Last Updated on September 23, 2020 by Ellen Christian
My home is a New England Farmhouse and was built in 1865. I’ve always been fascinated with history so when we first bought the home, I learned all that I could about the previous owners. I found out that our home was owned by a man that owned a sawmill in our area and that over the years, the property had been subdivided until we were left with two acres of the original parcel that the farmhouse used to be part of. This post has been sponsored.
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Sustainable Home Renovations
I love older homes. They have character that you don’t find in most newer homes. Older homes also come with a fair amount of upkeep. We’ve replaced the furnace, roof, hot water heater, ripped out the bathroom, etc. Each year we take on a few more repairs and renovations to upgrade our home and make it more energy efficient. Recently, we’ve been looking into sustainable home renovations.
I really like the look of vinyl siding and the fact that there is less upkeep than with a home that’s been painted. But, I’m not a huge fan of vinyl siding for environmental reasons. Vinyl siding is mostly created from PVC and the creation of vinyl siding releases greenhouse gases like nitrogen oxide into our environment. As it ages, it continues to release these same gases into the environment. For me, that’s a huge drawback.
LP SmartSide is a great alternative to traditional vinyl siding. It incorporates the look of wood with less maintenance and a gives a homeowner a better look. Plus, the main ingredient in LP SmartSide products is wood fiber, a renewable natural resource. The wood used is grown in a manner that encourages reforestation, protects water quality and conserves and manages wildlife habitat.
During the manufacturing process, LP SmartSide products use low-emitting resins that do not release pollutants. All LP manufacturing facilities use comprehensive environmental management systems to cut down on waste as well as promote air and water quality. I love knowing that there are siding options that are sustainable and won’t harm our planet. We always look for ENERGY STAR appliances so it only makes sense that we would be searching for sustainable home renovations in other areas.
LP SmartSide has a handy tool available on their site that lets you see what your home would look like with a variety of different siding options including LP SmartSide cedar shakes, LP SmartSide panel siding, rockface, etc. There are many different colors and styles available depending on the style of home you have.
Take a minute to use their LP SmartSide Visualizer tool and learn how LP SmartSide can be part of your sustainable home renovations.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.