Natural light from the sun makes your home look more beautiful and more spacious to live, which, for many homeowners, is enough reason to start a window replacement project. What you may fail to realize is that natural light also has abundant health benefits.
- It provides Vitamin D. Also known as the “sunshine vitamin”, Vitamin D is a vital nutrient that helps prevent bone loss while minimizing the risk of heart disease, weight gain and some forms of cancer. Your body gets this vitamin through exposure to ample amounts of sunlight. Even if you’re a homebody and not the type to spend a lot of time outdoors, you can simply sit next to windows streaming sunlight to get your daily dose of Vitamin D.
- It reduces health risks of artificial lighting. Compact fluorescent lights are often safe, but excessive exposure to them can result in elevated stress response in some individuals. Aside from that, they can increase your risk for eye strain and migraines. To prevent this, work with window installers to make sure sunlight is your main light source every day.
- It helps balance your sleep cycle. Mental health and sleep go hand by hand, and natural light has an impact on both. Various studies over the years have revealed that exposure to natural daylight can actually improve sleep quality and health in general. On top of that, it can help ward off seasonal affective disorder (SAD), known as the “winter blues”.
Boost Your Access to Natural Light
Planning an upgrade this season? You might want to invest in a project that can provide you with access to greater natural light, such as window replacement. Premier window and siding contractors from Krech Exteriors can help you with this. Our selection of top-quality replacement windows come with sleek yet durable frames, allowing for a bigger glass area that lets generous amounts of natural light into your home.
To schedule a FREE consultation, call us at (651) 968-8888, or complete our contact form today. We serve homeowners in Minneapolis and the surrounding communities.