Homeowners everywhere are searching for ways to make their house more energy efficient. No matter if you are seeking to improve energy efficiency to support a more green lifestyle or to save money on your energy bills, your home’s exterior can play a significant part in helping you reach your goal.

For more than eight decades, the team at Rusco has been guiding home and property owners through the design, installation, and follow up process for exterior elements like custom windows, doors, siding, decking, and roofing, just to name a few. Our team is full of experts who follow energy efficiency trends that keep Chicagoland homeowners happy.

Windows for Energy Efficiency

A great place to start improving your property’s energy efficiency is the windows. If your windows are more than 10 years old, you can begin considering newer options that are already more energy efficient than your outdated, current windows. At Rusco, we work with brands that offer technology built in to create a more energy efficient window that homeowners notice right away. Further, our installation team assures that the seal is secure, preventing drafts.

Other ways you can increase energy efficiency is to consider a window with encased blinds. This way, you can easily keep your blinds closed during the summer months (keeping your home cool and reducing your need for constant air conditioning) and opening your blinds during sunny days of winter (to increase the heat in your home).

Siding for Energy Efficiency

Your home’s siding plays an important part in energy efficiency. If your house has siding more than 10 years old, you can begin to start the process of investing in new siding that will offer more protection for your property. Siding materials today are more energy efficient than materials used only 5-10 years ago, and you will notice your energy bill decrease when you invest in your new siding.

Your home’s doors, windows, roofing, and siding all play an important part in keeping energy costs low. Learn more about how your exterior choices can decrease your energy bill by calling the team at Rusco. We would love to talk to you about your next project and help you make an investment you will love for years to come.

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