IMPROVING THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF YOUR HOME WITH PAINT
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
What if you could double or triple not only your insulation values but the value of your home for a fraction of the cost simply by changing the color of your house? That’s right, I’m talking about painting your home a lighter color on the outside. This post will give you some great tips on how to make this simple transition to save money whether you’re remodeling or building a new home.
PAINT YOUR HOME TO SAVE MONEY
As shocking as it may seem, yes, the colors you choose actually can affect the energy efficiency of your home, sustainability, and its overall value. The selection of exterior paint colors is not only for design purposes, it’s true that even minor improvements can make an impressive difference. Exterior painting should save you in the long run, not cost you.
You should also think about the use of paint that is meant to be energy efficient. Certain paints are formulated to absorb heat, while others are made to reflect it. Furthermore, moisture connects with energy-efficient paints. Those curated to keep your property cool are semi-permeable, permitting water to move through before evaporating. Those that are formulated to keep your home warm will be waterproof.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT PAINT FOR YOU
Identifying the right paint color for your home is the easiest and most effective way to enhance your home’s energy efficiency. A soft paint color reflects sunlight, making the room a few degrees coolers. Darker paint colors attract more light, therefore, consuming additional heat. Which one is suitable for you should be determined by the climate you live in and the temperature control you’re seeking.
An additional way to achieve the energy efficiency standards you’re wanting is by corresponding darker paint with lighter colored paint. For example, many houses will have specific rooms that are cooler than others and we all know that heat travels upward. Try painting your exterior white with black accents around the cooler parts of your house. There are plenty of ways to achieve this look in many other color variants. Call us to schedule a FREE color consultation! Happy Earth Day!