Remodeling is a great opportunity to improve your home. Doing it right will reap the benefits of health, safety, comfort and energy efficiency at minimal additional cost or inconvenience. Many green options are available. For more ideas on how to green your home, check out the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Home Guide.

To keep heat inside during the winter and outside during the summer, choose double-pane windows with appropriate low-e paint coating.

Reroofing? Cool roof products come in a variety of colors and materials, including ceramic or concrete tiles, metal and synthetic membranes, and reflect more of the sun’s heat, lowering the temperature of the roof by up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

The benefits of investing in the installation of correct attic insulation are not only financial, but also will make your home a more comfortable environment in which to live. It is often one of the easiest home improvement projects to complete, providing immediate savings on your home energy bills.

When planning your remodel, consider all things financial. Considering the cost of the upgrades and if and when you’ll get your money back in terms of a higher resale value are important. Conduct an energy audit to help determine what energy-efficiency improvements should and can be made to make the home more energy efficient and saving significant amounts of money over time. You can perform a simple energy audit yourself, or have a professional energy auditor carry out a more thorough audit to include locating air leaks, inspecting insulation, inspecting the heating and cooling equipment, and evaluating lighting.

A typical water heater maintains a large tank of water, but a tankless water heater only heats the water you use. Also called an on-demand water heater, this small box mounts to the wall near your bathroom and only switches on when hot water is needed. If you keep your existing water heater, insulate with a water heater wrap. For around $20, you can cut your water heating bills by 10 percent by wrapping the water heater correctly.

Investing in a renewable energy system to provide your home with electricity, water heating or space heating and cooling can be a beneficial home improvement.

Whether planning a small bathroom remodel or a larger construction project, Solid Waste Services has a roll-off container that will fit your needs. Service includes the rental of a 12-, 20- or 30-yard, open-top roll-off container. For more information, contact Solid Waste Services at (972) 721-2232.