Some environmentally friendly construction materials initially appear to be slightly more expensive than their traditional counterparts. However, simply comparing price tags can be misleading.

Engineered lumber actually ends up costing about the same as traditional materials or slightly less because its engineered strength allows it to provide support while spanning a greater distance.

Many environmentally friendly construction materials are equivalently priced, many last longer, and in recent years, many of these materials are becoming more comparably priced as demind rises.

If you plan to compare prices, it would be wise to ask a professional to explain the cost differences to you before you make a purchase.