Things To Consider When Planning For An Eco-Friendly Remodel

Posted on Thursday, 15th January 2015

Things To Consider When Planning For An Eco-Friendly Remodel

A growing number of homeowners and business owners are discovering that an environmentally friendly approach to remodeling is often the best choice. From choosing a wide variety of composite materials to adding additional insulation and choosing other construction materials that have been made from recycled materials, the possibilities are endless when it comes to remodeling a room or an entire house while maintaining a constant awareness of environmentally friendly choices.

Ultra-Efficient Windows And Doors

For example, recycled building materials can be used to replace many types of new materials that are often used in the construction process. Best of all, these materials are often less expensive and will serve to protect the planet by reducing the use of landfills. Another great way to make a remodeling project more environmentally friendly is to consider using ultra-efficient windows and doors. Choosing this option can greatly reduce the consumption of energy when it comes to heating and cooling. This also lowers carbon emissions and can save homeowners money on utility bills.

Reduce The Amount Of Water That Is Required

Another great way to make a remodeling project more ecologically or environmentally friendly is to consider utilizing a wide range of plants and grasses for landscaping. This is important because it can greatly reduce the amount of water that is required. This not only saves homeowners money on water bills but also conserves a vital natural resource. In addition, choosing non-toxic plants for indoor use can actually serve to improve indoor air quality quite substantially. From reducing allergies to saving energy and improving the visual appeal of any room, natural plants for indoor use can be an excellent addition to any remodeling project.

Window Treatments Such As Blinds And Shutters

Finally, there are a number of ways to take advantage of natural lighting as a way to reduce the use of electricity to light a home. For example, properly placed windows and the smart use of window treatments such as blinds and shutters can actually enhance interior lighting. Natural light is often more inviting and more calming than artificial light. Consider all the options with regard to natural lighting if preparing to do a remodeling project. Even skylights are an effective way of reducing energy usage in the home. Contact Gryphon Roofing & Remodeling today to learn more about Phoenix remodeling projects.

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