You could easily buy a new home, but you don’t want any home. You want your Dream Home. So you opted for new home construction. You want a say in every little detail of your new home. And when it comes to new home construction, that is exactly what you will get. However, all of these decisions can quickly become overwhelming.
New Home Construction Tips: It All Comes Down to Energy Efficiency
While energy efficiency may be the furthest thing from your mind during construction, it should really be No. 1 on your list of priorities. Now is not the time to cut corners where energy efficiency is concerned. Your future self will thank you. ENERGY STAR qualified home saves up to 30% more energy than homes built to the national energy code, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Your doors, roof, windows and even the shell of your home all play a role in your home’s energy efficiency.
- Doors: Insulated doors are an integral part of energy efficiency.
- Roofs: Energy Star-qualified roofs reflect more of the sun’s rays, which can reduce air conditioning need by 10-15%.
- Windows: According to estimates from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), your windows account for as much as 40% of your annual heating and cooling costs. High quality windows will minimize solar heat gains in the summer and minimize heat loss in the winter. Energy Star-qualified windows can save you as much as 15% over other window lines.
Energy Star Qualified Windows from JELD-WEN
An ENERGY STAR® Partner since 1998, JELD-WEN is a recognized leader in manufacturing energy efficient windows, providing solutions that deliver exceptional value for home builders, architects, and homeowners all over the globe.
JELD-WEN windows are sold through independent home centers and dealers, such as Architectural Window Supply. Our staff is factory-trained and experienced in the window industry, which means they’ll offer informed advice on your window, from function to performance. For the past 20 years, we have been the go-to choice for homeowners, builders, and architects in Maryland who need personalized, knowledgeable service, high-quality, and energy efficient products.
If you have any questions about JELD-WEN New Construction Windows, or wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact Architectural Window Supply by calling 410-266-5254 or visit our website! You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!