If you’re one of the over 120 billion homeowners living in a house that’s over 35 years old, you’re probably thinking about remodeling. Whether you want to improve your energy efficiency or update your look, turning your project green has many advantages.

Energy Efficiency Installing energy efficient-windows, doors and appliances does more than give you a good feeling about helping the environment. They also lower your monthly bills, while improving comfort levels throughout the year.  Installing these types of units can also add to the resale value of your home, as well. Better Indoor Air Quality Older homes are notorious for extremely poor indoor air quality, and green remodeling is a great way to remedy that. If you suffer from asthma or allergies, you will notice a decrease in symptoms not long after the remodel is finished.  If you don’t have either of these problems, you may notice increased energy levels and overall health. What we breathe is just as important as what we eat, after all. More Durable Newer green options are also far tougher than what was used when your home was first built. They’re designed to last a long time and resist high levels of wear and tear.  This durability saves you money, stress and time otherwise spent on maintenance or replacement. This means that you’ll need fewer materials to do repeat repairs, which in turn eases the stress on the environment.  Support Your Local Economy Something that tends to get overlooked is that when you go green with your home improvement projects, you’re better able to support your local economy.  Because utilities depend on the global market from which fossil fuels come from, the extra money spent on monthly bills is funneled out of the Minnesota community. When you’re able to save those dollars, you’re free to spend them on employing local green remodeling contractors and locally made materials. If you’d like to save money, take strain off the Earth and can support your local economy, we suggest exploring the many environmentally-friendly options available.  Quarve Contracting, Inc. is a full-service exterior remodeling contractor committed to green remodeling for Twin Cities area homes and businesses.