There is more than one way to make your home a greener environment. More and more people are finding the many benefits that come with making green choice for their remodel projects. Whether you are trying to make your home more energy efficient or choose greener materials during the building process, going green has its pros. Future Vision Remodeling is here to share some remodeling ideas that can make your home a greener environment to live in.
Build a Green Roof
When you replace the roof on your home, it can increase the overall curb appeal of your home. When your roof is functioning as it should, your home will stay cooler in the summer and warmer during the winter. The type of roof you choose can have a big effect on the overall energy efficiency of your home. Even if you have decided you like the look of the asphalt shingle roof, you may find that greener options have enough benefits that it is worth it. Some green shingles come equipped with solar shingles that could also help you save money on your energy consumption as well.
Insulation to Make Home More Energy Efficient
Many homes are under insulated; and even if they were properly insulated during the construction process, the insulation has most likely been disturbed and compromised by a long list of culprits. When you don’t have proper insulation, your energy consumption is much greater than a home with proper insulation in the attic and walls. If you live in a warmer climate, it is just as important that your home is properly insulated as it is in colder climates. That air you have worked so hard to cool, needs to stay within the walls of your home and without proper insulation, you aren’t going to be able to do that. Adding insulation will increase the green status of your home.
Reclaimed Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood flooring is a popular choice among homeowners today. This is for good reason; can you think of anything more beautiful than hardwood flooring? You can make your remodel green when you choose reclaimed hardwood for your home. Reclaimed flooring doesn’t just end at hardwood either, there are terracotta tiles and stone that is also available as reclaimed flooring. You won’t be able to add this much character any other way.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding is one of the lowest maintenance and green choices for the exterior of your home. This siding is more durable that the vinyl and wood siding options that you can choose from in that, it doesn’t chip or experience any discoloration over time. The best part of this type of siding is the fact that it is made up mostly of recycled materials. It puts off way less VOCs into the air and is a solid choice for your home.
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If you are looking for ways to incorporate more green materials or ideas into your next remodel, you can count on Future Vision Remodeling to deliver. We offer a long list of green remodeling services to make your home more comfortable and affordable for you. Call us today!