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5 Ideas for Creating a Sustainable Home Design

Protecting the environment has been at the forefront of many industries for many years, and the search for greener options is extending to homes. Sustainable home design spans a wide variety of factors, from finding planet-friendly siding and roofing materials to choosing features that boost energy efficiency. Below are a few ideas to transform your property into a more sustainable home.

Sustainable Home Design Considerations

1. Sustainable Siding

If you’re looking for sustainable siding options, consider materials that are recyclable and energy-efficient. Wood is an attractive renewable option, but there are other choices that require less maintenance. James Hardie siding is a safe, flexible option that is durable and can give the same aesthetic as wood while requiring less care. It’s made from recyclable fiber cement, making it sustainable.

2. Roofing That Accommodates Solar Panels

Solar panels are an efficient way to power your home with renewable energy. Investing in these panels can help reduce your carbon footprint, as well as your energy bill. Speak with your roofing contractor about roof materials that work best with solar panel installations.

3. Efficient Roof Materials

Choosing the right material for your roofing will make your entire home more energy-efficient. Consider material that reflects the sun away from your house and will cool quickly in the evening. Metal roofing is incredibly efficient and offers energy savings year-round. Make sure your attic is properly insulated so that heating and cooling doesn’t escape and exterior air doesn’t seep in to disrupt inside temperatures.

4. Energy-Efficient Doors

Upgrade your exterior doors to more efficient options. Choose styles that fit snugly in the door frame and are designed to keep air from escaping. New doors also have tight seals and contain foam cores and energy-efficient glass to improve their effectiveness.

5. Window Upgrades

Newer double-pane windows are better at keeping your HVAC-treated air inside and the elements out. Older windows tend to be drafty, and they aren’t as successful at regulating internal temperatures.

When you are ready to upgrade your home with sustainable renovations, trust Columbia Roofing Inc, based in Elkridge, MD. This licensed and bonded roofing contractor offers environmentally sustainable options like James Hardie® siding and can help every client find ways to maintain a green home. To make an appointment, call (410) 379-6100. Stop by our roofing reviews page to learn how our work has helped past customers.

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Columbia Roofing Inc

Best Locally Owned & Operated Ashpalt Shingle Roofing and Contracting Company
in Howard, Baltimore, Anne Arundel and
Surrounding Counties
Throughout Maryland since 1977

6363 S Hanover Rd | Elkridge, MD 21075

Phone: 410-379-6100 | Fax: 410-379-0125


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