Going green with your home renovation project is one way to benefit the environment while saving you money. And believe it or not, it’s possible to make your home more energy-efficient and eco-friendly without spending a fortune on flashy, high-tech materials. Here’s a list of easy, affordable ideas to make your new or existing home more eco-friendly:
Choose Energy-Efficient Insulation
The majority of American homes built more than 20 years ago were not appropriately insulated for the climate. Without the proper insulation, you could be losing hundreds of dollars every month on heating and cooling and wasting copious amounts of energy in the process. Upgrading to eco-friendly, recycled insulation will help you save money and positively impact the environment.
Select Recycled Materials
Whether starting construction on a new home or renovating an existing structure, choosing recycled materials is a great way to be greener. There are various recycled products on the market, including recycled insulation, flooring, and countertops.
If you are a lover of hardwood floors but want to use something more environmentally friendly in your new home, choose bamboo or cork flooring. Bamboo is a fast-growing and abundant resource, unlike hardwood. On the other hand, cork is harvested from living trees and causes no damage to the trees.
Choose Non-Toxic Paints and Finishes
Most paints and finishes contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which evaporate at warm temperatures, negatively impacting air quality both inside and out. Choosing non-VOC paints and finishes is one way to improve your home’s air quality and reduce air pollution outside.
Peak Construction offers green building options for any project. Whether you are building a new home, renovating a bathroom, repairing a roof, or redoing the deck, we offer eco-friendly solutions that include green building materials and sustainable methods. Contact Peak Construction today to learn how you can make your home greener.