Getting Started With Green Remodeling
Green remodeling begins with environmentally sensitive designs that consider your Northern Virginia home’s position on your property, its relation to the sun, and its existing structures and features. The goals are to let the environment do its share of heating and cooling, and to reuse and re-purpose as much of your existing home as possible. One underestimated element of green remodeling design is longevity: designing for your needs today, tomorrow and long into the future. The ultimate green remodeled home is one that rarely, if ever, needs additional renovations.
The key to green remodeling is not purchasing the latest and greatest green remodeling products; it is in choosing a Northern Virginia firm like Encompass that offers basic green, sustainable remodeling designs by default, at no extra cost to you.
Environmentally friendly product selections are the core basis for green remodeling. Many green products, such as tile and plumbing fixtures, are priced the same as conventional products. Encompass will always recommend these green options first. When products come with a higher price tag, such as tank-less water heaters and solar heating, we will help you make trade-offs that suit your green remodeling goals.
Are you most concerned with energy efficiency? We’ll recommend allotting more of your budget to windows, insulation and high-efficiency heating systems. If water conservation is important to you, we’ll help you choose a front-load washer and dual-flush toilets. Indoor air quality? We’ll introduce you to the best low-VOC paints, adhesives and floor finishes.
With the multitude of green remodeling product choices on the market, it’s key to choose a remodeling contractor like Encompass that is experienced and trained to help you navigate the various product choices and recommend the right solution for your home and budget.
Encompass is committed to responsible site management. We reuse all possible materials in a project. All construction waste that can’t be saved or repurposed is recycled and we also manage all job sites carefully to minimize storm water runoff.
Have questions or ready to get started on your green remodeling project? Call us today or email us for more information.