When remodeling your home, it’s important to consider ways in which you can reduce your environmental footprint and create the safest, most energy-efficient space as possible. Aspen Home Improvement is here to provide you with top-quality, sustainable options for your home. Check out these tips for going green while remodeling!
Look for the Energy Star Rating
Since the creation of the Energy Star label and standard, the program has helped home and business owners reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. It’s important to look for the Energy Star certification label when purchasing products for your home – everything from kitchen appliances to windows.
Aspen offers windows that can help you preserve energy by keeping your home well insulated throughout the entire year! With energy-efficient windows, you will be able to enjoy a comfortable home environment while also saving money on energy bills.
Invest in Quality Roofing
When roofs have broken or cracked shingles, the effects of the elements on your home could lead to higher energy bills. Make sure that you invest in durable roofing that will last!
Aspen offers roofing from Atlas, a roofing company that is well-known and respected for their top-quality products. Their materials are created to be more durable and last longer than standard shingles, so you won’t have to worry about constantly replacing shingles, which benefits the environment.
Look for Recycled or Re-purposed Materials
More and more companies are using recycled materials to keep trash out of landfills or oceans. Not only are they good for the planet, but reused materials can add a rustic chic element to a room as well! Search for reclaimed wood products or centerpieces made from recycled glass.
Say “No” to VOCs
Many remodeling materials contain VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) that can be toxic to breathe. High concentrations of VOCs in the environment can essentially cause the air temperature to rise due to their high vapor pressure. Make sure to shop for no or low VOC paint and flooring products!
Be sure to call us at 717-569-3700 or stop by our showroom to talk to one of our home improvement specialists! We are located right in Lancaster, PA, but we serve customers over a large area of central and eastern Pennsylvania, including Harrisburg, York, Reading, Chester, and Berks County.
Let us help you create the home of your dreams!