Making Your North Carolina Home More Energy Efficient and Environmentally-Friendly – Part 2

This week, we offer you 3 more tips for making your North Carolina home more energy efficient and environmentally-friendly. Autumn is here and cooler temperatures soon will be the norm. As that happens, we all will likely find ourselves indoors more often, unable to spend much time working on the outside of our homes. That creates the perfect situation for focusing on making the interiors of our homes more energy efficient and environmentally-friendly. Here are a few tips on ways to make your home more “green” – from the inside!

  1. Consider adding more insulation to your attic floor. Insulation settles over time and becomes less effective. Adding insulation will keep your home warmer in the winter and, if you live in snow country, extra insulation will play a big role in avoiding ice dams on your roof.
  2. Take a look at your purchases and always seek options that are more energy efficient – this is especially important with new appliances. Also, with paper products and other items, look for products that have recycled content. Recycling only works when we make purchases that are made from recycled materials.
  3. Have an energy audit including a blower test done to see where air is escaping or entering your home. Check with your local utility providers to see if they offer incentives to help cover the cost of a good home energy audit. Have the audit done by a “third party” who is not there to ultimately sell you anything.

And, as always, your metal roofing experts are here to answer your roofing and ventilation questions. You can email us, or call us at 919-900-1100, or visit us on the web.