Is there such thing as an ecofriendly permanent exterior paint? Maybe. But if you’re thinking of adding a ceramic coating to your home or using a ceramic house paint, here’s what I now know about ceramic paint that I wish I’d known sooner!
An eco-friendly home includes environmentally friendly materials from the ground up (like roofing, flooring, lighting, painting materials, architectural styles)... in every room of the house (from kitchen countertops & backsplashes to bathroom toilets & showers)... plus energy-efficient appliances and equipment throughout (like solar panels, water heaters, etc). Here, homeowners are sharing their personal experiences with green home building & remodeling products, and the ways that ecofriendly items affect a home's ultimate cost and energy-efficiency.
Green home insulation materials are ones that are manufactured from renewable resources & recycled materials with fewer chemicals. Which type of insulation is best for your home depends on where you live. Here’s how to choose a green insulation material with a high R-value for where you live. We’ll cover these: cellulose insulation, cotton insulation, mineral wool insulation / rock wool insulation, sheep wool insulation, straw bale insulation, soy foam insulation, and recycled plastic insulation.
I’m a roofer and I’m here to tell you that roof colors matter. It depends on where you live. See when you’d want to choose reflective roof shingles and when you’d want to choose dark asphalt shingles for your house. And see how your energy bills will be different, based on the roof shingle colors you choose.
Building a new home? Renovating an old one? Green homes matter. Improvements that make a home green + How to determine the environmental impact of your home
Shipping container homes are popular. But are they really less expensive & easier to build than other houses? Some good & bad things about these tiny homes.
Is a green home improvement project in your future? Looking for ways to do things around the house that are eco-friendly rather than wasteful and harmful to the environment? Here’s where to start to find green products and helpful resources.
Green homes have been around for awhile, and they’re getting greener all of the time. GreenPod Intelligent Environments. GreenPods are designed by Ann Raab and can be used in a number of different ways.
Radiant barrier roof sheathing has a highly reflective material facing the interior of your attic. It will seriously reduce your home’s energy consumption. If you like saving money and helping the environment you should really look into radiant barrier roof decking. Trust me you’ll be happy you did.
By using synthetic slate roof shingles that are made from recycled materials, you can earn LEED credits. EcoStar Majestic Slate roof tiles are one example.
Selecting carpet that was derived from recycled materials is easier than ever and it’s a great product to boot. There’s not much reason to purchase any other type of carpeting product on the market today.