Posts Categorized: Healthy Homes

Green and Energy Efficient Windows: Experts who use Marvin

Used as the Southern Building Showhouse, this home is a model of water and energy efficient practices. What window would an expert on green building choose? At AVI, besides priding ourselves on the fact that our Buckhead showroom was the first commercial space to be certified green by EarthCraft, we also supply Marvin’s energy efficient…

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Surprises to Factor into Home Remodeling Plans

The beginning of the year launches plans for home improvement projects. While you’re still in the early stages anticipating unknowns, here’s a helpful list of five hazardous substances to keep an eye out for from Marvin Windows and Doors’ blog, mLuxe. Find out how lead, mold, dust, asbestos and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) can impact your…

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Lead Based Paint – 4 Ways to Fight this Fearful Problem

For decades, Americans have known about the effects of lead based paints, but there was a collective perception that this danger just lurked in old urban apartment buildings. In truth lead based paint was used in more than 38 million homes until it was banned for residential use in 1978. The EPA’s stance on the…

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Lead in Homes: Safe Practices During Window Replacement

Homes built before 1978 may have lead paint. Many homes built before 1978 were painted with lead-based paint, a hazardous material that’s especially harmful to children. During remodeling and home renovations, lead dust can be release into your home, and the Environmental Protection Agency urges you to use only professional  contractors with training if you…

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