Beat the Heat: Energy-Efficient Home Upgrades for Summer



As June ushers in the summer heat, it's crucial to ensure your home is equipped to stay cool and efficient. Energy-efficient home upgrades not only provide comfort during the warmer months but also help in reducing utility bills. Taylor Exteriors and Construction offers a range of solutions, including ProVia windows and doors, sun-protective siding, and roofing options like Malarkey shingles, to enhance your home's efficiency this summer.

1. Energy-Efficient Windows and Doors:

Upgrading to ProVia windows and doors can significantly improve your home’s insulation and energy efficiency. These high-quality products are designed to reduce heat transfer, keeping your home cooler in the summer and reducing the strain on your air conditioning.

2. Protective Roofing with Malarkey Shingles:

Your roof plays a crucial role in your home's energy efficiency. Malarkey shingles are engineered to reflect sunlight and reduce heat absorption, which can help in keeping your attic and the rest of your home cooler.

3. Insulating with LP Expert SmartSiding:

Proper siding not only enhances your home’s aesthetic but also its energy efficiency. LP Expert SmartSiding provides excellent insulation, helping to keep indoor temperatures stable and reducing energy consumption.

4. Sealing and Insulation:

Check your home for any air leaks, especially around windows, doors, and attic spaces. Sealing these leaks and ensuring adequate insulation can significantly improve energy efficiency.

5. Installing a Programmable Thermostat:

A programmable thermostat can help manage your home’s cooling more efficiently. By setting a schedule, you can reduce energy usage when you’re not at home.

6. Energy-Efficient Landscaping:

Strategically placed trees and shrubs can provide natural shade for your home, reducing the need for air conditioning. Consider planting deciduous trees on the south and west sides of your home for optimal summer shade.


Preparing your home for the summer heat is not just about comfort; it’s about making smart, energy-efficient upgrades that will serve you in the long run. With products like ProVia windows and doors, Malarkey shingles, and LP Expert SmartSiding, Taylor Exteriors and Construction is here to ensure your home is ready to beat the heat this summer.

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