Simple Ways to Go Green Around Your Home

“Going green” is a popular term you’ll hear a lot – especially around the Pacific Northwest.  More and more people are wanting to make a change to help the environment and are discovering the importance of clean air, fresh water, and how our energy use affects the environment as a whole. If you’re looking for some simple ways to go green around your home, here are some helpful ideas!

Idea #1: Replace Leaky Doors.
Are the exterior doors in your home inefficient and old?  This likely means that outside air may be creeping in and inside air could be leaking out. We have a variety of affordable replacement sliding doors from Milgard and Simonton that will help you save energy. For exterior doors, we are proud to sell Codel, Therm-Tru, Buffelen, and Simpson doors. This will not only be a great choice for the environment, but you’ll also notice a difference in your utility bill. You may also notice a difference in sound – new doors can provide a great sound barrier.

Idea #2: Replace Inefficient Windows.
If you live in a home with old windows, they’re probably leaking precious warm or cool air outside. Replacing your windows with new, energy efficient windows will not only add significant value to your home, but they’ll help keep you and your family warmer/cooler throughout the year. In addition, your HVAC system will not need to work as hard to keep you comfortable, because the windows will keep that air inside where you want it. That translates to a reduction in your monthly energy bill.

When it comes to going green in your home, updating your windows and doors is key. Did you know that we are a 3-star Trade Ally with Energy Trust of Oregon, and that by buying windows and doors through our company, you can receive incentives for buying and updating your home with energy efficient products?  Our experts at Lifetime Windows and Doors can help get you started & provide replacement options that fit with the style of your home as well as your budget. Contact us today for more information on getting started on your next home remodeling project!