A 2014 study reveals that better energy efficiency is one of the preferences of American homeowners. Up to 65% of respondents were not happy with the energy performance of their home, and 90% have taken measures to reduce gas and electric consumption in the past five years.
Today, many homeowners still share the same sentiment. Thanks to ENERGY STAR®’s efforts in raising awareness, more people are appreciating the financial and environmental value of energy efficiency. As an experienced general contractor, Pritchett Bros recommends tackling these home improvement projects to match comfort with energy consumption:
Replacing a leaky, poorly ventilated roof goes a long way to improving your indoor comfort and energy efficiency. A weathertight roofing system helps prevent the entry of unwanted drafts. Adequate attic ventilation corrects excessive heat buildup and allows your air conditioner to work more efficiently. Optimizing the airflow in the attic also discourages condensation, which may damage insulation.
Furthermore, reflective roofing products, like GAF’s Timberline® Cool Series® Shingles, absorb less solar heat to help regulate your home’s overall temperature in summer.
High-performance windows are an important part of a complete thermal enclosure system. They feature innovative glazing technology to help bounce regulated heat back inside and maintain your desired indoor climate. They also admit plenty of sunshine to naturally light your space and decrease your dependence on artificial lighting.
Excellent glazing alone, however, is not enough to achieve your energy efficiency goals. To achieve those goals, invest in replacement windows made of a framing material that offers great insulation.
Exterior Door Upgrade
Just like your windows, exterior door systems contribute to your home’s energy performance as well. Whether for your entry or for your patio, choose a door that bears the ENERGY STAR seal to ensure it meets your climate’s efficiency criteria.
At Pritchett Bros, we offer home improvement solutions that provide noticeable energy savings. We represent leading brands, including GAF, Pella® and Marvin, as they manufacture the best products on the market. Call us at (812) 213-8665 today to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation in Bloomington, IN, and tell us about your unique needs.