3 ways to build a green home

The environment has been in the news a lot over the past month, as the Obama administration has made several major moves in order to reduce the pollution that is created by the United States. While the federal and state governments are wrestling with the question over what to do about the planet on a major level, there are plenty of steps that individuals can take in order to improve the energy efficiency of their own lives. If you are thinking of buying a new home, you can invest in a smart green space.

Here are a few tips for constructing a green household:

  • Have the windows tinted: If you want to prevent the sun's heat from entering your home during the summer – meaning you will have to rely less on your air conditioner – you should have your windows covered with energy saving window film. This product will help keep your home efficient and strengthen your windows.
  • Properly insulate: One of the most important ways you can create a home that doesn't waste energy is by making sure that all of the walls are properly insulated. This will help keep the warm or cool air inside of your home throughout any weather condition, so you won't have to worry about leaks.
  • Use natural materials: You should avoid having your home built with any materials that contain harsh chemicals or are in other ways bad for the environment. Natural materials will also be able to help save you money on your annual energy bills.

If you are thinking of having your windows tinted, be sure to schedule an appointment with R&J Tinting today or our Alexandria window tint products and services!