Mold and Mildew – Mold Wranglers, Montana has been involved with the Green Building movement here in the Flathead Valley since our very beginning. We are proud members of the Green Builders Guild as well as charter members of the original board of directors.
There are many, many things that being involved with such a diverse group of professionals has taught us. But one of the the most valuable has been this: Find what’s important to you and make it happen.
So, what does it even mean to build green?
Thats a controversial issue in and of itself. Unfortunately, many people think of the green building industry as some sort of political movement. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. The entire green building community is focused solely on build responsible housing.
Okay, so what is responsible housing then?
Many people think that to build green requires more money and more effort just to meet the standards that are laid out. But let me level with the skeptics out there, responsible housing is really just building a home that will serve the owner for the longest time possible.
You see, if you actually read through the standards put out by the NAHB, some of the things that count as green “points” are very simple, and should be done anyway. And building a home “green” doesn’t mean that you have to do everything in the book either. When it comes to building, every little bit helps. All the things you do to make your home more energy efficient will pay you in the long run through electric bills, gas, whatever. So while the initial cost may, admittedly, be a little higher for a higher R-value insulation, it will pay for itself in savings in a matter of a couple years. Make sense? Of course it does.
This also ends up benefitting the environment and being “green” since you now require less energy to power and maintain your home.
So where does Northern Home Solutions and the Mold Wranglers of Montana fall into this culture? We offer the most comprehensive indoor environmental health package that a builder can utilize. We completely disinfect homes while they’re still being built and leave behind a mold resistant structure that will serve you for years to come. This allows us to really combine the best of both worlds in terms of low prices and a clean air environment in your homes.
Northern Home Solutions and the Montana Mold Wrangles recommend that you speak to your contractor about the green building standards and how they can help you to keep your costs down in the future.
After all, a couple hundred dollars on better insulation will pay for itself in about on winter’s heating bills, right?