If you’re looking for more significant ways to save money and make your home more energy efficient, here are a few ideas you might not have thought of yet: applying texture coating, installing new windows, and replacing your home’s siding.
1. Long-Lasting Texture Coating
As a California homeowner, you know how wild the weather gets out here. Your home’s exterior is battered by wind, beat on by the sun, dried out and dampened by humidity fluctuations, and moved on its foundation by the shifting earth. Texture coating is made to withstand the elements and provide durable protection against whatever Mother Nature throws at it.
The long life of texture coating is the first way it provides savings. Unlike paint, you can expect texture coating to last the rest of your life. That means you never have to repaint your home again! Imagine the savings you enjoy over time compared to repainting your home every few years.
The second way texture coating pays for itself is in the energy savings it provides for your home. A special reflective pigment in texture coating gives it the ability to reflect sunlight, lowering the temperature on your home’s exterior by up to 40 degrees. This makes it far easier to keep your interior cooler. The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory points out that texture coating on California homes can reduce cooling costs by nearly 22%.
2. Durable New Replacement Windows
Another investment option to make your home more energy efficient and save money is to replace the windows. Rest assured that this type of upgrade will pay for itself in time, especially if you are replacing leaky, old single-pane windows.
By installing Energy Star rated windows, you will be installing new windows with better insulation, blocking UV rays in the summer and preventing air leaks. This may not seem substantial, but your savings multiply the more windows you replace and you could save hundreds per year, savings that pay you back for your investment over time.
Second, replacement windows increase the value of your home. This is great news any time, but it’s especially important if you’re selling your home this year. New windows are appealing to homebuyers because of their aesthetic beauty and energy-saving qualities, allowing you to increase the listing price of your home when you put it on the market.
3. Energy-Efficient Siding Replacement
And finally, one of the best ways to transform your home and save energy is switching to fiber cement siding. In our San Diego and Los Angeles area, all of our siding products have to meet the CALGreen building products initiative. James Hardie fiber cement siding meets all the guidelines!
Hardie siding is made of sustainable material and surpasses other sidings that are made of fossil fuels (like vinyl). The James Hardie company sources more than 83% of its raw materials from within 100 miles of facilities, minimizing its carbon footprint.
A way James Hardie siding can save you money is it can last up to 50 years, when properly cared for. This saves you money from continual siding repairs or a replacement every 15 years due to inferior siding materials.
When you want long-lasting siding that is good for the environment, Hardie siding fits the bill!
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If you’re ready to start saving money and making your home more energy efficient with texture coating, new windows, or siding, Approved Contractor is the place to turn. Get your free estimate today!