Woodmeister

Healthy Homes


WHAT MAKES A HEALTHY HOME?


A healthy home is well ventilated, clean, properly humidified, and free of toxins, dangerous gases and pests. Above all, it’s a comfortable place to live.  Good construction and ongoing maintenance can achieve these conditions—even in older homes.

Woodmeister’s rational approach to building enables us to address each family’s unique needs for a healthy living environment. We research, test and make recommendations on the latest construction technologies, products and materials. We specify only low or no-VOC materials and finishes. Our cabinets are urea and formaldehyde-free. Our buildings are airtight and energy-efficient. When coupled with maintaining proper relative humidity and mechanical ventilation systems, the results are homes that provide both energy-efficiency and a healthy living environment.

What are important practices in constructing a healthy home?

            • It’s built tight to minimize infiltration.

            • Ventilation or fresh air intake is mechanically controlled.

            • There is minimal use of materials and products that degrade the quality of indoor air.

What are the benefits of building a healthy home?

            • Improved air quality means a comfortable living environment.

            • Less toxic materials and building products decrease indoor air pollution.

            • Energy efficiency often means less maintenance.

            • Improved durability and energy efficiency retain a home’s value over time.

What are typical components of a healthy home?

            • Foundation waterproofing and moisture control;

            • Advanced framing techniques;

            • Air sealing and advanced insulation techniques;

            • Energy efficient, high performing windows, doors and sealed combustion appliances;

            • High efficiency air filtration, proper humidification and whole house mechanical ventilation

            • Non-toxic interior finishes, materials and products.