Additions to Make to Your Attic and Roof

 

Solar_panelsLooking to increase the value of your home or make your home green? This article will help. Add the items discussed below to achieve your goals.

  • Attic Fan: Attic fans are mounted on the roof and operate automatically to create air flow. They can:
    • Lower upstairs room temperatures by 10º
    • Lengthen roof life
    • Keep attics dry during the winter
  • Solar Energy: Install solar panels to create electricity, heat water, and improve lighting. Use them to heat during winter and reduce heat during the summer.
  • Insulation: Make sure that your home has proper insulation and that your attic door seals tightly. You could be loosing a lot of money and energy if it does not. 49-Master_Bedroom_Attic_Brick
    • Use loose-fill insulation if you need to install more insulation.
  • Attic Bedroom: Transforming your attic into a bedroom is expensive, but can pay off. They are desirable in homes.
  • Recycled Shingles: Using recycled shingles for your repairs or installations will help you conserve energy and produce fewer pollutants.

These things will help you increase the value of your home and make your home green. If you want to learn more about either of those topics, check out the “‘I’ve Got Time’ Learning Center” when you are able to!

 

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Sources

(2009). Green renovation checklist. NAHB. Retrieved from http://greenhomeguide.com/know-how/article/green-renovation-checklist

Eco-friendly remodeling. Better Homes and Gardens. Retrieved from http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/green-living/ecofriendly/eco-friendly-remodeling/

Green Building Glossary. Green Resource Council. Retrieved from http://www.greenresourcecouncil.org/green-resources/greenbuilding-glossary

Green remodeling 101. NARI. Retrieved from http://www.nari.org/homeowners/tips/greenremodeling.asp


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