Month: March 2021

Did You Know New Windows & Doors Can Help With Seasonal Allergies

Are you plagued by watering eyes, an itchy throat or a runny nose with the turn of each new season? If so, you might be one or more than 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies each year. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you are probably always on the lookout for solutions so you don’t spend whole seasons miserably wiping your nose.

Did you know that installing new windows and doors can be one of the most effective ways to help with seasonal allergies? While this might seem like a more expensive option than an over-the-counter option from your local drugstore, it is well worth the expense. Installing new windows and doors can help stop symptoms before they even start rather than trying to treat symptoms once they show up.  

Mold spores, pollen, and dust particles are the primary causes of seasonal allergies and windows are the primary route for these to enter the home. The reality is that older windows often weren’t designed with allergies in mind and therefore weren’t built to withstand allergens. Consequently, these windows will easily let spores, pollen and dust particles into the house. On the other hand, more modern and updated windows are designed to keep outside elements outside. Installing these new windows can greatly help with seasonal allergies.

The second most common entry-point into the home for these allergens is through doors. Installing doors with weather strips can greatly reduce the number of allergens entering the home through doors. Additionally, consider adding a storm door to your home. In order to reduce the number of allergens in the house you want to keep the climate-controlled indoor air inside, and the outdoor air outside. Storm doors are one way to do that as they can be an additional measure for stopping air exchange. Not only do storm doors help stop air exchange they produce something of an airlock stopping various allergens from entering the home.

Some people might be apprehensive about the costs of installing new windows and doors in an effort to help with seasonal allergies. However, not only can these new windows and doors greatly help with allergies, but they can also provide financial savings in the long run. Installing energy-efficient windows can help reduce your heating and cooling costs over time.

Additionally, if you sell your home in the next few years, these upgraded doors and windows can help increase the resale value of your home. We are Janssen Glass and we know just how important these upgrades can be for your home, life, and family. 

We are a locally owned family business since 1984.  Today, we serve both commercial and residential glass customers. We believe personal service makes a difference. Our phones are answered by real people 24 hours a day. We are extremely proud of our 99% customer satisfaction rating. We offer free estimates for any project and fast turnaround.

Customization is our specialty. Whether for commercial or residential projects, we can create a solution best for you. We will come to you, measure, discuss options, finalize a solution, create it, and install it. Because we stock most kinds of glass (types, thicknesses, patterns, etc.) and we cut it right here in our full-line glass shop in Overland Park, turnaround time is impressive. We can usually have most residential projects finished within a few days. So call us today and let’s get started! Visit our Residential page to choose from over 20 patterns and edges.When it comes to commercial service, Janssen is king. For over 25 years we have been providing glass for entrances, storefronts, interior offices and more. We also offer 24-hour commercial emergency service including glass replacement, board-up and glass door repairs. For more details about our commercial glass choices and services, please see our Commercial Page.