3 Energy-Efficient Home Improvement Projects

Jun 16, 2015

Do you want to help the environment and save money at the same time? Reducing your energy usage will lead to lower utility bills and will have less impact on the environment. Additionally, by improving your home’s energy efficiency, you also increase its curb appeal and indoor comfort at the same time.

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ABC Roofing, one of the most preferred roofing contractors in Greensboro, NC, recommends these three projects if you want a home that saves you money, keeps you comfortable, has long-lasting beauty, and is ecofriendly.

Replacement Windows

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 30% or more of a home’s energy can be lost through windows that are not energy-efficient. This can be due to small leaks, breaks in the weathertight seal, or simply an old and outdated design.

The new replacement windows that we offer incorporate the latest in energy efficiency technology. Low-E glass options can reflect the sun’s heat this summer, reducing the work needed for your air conditioning to keep you cool. In addition, the window materials that we provide, such as fiberglass, vinyl, and composite materials, are all great insulators. Less energy lost can lead to lower bills.

Cool Roofs

As a GAF Master Elite® contractor, we are qualified to install and offer the full range of products from GAF. Their shingle options include the GAF Timberline® Cool Series shingles. These special shingles create cool roofs, which may help you save an average of 7 to 15% in cooling costs, depending on climate, your house structure, and geography.

Cool Series shingles have special roofing granules that are designed to reflect more of the sun’s light compared to regular shingles. This means that with a cool roof, your attic will no longer heat up and will lead to a cooler home.

Siding Installation

According to the Harvard University School of Public Health, if your home is more than ten years old, you may be one of the 46 million under insulated homes in the U.S. Inadequate insulation leads to energy waste, and you may be paying higher energy bills than you should.

ABC Roofing uses James Hardie® siding. James Hardie siding, when paired with rigid insulation and the special HardieWrap weather barrier, can give your home increased thermal performance, less air leaks, and enhanced moisture protection.

Each of these home improvement projects not only increase your home’s energy efficiency, but they can also give your home increased character, appeal, and vitality. ABC Roofing only uses high-quality materials from trusted manufacturers. When combined with our professional installation and quality customer service, you can begin enjoying the benefits of a more energy-efficient home—increased indoor comfort and significant energy savings—as soon as possible.

We are among the most trusted Greensboro roofers around. Give us a call to learn more about how to make your home more energy-efficient. We also offer a free estimate and consultation.