The exterior of your house is known as the building envelope, or building enclosure. It’s what protects your home from the elements. This includes features such as the roof, sides, doors, windows and foundation. All of these play important roles in keeping out the elements. So it makes sense that the quality and condition of the building enclosure has a big effect on the energy required to keep your home comfortable all-year-round.
Upgrading your home’s building envelope reduces energy consumption. In fact, increasing the efficiency of heating and cooling systems is one of the primary reasons for exterior renovation in Abbotsford. The top 3 exterior renovations that increase energy efficiency are:
1. New siding or siding repair. Increasing the energy efficiency of your siding can have a dramatic impact in reducing your energy bills.
2. New roof or roof repair. Older or damaged roofs do not reflect heat or the elements as well. New materials are more energy efficient than those from the past.
3. Replacing windows and doors. New insulated windows and doors stop drafts and reduces heat loss in the winter and heat gain in summer months.
Reducing your energy bills isn’t the only reason for an exterior renovation. Making these changes can drastically improve the look and feel of your Abbotsford home. This increases both curb appeal and your property value.
You also may qualify for a rebate through BC Hydro’s Home Renovation Rebates program. Upgrades must be completed and invoiced by March 31, 2021, so call your home renovation contractor today to see which exterior renovations will start saving you money.