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Ventilation: Why It’s Important for Your Health

Have you ever entered a house that immediately made you uncomfortable with that damp, musty air that you’re sure isn’t healthy? Your senses are telling you to get out of there as soon as possible because such an enclosed environment may actually make you sick.

Window Replacement

A house that lacks ventilation may not only need thorough cleaning and testing for harmful fumes or mold, but could also use new replacement windows in Maryland.

There are reasons lack of ventilation is a problem that’s not to be taken lightly. Here are these reasons as well as window styles that can help prevent them:

  1. Condensation. When indoor humidity is high and you use an air conditioner to cool your home, condensation will occur because the air cannot hold the present water vapor. Moisture is bad for your home. It can affect your home’s structural integrity through time and will also encourage the formation of mold and mildew, which are not only unsightly but risky for your family’s health. You can use our sliding windows to help you prevent this by opening them for a few minutes each day, allowing the humid indoor air to be replaced by fresh exterior air.
  2. Allergens. Dust, dust mites, and insect excrement are allergens that may trigger asthma attacks and cause other, more dangerous health concerns. Lack of ventilation traps these allergens in your home, so that your indoor air is more polluted and dangerous than outdoor air. Count on our casement windows to allow these pollutants to leave your house. As a bonus, they will also provide your home with a great, unobstructed view of the outdoors.
  3. Volatile Organic Compounds. Speaking of pollution, many materials contain VOCs that emit toxic concentrations into the air inside your house. Even if you’re careful when buying furniture and the like, you can’t eliminate VOCs completely. Ventilation is the key to maintaining safe levels indoors. Our double-hung windows have upper sashes that can be opened to filter VOCs out of your home, as well as lower sashes to allow fresh air inside.
  4. Radon Gas. In some parts of the U.S., decaying uranium in rocks and soil releases radon, an odorless and colorless gas that may cause lung cancer. This may be a problem if you keep plants indoors. To limit the presence of radon gas in your home, you will need adequate ventilation like the kind our garden windows can provide. Their built-in vents will ensure that radon gas won’t cause any problems for your household.

DryTech Roofing understands the dangers of the lack of ventilation in a home, so we encourage homeowners to get high quality window replacement in Maryland. Our window styles have been proven to provide the right amount of ventilation wherever we install them.

When you call us to be your Maryland replacement windows contractors, you will make the most of the superior quality and maximum ventilation our windows provide.

Call DryTech Roofing today and experience the difference our replacement windows make in your home’s ventilation, energy efficiency, beauty, and maximum viewing capability. Contact us at (240) 491-5600.