Curb appeal is a popular term that refers to the ability of a home to attract buyers from the moment they see your house. You don’t have to be selling a home to buy into curb appeal. For example a neat yard, a charming set-up, a new door, and windows--all of these aspects can affect the way that homebuyers, will react to your home. To make your home more attractive to the buyer, you can spruce up your curb appeal in an energy efficient manner. Homebuyers will be attracted by the fact that they will have an attractive house that will save them up to 25% on their energy bills long-term. And you can’t beat that type of savings.
The way that you set up your landscape will depend on you’re the climate of your geographical region.
Goal: You should shade during the summer while allowing sun to warm your home in winter. You should block winter winds.
With that in mind here are some tips to create energy efficient curb appeal:
Goal: Shade the home. Air conditioned homes should block the wind from the home.
Goal: Shade during the summer. Allow summer breezes to reach the home.
Goal: You should shade south and west windows during the summer while allowing sun to warm your home in winter. Plant wind breaks to block cold winter winds.
John Tenuto spends all of his free time greening up his home. Now that he has made his landscape green, he plans to add window film to his windows.