When it comes to home improvement, many cost-conscious homeowners think about all of the “green” (money) they will spend. Today, however, they also are able to think about a different kind of green – just like “green” buildings or environment-friendly.
With the highly increasing energy prices and states embracing regulations that ban products that emit fumes with adverse effects, building an environment-friendly building has become the main concern. In fact, organizations such as the U.S. Green Building Council have been formed to establish criteria for incorporating green products and materials into home improvement projects.
Home improvement professionals, manufacturers, and companies are now taking steps to minimize the use of products that may be harmful to the environment.
Green Home Improvement Products To Consider
- Polyseamseal All-Purpose Adhesive Caulk
Did you know leaky ducts can account for 30 percent or more of wasted energy? Caulking or sealing around your doors, windows, moldings, baseboards, and vents is an easy and inexpensive project. If you are to conduct a home improvement project, choose a high-quality product that complies with regulations governing volatile organic compounds, or VOC. These products do more harm to the ozone than good.
You can use Polyseamseal All-Purpose Adhesive Caulk as an alternative to your regular sealant. It has a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) level of three percent and provides a paintable, fast-drying, long-lasting seal. Are you ready to add on to that beautiful deck? Or are you in need of some minor repairs? When choosing an adhesive product for the job, be sure to choose one that is easy and safe to use, and remember to use products that do not harm the environment.
The latex-based formula emits no VOC and has an initial tack that is nine times stronger than traditional construction adhesives. Plus, it is easy to work with for interior applications because it has low odor, is paintable and can be cleaned up with water.
- Insulated Vinyl Siding
Are you ready to replace your siding on your next home remodeling project? When choosing your siding material, consider the insulation value and the amount of maintenance it requires. Natural cedar siding, for instance, may seem to be a “green” choice, but it has a low insulation value and requires regular painting; thus, it may not be the best choice.
Insulated vinyl siding is an energy efficient solution. It features a foam backing and provides better insulation than wood, fiber cement or traditional vinyl siding.
- Paper Based/Composite Countertops
You may be wondering how would a paper based material stand the heat and moisture in the kitchen. Sure paper-based countertops are made of paper but when combined with other materials and underwent the process of heating and compressing, they become highly durable materials but more Eco-friendly.
Just like home remodel products should not cause harm to the environment nor should it be expensive, so should your home remodel contractors also stay within the budget
Call Square One Home Improvement for budget friendly contractors that take care of the environment and your house as well.
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