Eco-Friendly RenovationsJune 10, 2011
According to the Appraisal Institute of Canada, energy-efficient upgrades lead the pack among overall home renovations when it comes to adding to the resale value of a home. A recent survey rated windows, insulation, and heating system type and efficiency among the top picks in terms of green upgrades that have a significant impact on the appraisal value of a house. In addition, the longer you stay in the house, the greater the payback, especially if you’re investing in some of the more expensive energy-efficient technologies.
High-performance windows offer more comfort, lower sound transmission, let in more daylight, increase the potential for solar heating, and will help lower your heating and cooling costs.