Health Benefits of Sunrooms

Solar Innovations, Inc., a custom manufacturer of residential and commercial sunrooms, skylights, greenhouses, conservatories, folding, sliding, and tilting glass doors, walls, windows, and screens, explains the health benefits of sunrooms.

Straight eave, lean-to Sunroom Interior by Solar Innovations

Further research in the health and wellness industry has recently confirmed the health benefits of sun exposure and its interaction with the body. However, many Americans, with the increased use of in-home technology, are choosing to stay indoors when relaxing and enjoying free time.

By incorporating Solar Innovations, Inc.'s sunrooms into homes, consumers are able to reap these benefits while enhancing their property's values. Vitamin D, which is recognized as preventative vitamin against cancer, osteoporosis, and many other crippling diseases, is naturally created within the body when exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D, specifically D3, aids in the maintenance of normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus within the body. Both calcium and phosphorus are important in preserving bone strength and density.

Although many attempts have been made to simulate sunlight, no substitute developed to date compares to the real thing. Ultraviolet or UV rays, which most Americans choose to avoid, can be advantageous in maintaining health. Experts say that exposing skin to sunlight for five to thirty minutes daily can help to recoup some of the lost Vitamin D. It may take several months to replenish your body's Vitamin D levels once you become deficient.

"Solar Innovation, Inc.'s extensive line of glazing products can be utilized to ensure that customers are achieving the desired level of UV exposure in their new structure." Solar Innovations, Inc. works with several suppliers to achieve a wide variety of glazing options, ranging from 2% to 53% UV transmittance, which can be custom incorporated to create the perfect environment for sunrooms or any Solar Innovations™ application.

While the UV light is helpful in small amounts to increase Vitamin D, it can cause premature wear on furniture inside the sunroom. To prevent having damaged furniture, UV resistant fabric cushions and covers are available as well as UV resistant sealants and finishes for wood products. UV light can damage organic materials such as fabrics and wood, causing fading, discoloration, cracks, and flaking. If proper care is not taken, finishes on wood can turn yellow or opaque and the cell structure of the wood can begin to break down; fabric colors fade and yellow while the fabric itself becomes brittle and weak. Customers should work with the experienced sales and design team to ensure a balance within their sunroom to minimize furniture damage while achieving the aforementioned health benefits.

Beyond physical ailments, it is important to note that the absorption of Vitamin D can improve mood and prevent seasonal affective disorder by increasing the amount of endorphins, enkephalins, dynorphins, and endomorphins, all of which are naturally occurring in the body.

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