Our homes are where we go to escape to from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is a place for friends and family to safely gather, and it is a place your children grow up in. These havens are the centerpieces of our lives and with how important they are, as well as how much time we spend in them, we want them to be healthy places to live.
Did you know that your windows play a large part in creating this healthy home environment?
A Healthy Home from Energy-Efficient Windows
We all know that energy-efficient windows are a great way to save money on our energy bill each month. They save us this money by keeping out the cold air in the winter and the hot air in the summer so our heating and air conditioning units don’t have to work so hard.
Along with keeping out the uncomfortable air outside, these types of windows also keep the pollutants that are in the air outside from getting in your home.
A Healthy Home does not Have Vinyl Windows
Vinyl windows are basically windows with plastic frames. When plastic heats up it gets soft and warps, changing its shape and location within your window space. This is bad for two reasons.
One, the movement of the vinyl when it warps can create gaps that allow outdoor pollutants in your home. Two, vinyl gives off a synthetic odor (outgassing) that creates an indoor air pollution concern for those that are sensitive to chemicals. This outgassing is worse on warm days when the vinyl is heated up by the sun.
Hire a Healthy Home Professional
When it comes to the safety of your family, don’t try to make big repairs on your own. If you don’t know what you are doing, you could make problems worse or even injure yourself. And if you have a home that was built before 1978, you run the risk of exposing yourself and the rest of your family to materials that may be contaminated with lead.
Instead, rely on the experience of a professional to handle any changes to your windows. A professional, like an Anderson authorized service provider, will take every precaution necessary to protect your family when they are working on your windows. They can take care of any repairs or replacements you may need to make your home healthy again. Schedule an in-home estimate with a team member today!