There are plenty of advantages to owning a brand new home, and one of them is as important as the air you breathe.
Newly built homes use new materials, which have far fewer Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) than building materials used in the past. VOCs are released into the air over time, and older materials are more likely to “off-gas” chemicals into the air you breathe at home. But many of the paints, carpets, and adhesives used now have low or no VOCs, which leads to improved air quality.
VOCs aren’t the only risk – many older homes may have lead-based paint, which can be especially harmful to the brains of developing children. Asbestos is another material common in older construction that can cause health problems if airborne.
You’re going to spend a lot of time in your home, so you owe it to yourself and your family to ensure the air quality is up to modern standards. Contact Bouy Brothers Builders to begin the process of building a brand new home, and breathe easier knowing you’ve made the healthier choice.