Every year, the world celebrates Earth Day, a day to contemplate on the current condition of our Mother Nature. Over the years of technological and scientific advancements, we haven’t been able to see the negative effects that the environment is suffering from. Thankfully, several products and solutions that are meant to help conserve nature have already been invented.

The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) recently shared how home insulation can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

"Buildings account for 40 percent of energy use worldwide," NAIMA Interim President and CEO Angus Crane said. "Reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions are global priorities and among the easiest, most impactful ways to do that is ensuring all buildings are energy efficient.  Properly insulating and air sealing buildings is critical to optimizing energy efficiency and reducing costs to building owners."

The association also stated that aside from its positive environmental effects, insulation also offers other advantages.

Notwithstanding the significant environmental benefits of insulation, there are many other advantages, including insulation's role in improving public health. A 2004 study conducted by Harvard University School of Public Health found that adequate levels of insulation improved public health by limiting the effects of outdoor pollutants on the population.

Aside from installing insulation around your home, you can also make your property more environment-friendly by opting for energy-efficient roofing, windows, and siding. These can be installed by professional Alexandria roofing and home improvement contractors such as Roofing & More, Inc.

As a trusted roofer that serves the Northern Virginia area, we have already built strong relationships with some of the leading brands and manufacturers in the industry, which are known to offer high quality and efficient materials. Among these are GAF, CertainTeed, and James Hardie.

If you wish to learn more about energy-efficient siding, windows, and roofing in Alexandria, get in touch with Roofing & More today.

(Article from “Energy Efficiency through Insulation Key to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions”; April 16, 2014)