Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Asheville NC Custom Builder shares on Low VOC Paints for Healthier Indoor Air

Indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air, and according to the EPA, is considered one of the top 5 hazards to human health. Paints and finishes are among the leading causes. Paints and finishes release low level toxic emissions into the air for years after application. The source of these toxins is a variety of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which, until recently, were essential to the performance of the paint. New environmental regulations, and consumer demand, have led to the development of low-VOC and zero-VOC paints and finishes. Most paint manufacturers now produce one or more non-VOC variety of paint.

These new paints are durable, cost-effective and less harmful to human and environmental health.Benefits-Health, Reduced toxins benefit everyone, including those with allergies and chemical sensitivities. Environment, Reduces landfill, groundwater and ozone depleting contaminants. Effective, Low-VOC products perform well in terms of coverage, scrubability and hideability (covering flaws on previous coats). Water-Based, Easy cleanup with soap and warm water. Little or No Hazardous Fumes. Low odor during application; no odor once cured. No off-gassing, Painted areas can be occupied sooner, with no odor complaints. Not Deemed Hazardous Waste, Cleanup and disposal greatly simplified. Advantage Development Co. is an Award Winning Custom Green Builder in Asheville NC that believes in using Healthier Building products in all of their new home construction. Call us today at 828.215.9064 for a free consultation or visit our website at to see why we are the better builder in WNC.

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