Typically, energy efficiency and sustainability isn’t the first thing that homeowners have in mind when building a home addition. Homeowners often build out because they have run out of space, but they want to stay in their current homes. However, the right approach and building materials can ensure that a home addition is as eco-friendly as possible. Sturdy Home Improvement, a home addition and roof replacement expert, explains how:
Building an Eco-Friendly Addition Properly
The important thing is to think strategically and build the addition with the right approach. If you are interested in being as eco-friendly as possible, home additions should be your last resort. You should organize your current home instead. However, this doesn’t always work. So take this as an opportunity to improve your home. For example, you can use a home addition to replace a part of the home that is incredibly wasteful and make it energy-efficient. This situation can happen in decades-old homes.
First, remove the wasteful part of the home and make sure that it’s foundation is properly insulated. Then use sustainably harvested lumber to build the addition. Insulate the walls of the new structure inside and out and then use energy-efficient windows and doors. As an expert in home additions, Sturdy Home Improvement can help you with this project.
More Tips on Building an Eco-Friendly Addition
A home addition needs to take up only the space you need to meet your goals. Avoid over-building because bigger spaces use more energy to heat and cool. They will also take more time to maintain. In addition, you should always check your local building codes before starting your project. You should aim to do the project right and build to the highest standards you can.
Sturdy Home Improvement is one of the top roofing and siding contractors in our area because we believe in quality without compromise. We can also help homeowners by designing home additions that improve their homes. Call us at (508) 948-0128 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free consultation and quote. We serve New Haven, CT, and nearby areas.