Energy-Efficient Exterior Home Renovation to Save Big This Summer

energy efficient exterior home renovation

We have a few ideas for some energy-efficient exterior home renovations that can save you a few bucks this summer.

We know what you’re thinking: How can I possibly save money by spending it on exterior home renovation? Well, as the saying goes, you have to spend money to make money — or in this case, save money. While that saying has typically been relegated to the business world, we find that it fits nicely in the way of energy efficient home renovations — with projects like energy-efficient windows, insulated siding, or a new roof. You’ll be blasting the A/C all summer long to combat that Mid-Atlantic heat and humidity, but you don’t want to be wasting any energy when you do so. Let’s dig deeper into some money-saving strategies for summertime exterior home renovations.

Energy-Efficient Windows

Older, inefficient windows are one of the prime escape routes for air conditioning in the summertime. Whether it’s worn down and drafty frames and sashes, or older and un-insulated panes, your current windows could very likely be costing you more money than you realize. As air conditioning finds its way through the window or as outside heat finds its way in, your cooling units are forced to work harder to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, and are burning more energy (and money) to do so. Consider upgrading to Low-E (low-emissivity) windows as part of your exterior home renovations to save bundles on cooling costs.

Insulated Siding

Your siding is like a protective shell for your home, but it works in more ways than simply protecting against external threats like weather. Thinking in a similar vein as we did with windows, the name of the game is insulation. Traditional siding allows a process called thermal bridging, which you can learn more about here. However, with foam-backed insulated vinyl siding from CertainTeed, for example, you will lose significantly less energy and, by effect, less money.

Updating Your Roof

Like icing on a cake, your roof tops off your home’s energy efficiency (or lack thereof). Perhaps the most daunting of the exterior home renovations mentioned here, it can also have some of the most positive impacts on your home’s energy consumption. Luckily, our trusted partners at CertainTeed offer a wide array of ENERGY STAR certified roofing materials. One such roofing solution is the Landmark Solaris asphalt shingle, which reduces the effect of solar heat gain on your home, thereby reducing the amount of energy needed to cool it.

Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with Schaefer Siding and Exteriors

At Schaefer Siding and Exteriors, we’ve been installing siding, roofs, windows and garage doors in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia for nearly 40 years since 1977. We’re both VSI certified and a CertainTeed 5-Star Contractor for siding, CertainTeed 4-Star Contractor for roofing, and Certified ShingleMaster. Contact us today at 410-781-4028 or email us. You can also visit our website for more information. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

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