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Renovating for Greener homes

Owning and living in a beautiful house is every person’s dream.Not all houses are made beautiful. Sometimes we need to work on letting the beauty come out. Older constructions may have an old charm, but require a lot of hard work and maintenance to keep the charm alive. In most cases breaking a structure to add a different one is the way taken by many.

Remodelling is a great way to change the look of a house especially if you happen to live in a house that has little or no aesthetic appeal. Remodelling contributes to a cleaner and greener environment as it saves on valuable energy. Home improvements expend a lot of energy and resources to get the finished look, when you decide to renovate. A look of the house can change by simply adding a deluxe parents retreat, a couple of bedrooms or even a activity room for the kids or a full multi level extension and makeover. Even adding a pool to a home can change the look and feel of the house. The Riverina Fibre Glass Pools use only the highest grades of vinyl ester resins and glass fibre products available in the manufacture of pools, thus making it a hassle free renovation. With modern building techniques most renovations can finish faster and improve your lifestyle with a high quality renovation.

Green homes are those that reduce dependency on oil, gas, coal, and other non-renewable resources. By opting for alternate building material, you save on construction costs as well as lowered maintenance costs. On top of that you have contributed to energy and resource conservation and added to a significant reduction in greenhouse gases. Use the services of a renovation expert that knows about green extensions.

What makes a home green?

Green homes include building materials, coverings, carpeting, flooring and paints that are low in VOCs (volatile organic compounds) resulting in a low level of indoor pollution. Green methods of renovation employ advanced techniques to control air–born pollutants pre–, during, and post–construction.

Other ways of making your home green and clean is by adding water recovery strategies for the yard, the garden or other outdoor living areas. Use other ways of moisture management to save on water and energy. When renovating, add recycled products to replace old ones. Some recycled products have a longer lifespan than natural products, so save on your maintenance costs by opting for recycled waste.