Fittings and framing
But if you are looking to do-over your existing abode, or you’re hitting the drawing board to make that dream home of yours a reality, then fittings and framing should go straight to the top of your list.
Don’t worry, though. You won’t need a master’s degree in energy-efficient materials. You just need to have a chat with your builders and tradespeople so they know that you want to get it right now while the opportunity is there. (After all, it’ll likely cost you more to make these changes down the track.)
Ask them about what materials can avoid the hot and cold conditions from seeping into your home around the glass and impact your energy bills. Also, depending on where the sun hits your home during the hottest part of the day, find out what colour will look great but also won’t burn up whenever the sun is its brightest.
Consider double glazed units – not only do they reduce temperature transfer up to 30% more than single glazed windows, but they can also reduce unwanted noises such as traffic.