If you are building the perfect space for your business, there are many different decisions that you will need to make. One of the most critical decisions is what type of building materials you will use. Many businesses still standing today use masonry, whether they were built a decade ago or a century ago. What are some of the reasons why many companies choose to build commercial buildings with masonry?
Masonry Is Environmentally Friendly
When you build commercial buildings, there are many options for materials that are bad for the environment. In contrast, masonry uses building materials like bricks and concrete. These materials do not have to be disposed of in the event that the business shuts down. Instead, they can be crushed and recycled into new materials. Stone is also naturally occurring, so you don’t need to worry about chemicals used in creating it, unlike vinyl or plastic.
Masonry Reduces Energy Usage
Keeping your building cool is a way to ensure your customers and employees are comfortable, but it’s also a clever way to lower your energy spending every year. When you build commercial buildings with masonry, the bricks and stone will help allow you to enjoy a steady temperature inside your office. This does not just benefit you in the summer when the heat is intense—it will also dramatically lower your energy spending in the winter by keeping the warmth inside.
Masonry Is Durable
Bricks and stones are incredibly durable and can last hundreds of years with only minor repairs, like repointing. While masonry can be vulnerable to damage from the freeze-thaw cycle or moisture, you can work with a professional to repair it promptly and avoid additional damage in the future.
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Whether you are ready to start your next masonry project or are still hesitant and have questions, Del Prete Masonry is here to help. We have the experience and expertise to get it right the first time. Questions? Want to visit some of our residential or commercial projects? Ready to set up a consultation? Feel free to give us a call at 410-683-0650 or visit us online. We are happy to serve Baltimore City and County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. To see examples of our work and to keep up with our new and exciting projects, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.