4 Key Reasons To Use Concrete Masonry
There are many things to consider when undergoing new building construction. One of the first choices to consider is what materials to use. Every building material has its advantages, and the compelling reasons for concrete masonry are plentiful. Listed below are four key categories discussing why concrete masonry rises above the other options.
When thinking about the overall carbon footprint of your new building, take into consideration that CMU's are a natural carbon sink that absorbs substantial amounts of carbon dioxide over its life cycle. Though difficult to quantify, research is being done that estimates CMU's may actually be a carbon neutral product, capturing as much CO2 over time than is created during the manufacturing process. Concrete masonry is also a locally manufactured product leading to less transportation emissions. Energy efficiency is another component to consider when thinking about your environmental footprint. Concrete masonry buildings are traditionally more energy efficient across the lifespan of the building, maintaining more consistent temperatures which reduces heating and cooling energy consumption.
Concrete Masonry as we know it today has been a trusted and reliable building material for over a century, and Lampus has been a leading manufacturer in Western Pennsylvania for 97 years. You can feel confident and safe choosing CMU's for your next project. For more information or questions about your upcoming project feel free to contact us. We are happy to discuss product options and point you in the direction of skilled, qualified Masonry Contractors in your area.