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Upgrade to More Value With an Energy Efficient Home Remodel

Upgrade to More Value With an Energy Efficient Home Remodel

by | Oct 12, 2022

A good home remodeler needs to keep energy efficiency in mind. An energy-efficient home is wanted by over 73% of buyers, and can add thousands to the value of your property.

These are the top ways to upgrade your home’s value with energy-efficient remodels. 

Heat Your Home Evenly

If you want to ensure that your home is as energy efficient as possible, it’s vital that it’s heated evenly and able to handle the strain of keeping the temperature as even as possible.

One of the best ways to do that is to start from the bottom. Heat rises, so ensuring that your basement is heated and comfortable means that you’ll have to spend less to heat the rest of your home since that heat will permeate up through the floors.

Heating basement spaces is especially important if you have a finished basement with people living in it. This allows them to live comfortably, keep moisture out, and saves money in the long run.

Get the Right Siding

Your siding does more than just let your home look pretty! If you have the right siding, your home will trap in the temperatures you want and make your home a little more airtight and far more energy-efficient.

While it may be popular, there are many alternatives to vinyl siding that you may want to consider.

Be aware that this isn’t a time or place to try to cut corners or save money. Instead, invest in the siding that will last the longest and work best for your property.

This investment will end up increasing your property value and make it far more exciting when you’re ready to sell your home. 

Solar Leads the Way to an Energy Efficient Home

Adding solar to your property is one of the best ways to make it as energy-efficient as possible.

Not only does this add a tremendous amount of buyer interest to your home when you list it, but it also increases your property value and gives you the chance to promote the home above others.

Solar can be pricey to install, but getting it done by the correct company can ensure that it’s more than worth it, and that it adds tons of value to your home. Pay attention to reviews for companies and how their past projects have turned out to ensure you get the best results.

Professional rooftop solar is safe and saves money

Paint Can Make a Real Difference

Paint is surprisingly great at helping a home be more energy efficient. Not only does moisture-resistant paint ensure that your home’s moisture levels stay low, but they also last longer.

That saves energy, time, and money that would otherwise have to be expended to remove and paint these surfaces time and time again.

Paint is also useful for helping a home stop retaining the heat from the sun in hotter climates. Instead of holding onto the sunlight, lighter colors like light gray, beige, green, or blue can reflect away the solar rays and stop them from sinking into your home and heating it up. 

If you live in a climate that’s colder year-round and you want a warmer home: consider going with darker colors to get the opposite effect! This will help your home absorb solar heat and keep it evenly warm throughout the year.

Pay Attention to Your Windows and Doors

Leaking windows and doors is one of the quickest ways to ruin the energy efficiency of your home.

To check if your windows and doors are sealed airtight, light a candle and carry it in these areas. A candle that pulls strongly towards or away from an entrance is telling you there’s a gap to be sealed.

Either replace your windows with something far more energy-efficient, or seal the gaps with something that’s made to stop air leaks and issues in windows, doors, and other entrances.

Updated windows are worth far more money on a home than their older counterparts.

Your Roof Needs to Protect Your Home

Suppose you’re dealing with an older roof or a roof that’s leaking and losing shingles. In order to get the best out of your roof, look into items like composite roof materials, which can stand stronger against any weather or temperature fluctuations.

This will ensure that as much heat or cold is trapped outside of your home and that you’re able to depend on it to keep out any air leaks or other issues that may arise. 

Although a new roof is expensive, replacing an old one can add a lot of value to your home: ensuring this is a change worth making. If you’re concerned about the cost of a new roof, find out how Purelight Roofing can help you get the roof you need without thousands in upfront costs.

Every Property Could Use an Energy Efficiency Update

Whether you’re getting ready to sell and know that energy efficiency is a great way to add value, or you’re interested in making your home more efficient for yourself, these changes can make a huge difference.

Consider updating your the energy efficiency of your home with one or more of these updates.

If solar is on your list, find out if your roof qualifies for Purelight’s $0 down solar!

Susan Holmes is a freelance writer for the environmental industry. Susan is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that increase property value, maximize energy savings, and turn houses into homes. Susan’s work as a freelance writer can be found on Building Product Advisor, a new construction industry resource launching in Fall 2022.