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Three Changes to Make Your Home Green

Are you dismayed every time you open your energy bill? Even if you are careful to monitor your heating and cooling, turn off all unused lights and do other energy-saving tricks, it may be your home that is wasting energy, not you. Older homes with single-paned windows, shingle siding and an older roof could be leaking energy at the seams. Upgrading any of these three areas of your home can make it greener and much more energy efficient.

Vinyl Siding

Not only does vinyl siding look great and offer low maintenance, it can also improve your energy efficiency. Another green aspect is that it does not need constant painting that adds more chemicals to the environment.

New roofing

An old roof can be a money pit for your home. Shingles need to be repaired, leaks can cause water and mold damage, and your heating bill can be literally going through the roof. A quality new roof is a great investment in your home, cutting down on repair and energy costs.

New Windows

If your windows are leaking in the cold or hot outside air, you are fighting a losing battle trying to keep the air in your home comfortable. Newer windows can make a large difference in your energy bills, often paying for themselves in just a few years.

On top of saving you money and being a green choice, new siding, roofing or windows can all add value to your home. Everyone appreciates a home that is green and energy efficient. If your homes needs any of these three major sources of energy loss, talk to your local home improvement company about upgrading your home for a greener future.

Posted on behalf of:
Atwood Home Builders
227 W 8th Ave
Homestead, PA 15120
(412) 638-1262

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