A Toast To the Color Green – 2019 Trends in Energy Efficiency
Going green is in, and here are the latest energy efficient trends.
Energy efficiency is a prominent buzzword in today’s home improvement world. Whether you’re looking for a way to go green and reduce your carbon footprint or you’re looking for a way to lower your energy bills, the answer is to go with energy efficient options for your home. And home exterior manufacturers are picking up on this trend as well, whether through replacement windows and doors, siding, and the right roofing. Here are a few of the trends that stand out the most this year.
Fiberglass and Steel
When it comes to replacement windows and doors, fiberglass is one of the most durable materials on the market. So in terms of energy efficiency, this is one of the most reliable materials. It’s sure to keep cold air out and help to prevent heat loss by offering a tighter seal. You can find fiberglass replacement windows and door systems made with fiberglass to help thoroughly seal your home. Therma-Tru and Harvey Industry doors also offer steel doors for another energy efficient and brilliantly durable option.
Exterior vs. Interior
Wood windows are not typically the most energy efficient windows on the market, as they can easily warp or swell when exposed to the elements and lose much of their quality. However, it’s hard to beat the look of wood. That’s why Marvin created a line of Wood-Ultrex windows, combining the best of both worlds. The interior of these windows is wood, complementing the interior design of your home and offering that classic elegance. The exterior has the strength of ultrex fiberglass to optimize your energy efficiency.
Who doesn’t love a skylight? It adds a touch of the natural world to your home’s interior, but it also helps to flood the room in light. When you have a skylight, you can rely less on your electrical lighting in a particular room, saving energy while allowing splendid views. And even though the view is darker after the sun goes down, a skylight can be a beautiful excuse to gaze at the stars at the end of the day.
At Jancewicz & Son, we offer a number of energy efficient options for your home. Want to learn more? Contact us today for more information or a free quote.