• How Home Improvements Can Help Reduce Home Energy Costs

    March 12, 2022 | Blog | Jordynn Bloss
  • Homeowners often overlook ways to reduce home energy costs – including energy-efficient vinyl window, roof, and siding replacements.  Home improvements offer great potential to conserve energy and lower utility costs.  As we head into warmer months, you want to make sure your home is protected against the heat.  Check out how vinyl window, roofing, and siding replacement can significantly reduce your energy bills:

    Vinyl Window Replacement

    No one likes it when windows don’t provide proper insulation.  One of the best ways you can conserve energy – and eliminate those pesky drafts – is by replacing your windows.  By installing updated window sashes in your home, you can save up to $500 annually on your energy bills.  Not to mention your curbside appeal will go through the roof.

    Vinyl Sash – the original replacement window – offers fully weather-stripped sashes that are strategically placed to prevent air and water infiltration.  Our vinyl frames insulate 1400 times better than aluminum and solar control Low-E argon glass, so you know your home is good hands.

    Roof Replacement

    If a full roof replacement is on the horizon, it’s always best to choose solar-reflecting shingles in a light color.  Dark roofs absorb more heat from the sun than light-colored roofs, which can pose a significant energy efficiency issue in summer months.  A new roof protects your home from the outside elements and creates a barrier that reduces thermal transfer – leaving your home more comfortable for you and your family.

    Check with your local roofing company about energy-efficient and solar-reflecting shingles that create a better barrier between the outdoors and your home.  Vinyl Sash of Michigan partners with Landmark Roofing to offer best-in-class laminate shingles.

    Vinyl Siding Replacement

    When combined with proper insulation, updated vinyl siding can improve your home’s energy efficiency.  Good vinyl siding protects your home from outside elements with minimal maintenance, ensuring moisture stays away from your home’s insulating barrier.

    When shopping around, make sure to ask about insulated vinyl siding within R-value between 3 and 4 for the biggest impact to energy cost reduction.  Our partner Ply Gem has been an industry leader in the siding space for 70+ years and can help you increase the energy efficiency and curbside appeal of your home. Interested in hearing more about how you can increase the energy efficiency of your home?  Contact us at Vinyl Sash of Michigan today.  From Michigan window replacement to decking and roofing repairs to luxury bath remodels, we offer our customers a one-stop-shop for all home needs.  We provide free estimates for our services and are excited to build a plan to beautify your home.