing and windows, and bug resistant products and building practices. We want your home to last.

And when we’re talking about efficiency, we review options in areas such as caulking, water heaters, insulation, windows, glazing and HVAC. If you don’t choose the right products, your home can become inefficient and expensive to operate.

Eco-friendly means choosing products that not only have less impact on the environment, but also support the environment where you and your family live — outside and in. We look at things like using renewable materials as well as ways to keep pollutants out of your home.

Green building is really just good building practices. And we know you’re not in the building business, so we’ve done the research for you. We’ve figured out what works for South Louisiana and we want to help you build a home to last.