A green home proves that man and nature can coexist in harmony. Although we’re still far from living in net-zero energy buildings, embracing sustainability now helps promote a greener future.
How can you make your home friendlier to Mother Nature with new roofing, siding, or windows? Valiant Home Remodelers shares the three elements of a green home:
Low Energy Consumption
Reducing your home’s energy use is the best way to make a positive impact on the environment. Using less fuel or electricity for light and comfort minimizes your carbon footprint by reducing the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere.
Investing in energy-efficient building materials can dramatically improve your home’s energy performance. For instance, blanketing your home with vinyl siding will improve your home’s insulation, thus allowing you to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature without excessive reliance on your HVAC units.
Healthy Indoor Air
Many things can pollute the very air your family breathes. Tobacco smoke, mold, mildew, animal dander, dust mites, and fireplaces are the most common contaminants.
You can freshen up your indoors with proper ventilation. To do this naturally, you must have functional windows. Each of your rooms should have at least one operating unit to expel the polluted indoor air and let in fresh drafts.
Long-Lasting Building Materials
Decreasing the demand for manufacturing new materials helps slow down the depletion of limited natural resources. You can only do this by putting your money on roofing, siding, and windows with long life spans.
Investing in recyclable products also helps reduce your carbon footprint. Contrary to popular belief, not just natural materials are recyclable. Vinyl, a synthetic material, can be recycled and made into new products for fresh applications.
Let us help you discover more ways to make homes greener in Carteret and Woodbridge, NJ. Call Valiant Home Remodelers now at (732) 333-6223 to talk about different sustainable projects you could tackle and get a FREE estimate.