Home renovation is no child’s play and neither is having a home renovation which is environmentally friendly. Whenever we are planning a home renovation we try to think of renovations which would not have a huge negative impact on the environment. There has been an increasing need to save the environment and we all need our bit. When you are undergoing the process of deciding new sidings for your home, then you should consider a greener option called “Eco-Siding”. It is not only a green solution but is also extremely cost-effective.
The importance of the Albedo Effect
When you are considering an environmental impact of the choice, then you should consider the material and its sustainability. If you are eco-friendly, then you various questions will arise on your mind like whether the material is bio-friendly or not, how long will it last and whether it will end up in a landfill one day. These are some of the legitimate questions which concern the environment. So whatever decision you make needs to be well thought out and informed decision. When you are choosing a material check the albedo rating of it. This rating of the material is related to its ability to reflect the light which comes from the sun. This is crucial as it will help you to reduce the cooling costs of your house and the net impact of emissions that your house generates.
What is the relation between Albedo Effect and Siding?
When you opt for a material which is capable of redirecting the Sun’s rays makes use of the albedo principle which drastically reduces the energy consumption of the house which is needed to keep the house at a comfortable temperature, even when there is intense sunlight. Studies have also shown that there is a dramatic difference in the surface temperatures between white and black roofs. When you increase the albedo ration by 0.2 in designated areas it brings about a cooling effect which though isn’t much but it helps to reduce your carbon footprint drastically.
Making a decision about the siding
Before you decide on whether you should go for it or not, there are certain things that you need to keep in mind. Though there are benefits of using a highly reflective material, it doesn’t mean that they are expensive. To improve the albedo rating of your house you could opt for a lighter colour for your siding instead of a darker colour. Vinyl sidings are widely used as they are recyclable and versatile in nature as they are available in various colours. However, if you aren’t a fan of vinyl you could opt for a wooden shingle-style siding and paint them either white or any other lighter colour of your choice as it will help to boost your home’s albedo rating and also help you to reduce the energy costs. When you opt for this it also diminishes your carbon footprint, which goes a long way in safeguarding the environment.
This article was provided by D’Angelo& Sons Roofing & Exterior.
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