New Building Materials Redefining Walls

New Building Materials Redefining Walls

The National Association of Realtors provided this article about materials into the future.

You can’t have a house without walls, yet so few people really consider the materials used to make up this vital component of a home. Learn how new materials, sprays, and decorative finishes offer so much more than just support for a roof.

Wall choices may seem ho-hum and routine. But innovative design professionals and entrepreneurs have developed new choices that you as a real estate professional should know about. With a recent onslaught of hurricanes and storms, anxious clients may be interested in products that can help a house better thwart high winds and rain or discourage mold growth in flood situations. Also, Eric Corey Freed, founding principal of Organic Architect in Portland, Ore., recommends real estate professionals learn what’s available for environmental- and health-conscious consumers, such as recycled options that keep raw materials out of landfills, concrete walls that “eat” carbon to remove it from a room’s air supply, and tiles that decoratively cover walls while eliminating contaminating gases for those highly sensitive to certain chemicals.

For entire article at NAR, click here.