As energy costs continue to rise, homeowners are becoming more and more concerned with ensuring that their homes are using energy efficiently. Unfortunately, many older homes are plagued by issues such as poor insulation and drafty windows that allow heated air to quickly escape, causing utility bills to be much higher than they have to be. By making smart and well thought-out upgrades throughout your home, you can greatly improve both the comfort and efficiency of your home while lowering your utility bills. Learn more in today’s blog.
Improving Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with Schaefer Siding and Exteriors
Install insulated siding
Poorly insulated homes are one of the leading causes of wasted energy. The thermal bridging that occurs with traditional siding allows significant amounts of conditioned air to leave your home. By installing foam-backed insulated vinyl siding, you may be able to reduce the amount of energy that is lost. This will keep your home more comfortable in both summer and winter and lower your utility bills as well.
Upgrade to energy-efficient windows
Older windows often feature sashes that are poorly weather-sealed, allowing energy to easily escape. If you are thinking about upgrading your windows, Low-E (low emissivity) windows are a great option. They are very effective at keeping conditioned air inside your home while forming a barrier that doesn’t allow unconditioned air inside. You can learn more about how Low-E windows work here.
Consider updating your roof
While it is a significant undertaking, updating your roof can have a positive impact on your home’s energy efficiency. CertainTeed offers a range of ENERGY STAR certified roofing materials, including their Landmark Solaris asphalt shingle which can help lower the temperature of your roof and minimize the amount of air conditioning required to cool your home. As a CertainTeed 4-Star roofing contractor, Schaefer Siding and Exteriors is qualified to install the perfect energy efficient roofing system for your home.
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.