Posts Categorized: Healthy Homes

2020 Trends for Home Design & Renovations

A definite trend for 2020 is that people are spending more and more time at home, living as well as working. Therefore, it is essential that homeowners consider the latest and most optimal renovations to their home to create a comfortable and healthy living and work environment. Here at AVI, we have got you covered…

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The Benefits of Natural Lighting & Why We Love Skylights

Have you ever noticed how much more energized and positive you feel after being in natural light versus being stuck under the oppressive artificial lights of an outdated office? Incorporating natural lighting into your home is one of the best things you can do for your health, your wallet, and the overall aesthetics of your…

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6 Things Everyone Should Do When Moving Into a New House

Use these six useful tips when moving into your new home. From changing the locks to learning about your breaker system, you wont want to miss these.

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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