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Energy-Efficient Features Every Home Should Have

EnergyWhen buying, building or remodeling a home, there are many aspects to consider besides the number of bedrooms or the color of the interior walls.  In fact, homeowners are spending more money on energy-efficient features rather than on high-end, decorative finishes. 

An energy-efficient home is an investment worth making, as it truly will save you money for years to come.  At Fischer Lumber, our knowledgeable staff will help you find energy-efficient ways to make your living space environmentally friendly and economically sustainable.

Exterior Doors:
The exterior door to your home is one of the most important purchases you can make.  Some homeowners select an exterior door based on its color, material, cost, etc.  However, what every homeowner should be basing their purchase on is the door’s energy-performance rating.  This rating system reflects just how well specific doors preserve the energy in your home - either by trapping heat or cool air inside.  A door’s rating will also help you narrow down your selection and find an exterior door that best matches your taste, needs and wants.  At Fischer Lumber, we offer a wide variety of exterior doors, including exterior front doors in many styles and finish options that are sure to fit your desired look and budget. We have a large selection of doors on display so you can make the perfect choice for your home. 

Windows:
While windows are beautiful features that provide your home with light, warmth, and ventilation, they can also negatively impact your home's energy efficiency.  If your home has old or inefficient windows, your best option may be to replace them altogether versus trying to make improvements to them.  Installing energy-efficient windows may seem like a costly task now.  However, the windows will eventually pay for themselves through lower heating and cooling costs, and sometimes even lighting costs. Not to mention, it will reduce the wear and tear on your HVAC system, preventing you from having to pay for expensive repairs or for a new system altogether. A wide selection of both new construction and replacement windows are available at Fischer Lumber.  We offer sturdy, energy-efficient vinyl replacement windows and high-end extruded aluminum clad wood windows. With our variety of products, you are sure to find a window that fits your home’s style and budget.

Countertops:
Nowadays, kitchens are the main showpiece in every home.  Countertops, specifically, speak to the style of the homeowner.  Energy-efficient and environmentally friendly countertops are becoming more and more popular as homeowners look for stylish upgrades.  Did you know that you can install countertops made of recycled glass or plastic? Recycling glass into countertop tiles consumes far less energy than making new tiles from virgin materials.  Terrazzo, recycled glass countertops, is an extremely popular design standard right now.  If options like these appeal to you, come visit our showroom.  We have a wide range of countertops to choose from including types of laminate, solid surface, quartz countertops, granite countertops, and more!

The Fischer Lumber team is comprised of professional designers, all available to assist with your design wants and needs.  Call to set up a design consultation or just stop in our showroom to see the latest trends in the window, door, kitchen and bath industry.  Fischer Lumber has the solutions you need to maintain an energy-efficient home. Call 618-259-7434 or visit us in East Alton today!