Home Tips: How to Create an Eco Friendly Exterior
Home Tips: How to Create an Eco-Friendly Exterior
Creating an eco-friendly exterior for your home is not only beneficial for the planet, but it can also cut costs on your monthly energy bill. There are many ways to make your home more eco friendly, but renovating the exterior can make the most impact.
In this blog, we’ll share the most cost-effective and eco-friendly renovations that you can make to the outside of your home. Even though it can be an investment to upgrade your home, everything will pay off once you start to save on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
Create an Eco-Friendly Exterior
Switch to Energy Efficient Lights
One of the easiest ways to make your home more green is to replace your outside lights with energy-efficient bulbs. Energy-saving light bulbs can last up to 12 times longer than traditional bulbs. They use less electricity and produce the same amount of light as a regular light bulb, so they’re 100 percent worth it.
Another great way to save energy is to invest in motion detection lights or set up a timer for your outdoor lights. That way they only come on when you need them and you don’t waste energy to keep the outside of your house lit all night when it isn't necessary.
Install New Siding
If you have old, outdated siding on your house, it can not only lead to structural issues, but it can also raise your energy bill. Most often than not, houses were only covered with a thin layer of Thermo Ply board and then the exterior covering. If you re-sheath your home while siding your home, it will make a drastic difference in your energy bill. This will keep your home cooler during the hot summer months and vice versa so you won’t have to spend as much to keep your house at a comfortable temperature, for longer.
Invest in New Windows
The windows on your home have a significant impact on your energy bill. If you have drafty windows that don’t completely seal, then heat can easily escape during the cold months and it will be harder to cool the home during the hot months.
Just by investing in better windows that work to retain the temperature in your home, you can lower the amount of money you pay each month for energy. It can be expensive to replace all of the windows that are on your home. However, the amount of money that you’ll save on your energy bills can make up for the cost in no time.
Upgrade Your Roof
A new roof can offer a ton of energy-saving benefits to your home. Many people choose to install a new roof because it can offer better ventilation, solar reflectance, protection, and insulation. All of these things will help reduce the amount of heat and AC that you have to use.
Another way to upgrade your roof and become more eco friendly is to invest in solar panels. Once you install solar panels on your roof, they will create completely clean electricity that will save you a ton of energy use. Solar panels are a great long term investment and essential to any eco-home.
Home Exterior Services
BossLady Contracting offers complete home renovation services in Denver and surrounding areas. We handle everything from roofing and siding to paint and installations. If you’re looking to go green and save a significant amount of money on your energy bills, then don’t hesitate to give us a call today.
Contact BossLady Contracting today at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303.525.4805.