A man’s home — or a woman’s home! — is supposed to be their castle, safe and secure from the harms and hazards of the world. A retreat from a sometimes overwhelming and hostile environment, where we can be comfortable and safe.
Yet our homes can make us sick. Often, especially in older homes, the same windows that let in the morning sunlight can also be the bearer of bad tidings, delivering environmental allergens, facilitating the arrival of mold and mildew, and worse.
Vinyl home replacement windows can eliminate some common health hazards, and significantly minimize others. Here’s how:
Vinyl home replacement windows, like fiberglass home replacement windows and wood replacement windows, are manufactured without any lead. Older windows, especially those which have been in place for more than forty years, may have at some point been painted with lead-based paint. Small children have an inexplicable fascination with windowsills and have been known to ingest this paint, with serious health consequences. While lead based paint can be ‘painted over’, the ideal solution is to remove it entirely from the household. Replacing older windows with vinyl home replacement windows completely eliminates the potential lead poisoning issues.
Asthma and other respiratory disorders are often triggered by exposure to environmental allergens, such as pollen, dust, and airborne particulates. Leaky windows let these triggers right into your home. Vinyl replacement windows, such as the Alside Excalibur line of windows, provide an effective barrier: keeping warm, comfortable air inside, and cold, drafty air laden with allergy triggers out! Double or triple pane glass windows help minimize the entry of anything but sunlight — exactly what the doctor ordered!