Ask any homeowner if they would prefer a healthier home, and they’d likely say yes. But ask them what can be done to make their homes healthier and you’d get a variety of answers. Some probably would not have thought that a roofing contractor in Kent can help improve their home’s health levels. Let Tedrick’s Roofing show you how:
The Value of Healthier Homes
According to a 2014 study titled “The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings SmartMarket Report”, as much as 60% of participating homeowners stated they would pay more for a healthier home. 70% of the same homeowners also stated that they would be willing to pay more for healthier home products and practices — placing higher importance over comfort, performance, aesthetics and durability.
Homeowners who have used at least five healthier building products and/or practices reported significant improvements in their sleep, moods, overall comfort, and frequency of illnesses.
What Makes a Healthier Home
Healthy homes are typically perceived as having clean air quality, but this is not the only indicator; in fact, there are other design and construction practices that promote a healthy home. Here are a few examples.
- Radon-Resistant Construction — Radon is a trace radioactive element that can potentially cause lung cancer, and is usually found in the soil. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists several strategies and construction techniques for creating a radon-resistant home and helping reduce risk of exposure.
- Preventive Roof, Wall and/or Foundation Maintenance — Homeowners hire roofers for roof repair in Auburn and gutter experts to prevent water from getting into places they shouldn’t be, as it could lead to mold growth that may cause respiratory problems.
- Indoor Humidity Control — Indoor moisture can be further controlled through passive ventilation (i.e. opening your windows), vents in high moisture areas like the bathroom and laundry areas, dehumidifiers, etc.
- Daylighting Optimization — While daylighting certainly has its energy savings benefits, several studies have also proven its positive impact on health such as boosted moods, better sleep cycles, improved metabolism, and faster recovery from illnesses.
Healthy homes can be achieved through simple practices, from proper window placement to well-maintained roofing in Federal Way, WA. If you would like to know more about how we can help you optimize your roofing, call us today at (877) 212-9355 or fill out our contact form.