Energy Efficiency with Better Windows, Doors and Siding

Jun 08, 2014

With the warm weather approaching, now is the perfect time to assess the overall energy efficiency of your Omaha home. There are several improvements you can make to your current home to improve your comfort and your utilities bill – including energy efficient windows, doors and siding.

When looking to improve a home’s energy efficiency, it’s important to look at the quality of the product. Many products are labeled with an ENERGY STAR logo, indicating that it meets a government standard that will save energy, uphold a certain quality and reduce greenhouse gases. At Elite Exteriors, we install energy efficient windows, doors and vinyl siding for homeowners all over Omaha.

Energy efficient windows and skylights feature advanced technologies such as invisible glass coatings, vacuum-sealed spaces filled with inert gas between the panes, improved framing materials, better weather stripping and warm edge spacers. These windows also help keep temperature regulated indoors during all seasons with more efficient glass. Similarly, new doors can also help make a home more efficient through improved materials, efficient glass and better weather stripping.

And while siding might not be on the top of a homeowners list for energy efficiency improvements, quality vinyl siding with proper insulation will certainly help a home more easily regulate temperature. A poorly insulated exterior leads to heat loss in the winter and cooling loss in the summer. Quality vinyl siding is easy to care for, reduces greenhouse gases by preserving the home’s interior temperature and will help save homeowners money on utilities.

These are just a few areas to consider when trying to increase the energy efficiency of your Omaha home.  Assessing the roof of your Omaha home should also be on your radar. You can read about roof ventilation and insulation here. Let our professional contractors help make your home more efficient for the benefit of the environment and your wallet.

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