Natural light doesn’t just illuminate your home and make it warmer, it also offers various health benefits. Studies found that a lack of sunlight has negative effects on one’s metabolism, immune system, brain chemicals, mood, weight and energy.
Learn ways to increase natural light at home from our experienced roofing professionals.
Benefits of Natural Light
Like physical activities, sunlight increases oxygen in your blood. It helps increase stamina, muscular development and fitness. Sun exposure increases the white blood cells that defend your body against infections.
Acne, psoriasis, eczema and fungal infections all improve with sunlight exposure. Exposure to the sun can improve high blood pressure.
Moreover, children who are regularly exposed to sunlight grow taller and stronger. Half an hour of sunlight exposure will make you sleep better at night. Sunlight encourages Vitamin D production, which is essential for bone health, cancer prevention, immune system support, dementia preventioon and reducing asthma symptoms.
Ways to Increase Natural Light at Home
More windows mean more natural light. Choose larger windows or French doors. You can also include some decorative glass to your entry door. At Howard Roofing & Home Improvements, we offer high-quality windows in a wide selection of styles, colors and finishes to complement your home. Our roofers and installers are manufacturers certified so you can rest assured your home is in good hands.
Skylights will provide your home with a direct source of natural light. Rooms without direct roof access could benefit from solar tubes. They are reflective pipe twists from the roof that brings sunlight to a dark room below.
Many homeowners today are choosing open floor plans to let natural light flow easily throughout the house. An open floor plan will make your home appear larger and brighter.
Let Howard Roofing & Home Improvements help you pick the perfect windows and skylights for your home. We are your leading home improvement and roofing contractor. Contact us at (636) 333-1690 or complete our online form to request a free quote. We work with homeowners in St. Charles, MO.