At the Forefront of Green Building
As environmental awareness grows, so does the demand for greener construction. At JM Remodeling, we work to deliver exactly what our clients request, including using environmentally-friendly building materials and methods. The JM Remodeling team stays on top of green building trends and has incorporated them into numerous projects. Here are a few potential ways you can reduce the environmental impact of your building and remodeling project.
Choose long-lasting materials.
Maximize the lifespan of the products and materials by working with only the most durable items. While they can initially cost more, their extended life span saves money over the long run.
Select sustainably grown or harvested materials. The popularity of bamboo flooring not only comes from its beauty, but also because bamboo grows rapidly, making it an easily renewable resource. Wool carpeting and rugs, made from sheep and goat fur, also offer sustainability and aesthetic appeal.
Install energy- and water-efficient appliances and electronics.
When selecting new appliances, fixtures and water systems, look for the ENERGY STAR® and/or WaterSense® label. ENERGY STAR® products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. WaterSense® products meet the EPA’s criteria for water efficiency.
Use building products made with recycled materials.
From basic building materials, like drywall, insulation and carpet padding, to key design elements, like tiles, carpeting and countertops, a home or business owner can select from a wide range of items made from recycled content.
Consider reclaimed building materials.
Antique fixtures, wide-plank lumber and barn beams offer a one-of-a-kind look and enhance aesthetics with their unique, old-world charm.
Custom Trellis The years of weather had taken its toll on the exterior of this office building. A law office located in the heart of down-town Racine, the front of this building was in dire need of a makeover. The rotted wood compromised the structure of the trellis and the overall look was dated. Using [...]
Commercial Flat Roof - Third Ward This beautiful Historical warehouse was converted into single family condos in Milwaukee's Third Ward, it had major water penetration from the existing commercial flat roof. JM Remodeling performed a complete commercial flat roof tear off and replacement using a 60mil eco-friendly TPO standard white membrane. This type of ec-friendly [...]
Dormer and Exterior Renovation - Wauwatosa The age of homes in Wauwatosa are approximately 70-100 years old and are typically 1 1/2 story bungalows typical of the city of Milwaukee's landscape. The new owners recently had children and wanted more living space for their growing family. JM Remodeling duplicated the existing dormer located on the south side of [...]
JM Remodeling met prospective customer whom lived in home for approximately 45 years. Homeowner requested additional living space and to utilize 2009 tax rebates for energy star rated products such as: doors, windows, siding, insulation and roofing. JM Remodeling performed extensive exterior renovation including design and build of dormer using composite/green materials which allowed customer [...]
Attic Remodel and Exterior Carpentry The family’s attic remodel needs were to convert the attic into living space for a special needs child. Extensive interior and exterior renovations were in order to convert the attic into 1,000 square feet of living space on the 3rd level of the home. Included in this massive attic remodel was [...]