We all have that one person in our life that is always cold – it might even be you! And if you frequently find yourself under a heavy blanket or sitting by the fire, it might be time to start looking for a real solution. Instead of adapting to your home, there are steps you can take to make your home work for you in any season, 365 days a year.
Maximize Your Comfort Level
Investing in your home insulation will not only make you more comfortable from season to season, but it will also help you save on your monthly energy bills.
Energy loss happens through several features of your home, including your windows, floors, walls, and doors. Areas like the attic, basement, and garage are key to reducing heat loss and controlling temperature swings.
However, professionally insulating a home takes both strategy and expertise. Hard-to-reach areas like crawl spaces, ductwork systems, and above light fixtures are commonly overlooked by the average sub-contractor. Monetti will thoroughly inspect your home ahead of time and create a plan to insulate it from the roof down.
Pick the Right Building Materials
The choices you make on building materials as a homeowner will also help you achieve optimal energy efficiency. Consider using high-density materials that store and release heat, like concrete, stone, brick, or tile.
You can also use this approach on the foundation of your home by using a steel framework. This is an especially attractive option to those building oceanfront custom homes because it provides greater reinforcement and peace of mind.
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Open Your Home to Sunlight
Windows can impact your comfort level more than you might think, especially if you’re someone who likes an abundance of natural light. Thick curtains might help with heat loss, but they will also deprive you of the vitamin D that likely drew you to the New Jersey coastline. Instead, consider a more practical solution that will achieve the same outcome.
Using double or triple-paned windows will stabilize your home’s temperature and save on energy costs in the process. These windows also serve as a barrier against noise, giving many homeowners the peace and tranquility they’ve come to expect from an oceanfront property.
Another option is to invest in a thermal window treatment that can be changed out for a lighter option in the warmer months. At a minimum, you should ensure your builders are using adequate weather stripping and leaving no room for error when they’re sealing and caulking.
Last but not least, be mindful of how your windows are being positioned if you’re embarking on a new build. Your windows should be facing toward the sun in cooler months to let in as much sunlight as possible.
Focus on Your Home’s Exterior
Foul weather is inevitable during certain times of the year, even when you live at the beach. Make sure your home is prepared to take on unfavorable conditions like snow and ice without being too much of a hindrance to your daily life.
Consider using a sloped roof to prevent buildup and covered entryways to protect outdoor spaces. You should also invest in wide, flat walkways that are safer to navigate and easy to maintain.
Your luxury home should be just as comfortable as it is beautiful. Don’t let changing seasons, dropping temperatures, or foul weather stop you from enjoying it. So, whether you are building a new home from scratch or are ready to make your home work for you, ask our expert team of builders at Monetti how we can help.
Monetti Custom Homes specializes in custom home design, custom home construction, and custom home renovation along the beautiful New Jersey coastline. For more information, contact us here. Please call to speak to a specialist at 732.223.7949.