Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency isn’t just a catch phrase, it’s a proven way to save money.

While environmental impact may not be a top priority for everyone, one thing all of our customers seem to agree on is enhanced energy efficiency. Not only does a more energy efficient home help to reduce your carbon footprint, but it also translates into very real savings for you, the homeowner. As you repair, replace and upgrade the exterior features of your home with more energy efficient products, we are confident that you will realize immediate savings on your heating and cooling bills. From roofs and siding to windows and doors, Advanced Exteriors offers a variety of products that will help keep the interior of your home the perfect temperature year round, regardless of what the weather is like outside.


Roofs

Attic Insulation


When you replace your roof, adding proper insulation and ventilation to your attic space can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home. At first glance, it may seem counterintuitive to add insulation for warmth and then intentionally allow cold air to enter the attic through vents, but it has been proven time and time again that this combination is the key to a durable roof and an energy efficient home. Here’s the basic premise: In the winter, proper ventilation allows for a natural flow of cold air in the attic, which reduces the potential for ice damming (snow that melts off a roof due to an overly warm attic and then refreezes at the gutters, causing what’s known as an ice dam that can cause serious roof damage). In the summer, a well vented attic helps transfer hot air out of the attic, which helps extend the life of your shingles. In both summer and winter, proper attic insulation helps to resist temperature transfer from your attic to the rest of your house, so the ventilation can properly do its job without impacting your living areas.


Siding

Insulated Siding


Replacing your siding can provide a tremendous opportunity to improve your home’s energy performance. For purposes of reducing energy consumption and increasing the insulation value of the wall system, Advanced Exteriors has a variety of siding products which can help to enhance the r-value (the industry’s measure of thermal resistance) of your home. One such product is insulated vinyl siding, which comes pre-fabricated with rigid foam-backed insulation. However, you’re not limited to vinyl siding if you want to increase the energy efficiency of your home. Advanced Exteriors also offers a variety of non-insulated siding products which, when paired with rigid foam insulation sheathing, also help to improve overall energy efficiency of your home.


Windows and Doors

Window


Windows have long been considered one of the best ways to enhance the energy efficiency of your home. At Advanced Exteriors each of our windows features a low e coating, which helps to prevent solar heat gain within your home. Additionally, windows that are filled with argon gas help to reduce heat and cold convection, basically providing an extra layer of insulation. And beyond the glass, properly installed windows and doors can make a dramatic difference in overall energy efficiency by eliminating air infiltration (also known as draft). You’d be amazed how many homes are not fully sealed from the elements, and are just letting valuable heated or cooled air disappear.


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Energy efficiency isn’t just a catch phrase, it’s a proven way to save money. Believe us, you can enhance your home’s energy efficiency, value and curb appeal for less than you probably think. Whether you’re looking to replace your roof, siding, windows or doors, Advanced Exteriors is here to help you find the perfect product for your home and your budget.

Contact us today to learn more about how to enhance your home’s energy efficiency with the help of Advanced Exteriors or call us now to schedule a free estimate, 636-300-4500.