For the most part, consumers think of energy savings when they think about green home construction in Dallas. It’s natural for most people to correlate saving money with energy-efficient appliances. While most people realize that building a green home means less negative impact to the environment, they’re still not quite sure just how that works.
You may have tossed around the idea of building a green home in Dallas, but quickly dismissed it thinking that you would spend twice as much on the same size home as you would by going the traditional route. While a green home can be more costly initially, the money saved over the years is substantial. Because more people are building green and contractors often buy in bulk at a cheaper price, the cost to build an energy-efficient home has decreased substantially over the years, putting the building process within the range of most any budget.
Other than Energy Star appliances, what will you typically find in green home construction?
Here are a few of the products we use to not only help homeowners save money, but enjoy a healthier, quality home that is every bit as elegant and beautiful as conventional built homes:
Radiant barrier roof decking – Radiant barrier roof decking reflects as much as 97% of the sun’s radiant heat. This means that your attic will remain cooler, which helps improve comfort in your home and your heating/cooling system’s efficiency.
High-density cellulose insulation – Cellulose insulation means a 20% to 40% savings on energy, and also added protection in case of fire. In the homebuilding process, we blow high-density cellulose attic insulation over flat, and use R-13 high-density cellulose in exterior walls.
Vinyl framed Loa2-240 windows – Low-E coatings are super-thin materials bonded to the surface of these windows. While you can visually see no difference and enjoy a clear view to the outside world, these windows block more than 84% of harmful UV radiation, and reflect solar infrared rays. Energy loss through windows is lowered by as much as 30% to 50%.
Tyvek ThermaWrap™ – Simply put, ThermaWrap works to block heat, whether it means heat gain in hot summer months or heat loss in colder winter months. Your home will stay comfortable year-round, and you’ll save money on energy costs.
As you can see, green home construction involves far more than energy-efficient appliances! At Bud Bartley Homes, we build beautiful, well-appointed and tasteful green homes that are of unparalleled quality, while still affordable.
Interested in looking at one of our model homes? Call us at 972-318-3802 to set up a personal tour!