Energy efficiency is a hot topic today because energy prices keep going up. If you’re looking for ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home, there are three areas to concentrate on first. With a well insulated home, you’ll be more comfortable it will be easier to heat the house in the wintertime. When you’re choosing between some of the various ways to improve your home, focus on these three things to make the most difference in energy efficiency.
1. Install Energy Efficient Replacement Windows
Most of a home’s heating and cooling energy will go through old window glass. The frames are older too, so they aren’t as well-made as they are today. With just standard replacement windows in the double-pane style, you will increase the energy efficiency of your home if your old windows even if they were made just 15 years ago. Save even more on your utility bill with energy efficient replacement windows.
If you live in Dekalb County, call our roofing contractors at SW Roofing & Construction, Inc. and ask about low-E glass windows. They can significantly affect the overall heating and cooling costs of your home. Also ask about the high-performance R-5 replacement windows which are ideal for our cold Illinois climate. Remember, the frames are important too so be sure you take a look at fiberglass.
2. Install Insulated Siding
Insulated siding will improve the energy efficiency of any home. There are all different types and styles of insulated siding available today. If you find a style that isn’t insulated, many can have a layer of insulation installed underneath. If you are looking for quality siding in Dekalb County, we install CertainTeed, Mastic, and Owens Corning with different options in insulated siding.
3. Repair The Roof & Add Attic Insulation Where Needed
Heat rises, so you don’t want it all going out through the roof. Make sure you have your roof inspected by a professional to determine if it needs any repairs. The inspection will also uncover any missing or insufficient insulation problems. Owens Corning has two blow-in insulation products that are earth-friendly and very effective.
With these improvements, you are making a wise investment in the value of your home. You will not only enjoy more comfort but you’ll appreciate the lower energy bill.
If you would like to know more about 3 Ways To Improve The Energy Efficiency Of Your Dekalb County Home, please call 815-754-7663 or complete our online request form.
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