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Durable Building Materials and Techniques for Your Malibu Home

Building a new home is difficult thing to do. There are a lot of factors that go into the construction of a house. The most important factor is the material that is used to build the house. Most of the time, people do not select good quality material for their house and in time, it corrodes and withers away. That is why it is important to select high quality materials for your Malibu custom home. Here are some of the durable building materials and techniques that you should look out for when you are building your home.

Masonry

Masonry is one of the most durable and oldest building techniques across the globe. The materials that are used include brick, stone, granite, marble, cast stone, glass blocks and limestone. For those who wish to make a house using this method of construction, it is best that you contact a trained contractor for the job. The success of this building technique lies in the combination of the quality of mortar, the workmanship and the materials used. These factors contribute to the durability of the masonry construction.

Hardwood

Whether you are using it as a flooring material or as part of your furniture, hardwood is one of the most highly durable materials used when building a house. This material has been used for many centuries and the best thing about it is that it lasts for a long time. However, its longevity depends on its maintenance. Homeowners must take care of the hardwood so that it can last for a long period of time. When selecting hardwood for your building it is best that you purchase new material. Using reclaimed lumber from buildings that are scheduled for demolition has been a trend in the recent past. Although, it is gives an authentic look after it is refinished and sanded, it cost more than new hardwood, as there is a lot of effort put into it to make it ready for use.

Metal roofing

Metal roofing is one of the classic building techniques in the history of mankind and with the advent of technology, it has become even more reliable. The reason that metal roofing is so popular in the building world is that it is much cheaper than roofs made out of asphalt while providing the same amount of insulation to the house. Malibu builders will be able to advise you when it comes to selecting metal roofing.




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