As a homeowner who is considering a large-scale renovation, you may have wondered what the real price tag of green building is. Home designers and contractors are pushing green, but more often than not the cost of these home construction and design items is higher than what you may be used to.
There can be different reasons for the price differential – the materials could be newer or less common and therefore cost more than traditionally used materials, or the level of knowledge and craftsmanship required to install these items could be greater than what’s required for standard projects.
There may be one thing you’re not taking into consideration when you’re pricing out traditional building versus green building: the money you could be saving long-term, thanks to energy efficiency.
In the case of insulation, choosing spray foam insulation like Icynene for your home renovation can help to reduce monthly heating and cooling bills. This is due to the effective air barrier it creates wherever it is applied, making it a great energy efficient choice for your home. Icynene foam insulation can pay for itself in as little as three to four years with the savings you can experience on your monthly heating and cooling bills.
So if you’re wondering what the real price tag of green building is, the answer is simple: far less than you think.
Talk to a licensed Icynene spray foam insulation contractor in your area, to find out more reasons why Icynene is the best choice for your home, or your project.