Home Building: Consider Energy Efficiency to Maximize Return
Deciding to go through with home building is a great way to ensure you will live in a home perfectly suited for you. However, the process can be extensive, but with the right amount of effort and consideration into details, the outcome will be 100% worth it. This is especially true when it comes to the consideration of energy performance. Energy efficient homes will lower utility bills to help maximize your return.
The details you put into energy efficiency for your home will depend on your budget, as well as how large the home will be. A larger home will require more complex details for energy performance and a higher budget will lead to a wider range of details to choose from. Just be aware that no matter what the budget, or size of your home, energy performance can be of the highest quality.
Tops Details to Consider for Energy Efficiency:
- The Roof: This is the most critical area of the home to consider for insulation. The most energy loss is due to the roof placed over a home. A roof that is sealed and insulated can cut down costs most significantly.
- The Walls: The wall cavity must be sealed to improve energy performance in a home. Those who live in colder climates should also consider thicker walls to leave room for more extensive insulation.
- Sealing: In order to block air movement, sealing is essential. Costs can be cut up to 30% with the right sealing done to the home. Using caulk is what can help seal those cracks around the windows, doors, and more.
- Windows: Considering window placement is essential for high quality energy performance. Plus, using energy efficient windows on top of that will help cut costs, as well. Windows that are going to be exposed to more sunlight should have trees or overhangs placed around them to prevent heat from seeping into the home.
Once all energy efficient considerations have been made during the process of your home building, you will see a high return in the investment put into your home. Call us to learn more.