Now that 2016 is here and off to a fast start, people are settling in to their New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe you resolved to lose weight, or quit smoking. Or maybe you’d like to learn a new hobby. But maybe your New Year’s Resolutions should be to update and modernize your home. Even if your home is relatively new, there are still changes to make that could save you time or money in 2016. And if you’re thinking about selling your home in the near future, these improvements are often a wise investment and can increase the resale value of your home. Here are four resolutions for your home that can bring it up to date!

Energy Efficiency

How does a lower energy bill each and every month sound? Start saving money not only this year, but every year forever with brand new energy efficient products. Our EnergyWise Radiant Shield reflects heat out from your roof in the summer, and keeps the heat in during the winter. It’s guaranteed to lower your energy bills by 25% year-round. Combined with smart thermostats that claim to also lower your energy bill each month, the upgrades can pay for themselves quickly. Or maybe you want to improve curb appeal with a new energy efficient windows, or a new front door. And don’t forget about outdated appliances. Refrigerators, laundry machines and dishwashers account for 13% of the average home’s power consumption, and new appliances can be up to 20% more efficient.

Curb Appeal

Painting and re-painting, coverings dents and holes or replacing rotted-out planks in your home is no way to live. Who wants to spend all weekend working on fixing the siding on their home? If your siding isn’t looking good, or lasting, it might be time to replace it with new siding. Siding is one of the quickest and easiest ways to modernize the look of your home, and has a reported 89% return on investment (ROI). Plus, our siding comes with a 30-year warranty, meaning you’ll never have to spend another weekend fixing up your house again.

Air Quality

Sneezing a lot, or allergies have been bad lately? It might be time to start blaming the air quality in your home. Better air quality in your home means less allergens you constantly inhale, meaning healthier lungs and an overall improved quality of life. There’s no better way to start the New Year than that. A few painless projects include installing a carbon monoxide detector in your home, having your air ducts cleaned by a professional, or even buying an air purifier for your bedrooms.

Landscaping

Did you also resolve to learn a new hobby this year? Why not get a green thumb and grow a garden, or improve your landscaping? With a reported ROI of 6-7% for landscaping, why wouldn’t you want to go to your local garden department and find some trees and flowers to plant? Plus, if you’re looking to learn to cook, planting fresh herbs like rosemary, mint or basil can take your cooking skills to the next level. Talk about efficient!

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