Building Houses by Major Freeways
It’s a challenge no matter where you live in certain circumstances. If you live on the Coast in your different areas, you’re going to have to contend with different types of weather. If you live in buildings that are taller and have to deal with altitude challenges, then you need to have specific conversations. We provide better views at Valley Windows for all sorts of properties, and we receive all sorts of questions related to building your dream home.
In this case, we’re looking at homes that are located closer to busier streets, namely freeways and highways. There are many considerations to keep in mind:
You may be susceptible to varying levels of noise – and they’ll probably peak at different times throughout the day. That’s why you’ll want to invest in windows that have as much noise cancellation as possible. We recommend any of our aluminium windows, like our Louvre Window. The material keeps sound out and comfort inside. This window style in particular offers excellent ventilation inside, so you don’t have to make the trade-off of feeling the house being stuffy when the windows are closed.
You will also want to optimize your view, most likely with windows facing away from busy streets, (also having the added benefit of limiting the aforementioned levels of noise). We can help with the design of your home to ensure that you’re still getting all of the natural light benefits and maximizing your curb appeal. We do so with windows like our Fixed Timber Window, which is the best way to capitalize on the best views from your different rooms, especially those where you’ll be socializing with others the most.
The thing about building by busy streets is that you’ll probably be able to get a better deal on the property. That’s great. Now, you can turn your home into a valuable asset because you’ll be able to invest your money where it matters most – turning it into the best home in the area. Think about your home renovation priorities – do you want to have skylights? Do you want to add on to the home by thinking about different ways to use the space? Homes by busy streets can sneakily be the best way to go.
On that note, besides windows, do think about other insulating materials for the structure itself. There are so many on the market right now. As this site shares, “The most common insulation materials are fibreglass, cellulose and foam. Home insulation types include any of the above materials in the form of loose-fill, batts, rolls, foam board, spray foam and radiant barriers.”
This is another great resource and also a reminder that when you do this right, it’s a double-win. You’re adding value to the property, but you’re also saving costs on your energy bills.
Follow these tips and your home will be comfortable, affordable, and valuable. Reach out to the Valley Windows team with any questions you may have.