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How Healthy Is Your Home?

Healthy homes make for healthy residents. There are many steps you can take to promote a healthier lifestyle like maintaining a balanced diet and exercising regularly. But did you know that some home designs are better-equipped at keeping its inhabitants in good health? Choosing the right type of windows or roof might not sound like the first items you tick off the list of healthy home changes, but they certainly play a role.

The National Center for Healthy Housing defines a healthy home as “housing that is designed, constructed, maintained and rehabilitated in a manner that is conducive to good occupant health.” Our professionals at All American Roofing recommend these tips to create a healthier environment in your home.

Reliable Materials

In the past, asbestos was an extremely popular siding material. Then experts discovered the dangers it posed to health when fibers enter the body. Over time, the use of asbestos waned. You always want to choose the right types of material when making changes to your home. Energy-efficient windows that help keep your home cool also contribute to your health by maintaining your IAQ (indoor air quality), and correctly installed roofing systems don’t just protect you from the elements, they also allow adequate ventilation in your attic that helps ensure the cleanliness of the air you breathe.

Maintenance

Of course, your home is only as healthy as you make it. Maintaining your home goes a long way to protecting you from potential health hazards. Clearing your gutters discourages mosquitoes and pests from nesting up on your roof. Keeping humidity and moisture levels managed also promotes better health for you and your family.

All American Roofing is one of the top roofing companies in the area. Give us a call at (405) 787-0400 or fill out our online contact form to get a quote and request a free consultation today. We serve Oklahoma City and all surrounding areas in OK.