We really like how “green” products are being introduced so broadly and quickly into building and remodeling
products. A few years ago, it seemed like everybody was becoming green-this and green-that…just to jump on a bandwagon. But as we approach 2011, the green movement has really taken root, especially in our remodeling, renovation and home building fields.
Product manufacturers are introducing green-safe and green-ready products that bring more earth-friendly benefits with them. Some of these products are more expensive than traditional ones, but some are actually less expensive. As time passes, these green products will slowly replace traditional ones and the prices will subside.
Green remodeling can be done in small ways and doesn’t necessarily have to encompass the entire home. It’s easy to pick and choose elements that fit each particular homeowner. The following can be used:
- Non-toxic paints and sealants
- Programmable thermostats
- Energy efficient appliances
- Natural flooring
- Local building materials
- Natural fiber rugs and fabrics
- Recycled material roof shingles and tiles
- Energy efficient lighting
- Insulated hot water pipes
- Tankless water heaters
- Quality insulation
- Native plants for landscaping
- Energy-efficient windows and doors
Other items to consider when remodeling or building a new home include beautiful designer recycled glass tiles for backsplashes and accents, bamboo flooring, and recycled roofs…they look beautiful but are so good for the environment.
Please call us at 704-605-9695 or email email@example.com to get more ideas on how you can go green, buy green and get green in 2011!