Whether you’re planning a roof upgrade or total replacement, one thing is certain — you’re about to make a significant investment. Luckily, current roofing options allow you to understand the benefit of your investment immediately, and perhaps even increase it over time.Types of Roofs Consider a Cool Roof
Cool roofs reflect sunlight by design, allowing for decreased heat absorption. Depending on the type of roof you choose, cool roofs can >decrease surface heat by as much as 50-60 degrees. This effect trickles down into the home, creating more comfort inside with less energy usage and subsequent cost.
What are the most cost-effective cool roof [...]
The perks of solar are no joke. A rooftop system can do more than just cut down or even eliminate your utility bills. A solar panel installation generates energy from a renewable source and reduces CO2 emissions for your household. Solar panels work hardest when the sun is shining and when AC use increases your home’s energy demand. Plus, the homeowners that install them qualify for lots of incentives and tax rebate programs—talk about a win-win!
But there’s a lot more to solar than free, clean energy and lower electricity bills — although, admittedly, that part of the deal is pretty sweet. Installing panels on your property comes with a bunch of unexpected [...]
Removing grass from any area can be a big job. This goes double if the area is large or if you’re unfamiliar with the process. There are some situations where you may want to remove a small patch of lawn to put in a garden, and others where you might just want to rip it all out.
Even for a small area, there are plenty of things to take into consideration. Time invested, the environmental damage, noise for the neighbors, local laws and potential underground utilities all factor into any project. You want to make sure you have a solid plan in mind as well, knowing the area size and preferably mapping it out with a laser to get straight lines — and always, always mow [...]
Welcome to the new world of home buying! At Modernize, we’re constantly looking for new technologies and adaptations that are both good for the Earth — and worth the value they provide. All too often, these green improvements end up costing homeowners a lot of their own green in the process, without offering much in the way of returns. With that in mind, we put together a list of some of the best projects we’ve seen—initiatives that look as good on your bank statement as they do on paper. Read on for the full scoop below.These Panels Make Solar Energy Look Good
Solar providers are no strangers to incredulous looks—when they quote homeowners the number for a new [...]