Owning a home that you love is a true pleasure. You can spend years working to improve the beauty and functionality of each room. If you want to add beauty to your home while increasing the property value and increasing sustainability, there are several projects that you can install yourself or have installed by a contractor.
Common solutions to increase the sustainability of your home while lowering energy use can also increase the property value. Most homeowners know that replacing appliances with newer, more energy-efficient versions will reduce their energy bill. However, they might not be aware that you can improve your energy efficiency with changes to the structure itself.
2 Permanent Solutions to Energy Loss
1. Replacement Windows
Depending on when your home was originally built, it may have old-fashioned windows. These are typically single-pane windows that may also have several smaller window panes in a wooden or metal frame. New windows are made with man-made materials that don’t expand and contract with moisture like wood does nor do they corrode or rust like metal does. Replacement windows are usually made with double-pane glass that is better insulated from outside temperature changes. Both hot and cool air is kept inside your home reducing your need for heat or air conditioning.
2. Replacement Doors
Like windows, doors can leak a lot of cold or hot air around the frame. Older doors, depending on the material used to make them, often expand and contract with moisture changes. Replacing your old doors with custom-made, engineered doors will improve your carbon footprint while also beautifying your home. Custom-designed doors are made to the exact measurements for your home which means that they will help keep your home at the proper temperature, helping save money on your energy bill. You can order doors that add style and presence to your home at the same time.
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