Sustainable design has become the norm in home building. More and more Americans are becoming motivated to invest in eco-friendly construction materials to help preserve the environment.
Although buying green products, like energy-efficient replacement windows, is a great idea, they can’t quite make a lasting difference if they’re not durable. Sustainability is synonymous with resilience, which means “to endure.”
To make your house truly resilient, Renewal by Andersen® of Denver recommends keeping these threats to your property’s long-term structural integrity:
The Centennial State is no stranger to harsh weather. Extreme cold conditions can affect not only the health of people but also the condition of building materials.
In a nutshell, most materials expand when in hot weather and contract when in cold. If you don’t have rigid and stable windows and doors, your units can easily crack due to severe thermal cycling.
No house can hide from rain, snow and hail. You can minimize the effects of these elements on your property, though, with tough, moisture-resistant materials.
Renewal by Andersen of Denver attests that building materials are not equal. Each possesses unique mechanical properties, which determine the product’s ability to stay unscathed under seasonal exposure to different precipitations.
All of us are highly dependent on fuel to keep our homes comfortable. But is your house built to function properly even when the power goes out?
Proper ventilation, among many things, is an essential every resilient house must have. Your property must have casement, sliding, bay, bow or double-hung windows to ensure there’s adequate airflow within every room.
This way, your rooms will be livable during extended “powerless” periods without any functioning mechanical HVAC equipment.
Renewal by Andersen of Denver’s windows and patio doors are perfect for resilient home design. Call us at (719) 419-5496 or (303) 823-4312 to arrange your free consultation and to learn more about our sustainable, durable products. We serve Colorado Springs, Denver and the neighboring communities.