Home Energy Efficiency: How Schaefer Siding and Exteriors Can Help


If there’s one big buzzword when it comes to home improvement and remodeling these days, it’s energy efficiency. Everyone wants to know how they can improve home energy efficiency, save money on their energy bills, and reduce their impact on the environment.

Did you know that installing new siding, windows, or a new roof (if you use the right products) can make your home more energy efficient? We’ve talked about these individually in previous blogs, so in this week’s blog we’re going to take a look at all of the services we offer and how they can improve home energy efficiency. Keep on reading to learn more.


How can you improve your home’s energy efficiency?


Home Energy Efficiency: How Schaefer Siding and Exteriors Can Help



If you choose foam-backed insulated vinyl siding, you may be able to reduce energy loss from your home, thus improving energy efficiency. This is because foam-backed siding reduces heat loss from your home as a result of a phenomenon known as thermal bridging, which you can learn more about in our blog.

In addition to energy efficiency, vinyl siding is an environmentally conscious choice. In fact, vinyl siding has the second lowest environmental impact of any siding product, according to the Vinyl Siding Institute. Learn more about this surprisingly green building material in our blog.


A new roof also has the potential to make your home more energy efficient. For example, CertainTeed offers many roofing materials that are ENERGY STAR certified. This includes their Landmark Solaris asphalt shingle, which “can reduce a roof’s temperature by as much as 20% in the summer.” A cooler roof means less heat is transmitted into your home, which means reduced cooling costs.

CertainTeed also goes to great lengths to ensure their roofing products are manufactured in an environmentally friendly way. Learn more in our blog. Schaefer Siding and Exteriors is a CertainTeed 4-Star rated contractor for roofing.


If new windows are on your to-do list, then you should definitely consider Low-E windows. Low-E windows use low emissivity technology to radiate exterior energy from the sun back outside and away from your home, preventing heat buildup in the summer. In the winter, they allow certain wavelengths of infrared light in to help get more heat energy in your home. Learn how Low-E windows work in our blog.

Improve Home Energy Efficiency with 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.