Nowadays, energy efficiency is not merely a trend, but rather a more sustainable way of living that’s slowly but surely becoming part of everyday life. There’s a wide array of energy-efficient products and services on the market, such as custom-design siding and doors. Better View Windows and More suggests some home improvement projects that will help increase the energy efficiency of your residential property.

Home Improvement Essentials: Making an Energy-Efficient Home

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Since your roof is one of the big-ticket items that people tend to notice right away, it’s a good idea to invest in a roofing system that delivers maximum curb appeal. If you live in an old house, your roofing system could probably be spruced up, either in the form of repairs or even a total replacement.

You also get energy-saving points if you choose roofing materials such as architectural or dimensional shingles that provide weather protection as much as they offer a gorgeous home exterior. Ensuring proper roofing insulation can also help reduce heating and cooling costs. You may consult your local roofing contractors for other energy-efficient options such as aluminum roofs. Don’t forget to check for the ENERGY STAR® label as these types of roofs can lower surface temperature significantly.

Siding, Entryways and Windows

The materials you choose for your siding, doors and windows play a huge factor in the performance and energy efficiency of your home. Material-wise, fiberglass doors and windows offer exceptional durability and exquisite designs. A typical fiberglass window is 60% glass, which can be recycled and is therefore sustainable. As for exterior doors, even a simple re-caulking and new weatherstripping can do wonders, not only for aesthetic purposes but also for energy efficiency.

Fiber cement siding is a popular choice among homeowners due to its excellent weather resistance, as well as its appearance, which resembles or even rivals that of natural wood. Consult your siding contractor regarding the best material for your home.

At Better View Windows and More, we value both form and function. You can turn to us for your home improvement needs, whatever you’d like to achieve. You may contact us at (757) 655-3017. We serve Virginia Beach and Norfolk, VA.