4 Home Exterior Renovations to Increase Energy Savings
Your home’s exterior plays a vital role in your home’s energy efficiency. In addition to keeping your home protected from the elements, your home’s exterior has the potential to save hundreds or thousands of dollars in your energy costs.
If you’re looking to make your home’s exterior as energy (and cost) efficient as it can be, it’s worth taking some time to figure out which upgrades are most important and which investments will get the biggest bang for your buck.
Fortunately, the professionals at Shanco Companies can help. Our home exterior experts have picked the best and most effective home exterior renovations to increase your energy savings.
Inside & Out
Many folks only focus on the inside of their homes when it comes to energy efficiency; air leak control, buying more efficient systems and appliances, and possibly looking into energy audits. Those are important but don’t neglect the exterior. There are some huge improvements that can be done, and our home exterior experts guarantee these will go a long way in improving your overall comfort and reducing energy costs.
A High-Quality 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 high quality, you’ll likely see consistent energy savings. This is particularly noticeable in the colder months! Not sure if your roof is efficient enough? Ask the pros! At Shanco, we offer free inspections to ensure that you’re getting the best out of your roof. With these inspections, we can not only tell you how your roof is “working,” we can head off any potential issues. Roofs in Maryland, Virginia, and everywhere else take a beating – wind, rain, hail, snow, extreme heat and cold and everything else under the sun. By keeping an eye out for trouble, we can save you money and hassle.
Siding assists your home’s insulation by helping to control indoor temperature. Siding also blocks out outside air and limits thermal energy intrusion. If your siding is old, damaged, or simply not high quality, you can get a lot of benefits from replacement. Properly insulated, new siding can save you hundreds of dollars in heating and cooling costs. If you decide that’s the route you want to take, Shanco can help. We carry high-quality, energy-efficient siding. We can work with most budgets, get you an accurate estimate, and through our 3D modeling app, we can show you how the look of your home will improve.
By improving your windows with weather-stripping or plugging up possible holes and cracks, you can save money 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 with thermal transfer. At Shanco, not only can our teams repair most cracked or damaged windows, we also carry the region’s most complete lineup of windows from all the most trusted brands – Simonton, Sunrise Windows, Trimline, and many others.
Most older exterior doors were little more than ornamental. They opened and closed and that was really about it. Modern doors are air-tight and can help you save up to ten percent or more on your heating and cooling bill. If you’re not ready to invest in a new door, take a close look at your old one. See if it needs adjusted or if it can fit tighter. 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!
Make Your House More Efficient with Shanco
Small improvements can make all the difference! If you need professional assistance with your home renovations, call the siding and roofing specialists at Shanco. We have been providing top-quality home exterior repair, window replacement, and roofing to Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia for over 30 years. Need some professional assistance with your home renovations? The certified experts at Shanco would love to help! Contact us for a free inspection, to learn about our siding replacement services, or to ask about roof or window replacements, too!