Spring’s pleasant temperatures can tempt you to open your doors and windows to let the fresh air in. Airing out your home in the spring, and throughout the year, isn’t just a matter of taking in pleasant breezes and temperatures, chirping birds and a fresh atmosphere; it also can make your home healthier.
According to the U.S. EPA, poor indoor air quality can aggravate allergies and lung conditions and pose serious health risks. In addition to dust, dander and mold, your indoor air is filled with chemicals that enter the air from your furniture, flooring and cleaning products. Opening your doors and windows to air out your home can improve indoor air quality by giving these indoor air pollutants a way to exit your home and filling your home with the much healthier outdoor air.
Before you open your windows and doors to let the stale air out and the fresh air in, you will need to prepare your home’s windows and doors to keep pests out and keep your home secure.
Replace damaged or missing window screens.
If your windows aren’t outfitted with proper window screens in good repair, you are opening your home up to bugs, birds and other nuisances. While the home-improvement does provide some options for repairing and replacing window screens, you will find that repair kits leave unsightly patches and warp screen frames. And replacement window screens don’t come in common sizes. The best way to deal with missing or damaged window screens for your open home is to seek custom window screen replacement.
Install screen doors.
Many homes don’t have screens on their doorways that allow for an open home. You can fix this with a variety of screen door options. There are traditional swinging and sliding screen doors, as well as rollaway screen doors that can be pulled over the doorway when you want to let the fresh air in and rolled away when you don’t want a screen in place. Whether you have sliding doors, traditional doors or French doors, you can find a screen door to fit.
Secure your home.
If security concerns keep you from opening your home, there are security screen door products that let in the breeze without comprising security. Security screen doors feature tough door frames that lock into place so they can’t be kicked or pressed in. The screen mesh is made from metal that can’t be sliced with a razor or knife.
Explore your screen options.
If you worry that traditional screens aren’t suitable for your home, there are plenty of options for customizing your window and door screens to suit your needs. You can opt for more durable pet screens that resist tears and pressure from pets, or solar screens that shade your home to lower your home-cooling bills. Window and door screens also come in a variety of color options to suit your home’s style.
If you’re ready to improve indoor air quality by opening your home to the fresh air, A to Z Window Screens can help! We have a variety of window and door screen options to suit your needs, and all of our screen products are custom built for your home. Call to schedule your consultation today!