A Different Approach to Building Science


A Durable Home is One that is Built to Last

Durability | Ellison Building | Cape Fear, NCWhen you set out to build a home, it’s essential to be able to rest easy knowing that you aren’t setting yourself up for years of problems. Durability often ranks high on the list of priorities in this regard, and for good reason. Put simply, a home that is built with durability in mind is one that will likely stand the test of time and serve as an excellent living environment for you and your family in the years to come. Many people associate durability with premium pricing, but this doesn’t have to be the case. A durable home can be built on budgets large and small, no matter the scope of the project.



What Makes a Home Truly Durable?

There are plenty of builders who claim to place focus on durability, but knowing what makes a home truly durable is more important than anything else in determining what to look for in the design process. Here are just a few things that should always be kept top of mind when designing a home for durability —

Expert Site Assessment

The plot of land you build upon can influence the structural integrity of your home in a number of different ways, thus making it exceptionally important to have the site assessed in an expert fashion before any work is started. True durability comes in having a complete understanding of how building science can be affected by certain aspects of terrain and knowing how to proceed in an effective manner.

High-Quality Building Materials

As with anything else in life, you often get what you pay for when it comes to building materials. Cheap materials will not only be displeasing from an aesthetic viewpoint, but they can degrade quickly and cause a variety of issues that can affect a home’s durability. Quality building materials can sometimes cost more, but they often make or break the durability factor of a newly-constructed home.

A Knowledgeable Approach

The approach taken by the builder has perhaps more of an influence on a home’s durability than anything else and should never be overlooked. A deep understanding of modern building science is essential when attempting to build a more durable home. More often than not, those durability features lead to energy savings which can save you a great deal of money on your utility bills.

Durability and the Ellison Difference

Lucien Ellison and his team are highly adept at building homes that rank among the most durable in the Cape Fear region. Every project is approached in a unique manner, ensuring no customer is met with a “one size fits all” solution.

Contact us today to learn more about our approach to building durable, long-lasting homes.