4 Home Exterior Renovations to Increase Energy Savings

As a homeowner, what would you say your priorities are? Keeping things clean and in good condition? Maybe. Paying bills? You’re not alone on that one! But for the most part, homeowners tend to prioritize energy-efficiency and savings, mostly because these make our lives easier. Reducing costs and maximizing comfort just makes being a homeowner that much better, and we’re all looking for great ways to get that done.

At Shanco, we’re all about solving problems! And if your problem happens to be energy-efficiency, we’ve got your solution right here!

4 Exterior Renovations that Improve Energy-Efficiency

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Many folks only focus on the inside of their homes; doing some air leak control, buying more efficient systems and appliances, and possibly looking into energy audits. But don’t neglect the exterior of your home! There are some huge improvements that can be done. And we guarantee these will go a long way in improving your overall comfort and reducing energy costs.

  • A solid roof. Your roof plays a major part in the overall “envelope” of your home. If your roof is in good condition, well-insulated, and of a high quality, you’ll likely see some good energy savings. This is particularly noticeable in the colder months! Not sure if your roof is efficient enough? Ask the pros!
  • Insulated siding. Siding assists your home’s insulation in the task of indoor temperature retention, and helps keep outside air and thermal energy out. If your siding is old, damaged, or simply not a high enough quality, you can get a lot of benefit from siding replacement in your Maryland home.
  • Exterior door improvements. Most older exterior doors were little more than ornamental or a point of convenience. But modern doors are air-tight and can help you save up to ten percent or more of the heating and cooling you use. And for a quick DIY, make sure to check your doors for cracks or areas air might be able to get in. Find one? Weather caulking will help!
  • Weatherproof your windows. By improving your windows with weather-stripping or plugging up possible holes and cracks, you can save yourself a bundle on energy use. If your windows are very old (a decade or two, depending on the material used), you might even go for window replacement. IGUs (Insulated Glass Units) can help a ton with thermal transfer.

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Need some professional assistance with your home renovations? The certified experts at Shanco would love to help! Contact us today to learn about our siding replacement services, or to ask about roof or window replacements, too!



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