With the Southern Home Show coming to a close May 2nd in Savannah, GA, the theme of Green Building sticks with Southern builders as they head into the sunniest months for southern customers. Along with several green building seminars, the 29th Annual home show displayed many innovations in sustainable home construction that will be on display across the south this summer.
It is a long-held architectural principal that making use of natural light can reduce energy bills and make your home more aesthetically pleasing. But many sun room manufacturers are taking increased stock in energy conservation with EnergyStar, impact-resistant windows, and audits of home energy usage to help customers make sure that their newest home addition-whether it be a small patio cover or a full sun room addition-is sealed correctly and positioned to save you hundreds on light and heating costs.
Traditionally, sun room projects were extensions of the home, sticking off the back like a prefabricated shed, not sealed into the home. But with homeowners demanding increased utilization of natural light, aesthetic beauty and increased home value from their additions, sun room and building companies are now working on architectural glazing, a process that blends your addition with current home materials to not only keep the flow of your home and capture the most energy savings from your sun room but make the addition a seamless part of the home. This process has assisted with large commercial projects as well as residential storefront projects, maintaining the largest return on investment for your home.
Learning the lessons from these green trends, home builders are listening to their customers and their competition this summer, looking to offer the most energy savings to offset the cost of summer home additions. Going green is not a fad, its fundamental and it starts with the power of the sun and the power of the sun room.