Energy Efficient Home Improvement Products
With a variety of energy efficient products, Shiner is helping our customers go green. Our eco-friendly, energy efficient products will:
|Save you hundreds of dollars every year in energy costs|
|Increase your home’s resale value and reward you with rebates for tax credits|
|Protect valuables in your home from sun damage|
|Help protect the environment|
In an effort to do our part for the environment, Shiner Exteriors has been approved to install a wide range of green products for your home. Click on the links below to learn more.
|Restorations Windows||Blown-In Attic Insulation|
|Anbrook Cedar Roofing||TPO Roofing|
|Cedar Boards Siding||Cool Roof Granules|
|Metal Roofing & Gutters||Flintlastic Roof Membrane|
Restorations Windows from Shiner have been carefully engineered and constructed to offer the highest energy efficiency ratings. With the exclusive Omega 12TM Glass System homeowners can achieve higher performance levels than with any other type of Low-E Glass window on the market today. Omega 12TM reflects the heat from your furnace back into your home in the wintertime, blocks out the heat from the sun in the summertime, and filters out damaging ultraviolet rays that cause fading of furniture, carpet and wall coverings. Omega 12TM Glass System provides the highest levels of year round comfort and energy savings, making it the best choice for replacement windows.
Learn more about Restorations Windows.
Cedar shakes have a long tradition as a roofing material and are known for their natural quality and aesthetic appeal. Although cedar contains high levels of naturally occurring chemicals that help preserve the wood, cedar shake roofs periodically must be maintained with protective preservatives.
Metal roofs reflect solar energy, which allow the roof surface to remain cooler. This prevents the heat from transferring into the building, which means less work for the A/C units therefore lower energy bills.
Most metal roofing is composed of recycled materials and is easily installed over an existing asphalt roof. This reduces landfill waste in addition to saving removal and disposal costs. Metal roofing also lasts much longer than most non-metal roofing products promoting a lifetime of environmentally-sound, maintenance-free durability and beauty.
Metal gutters, increasingly copper, has become popular due to their rich visual appeal and durability. They stand up to the elements well and with proper maintenance, metal gutters can last a lifetime.
Cedar siding including cedar shake and cedar shingle siding, comes in a variety of stained finishes and textures. Made of natural cedar, the siding is usually stained brown, gray or another earth tone that blends well in a natural environment. Cedar is known for its grain and rot resistance.
Shingle Vent II ridge vent installs on the peak of the roof allowing exhaust ventilation all along the roofline. This product proves that outstanding beauty and performance can be combined. Design features include an external baffle and internal weather filter for optimum airflow and weather protection. Less than an inch in height, this molded, high-impact copolymer shingle-over ridge vent permits capping of the ridge with shingles like the rest of the roof.
Green roofs are an interesting option for energy efficient roofing ideas and products. This alternative is like having a garden on your roof. The vegetation works to cool the temperature of your roof so that it is cooler than the air temperature in the summer. Roofing that is not energy efficient can be up to 90 degrees hotter than air temperature. With a cooler roof, your home will remain cooler, decreasing your air conditioning needs and lowering your energy bills.
Insulation is what keeps your home’s inside temperature protected from the outside climate. It keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. There are several products used for insulation with the ENERGY STAR label which include fiber glass, rigid foam board and spray foam. The quality of insulation is based on an R-value, which is its ability to resist heat flow. The higher the value, the better the insulation’s quality.
Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing membranes provide exceptional resistance to ultraviolet sun exposure. Unlike other thermoplastic roofing membranes, the TPO polymer does not contain chlorine and no chlorine-containing ingredients are added during sheet production, making it an environmentally friendly product.
Cool roof granules provide a valid choice for creating an energy efficient roof. Cool roofs have high thermal emitting properties, which refers to the relative ease with which the roof radiates away the absorbed heat. This means that a cool roof will not only stay cooler by reflecting the sun’s energy rather than absorbing it, but it will also quickly release the heat that it does absorb.
CertainTeed’s Flintlastic product line of premium, self-adhering membrane roofing systems are designed for use over various types of substrates for both new construction and re-roofing installations. The Flintlastic product line is a part of CertainTeed’s new family of CoolStar ENERGY STAR approved products made to reduce the amount of heat absorbed by roofing materials in addition to improving the overall energy efficiency of buildings, which can mean lower energy costs.
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