Bi-folding doors can not only enhance the look of a room and increase its functionality, they can also be a great source of natural light. Not only does this mean less money being spent on bulbs and bills, the additional amount of sunlight can also have a positive impact on general health and wellbeing.
One of the most well-known benefits of sunlight is that it can lift a person’s mood. Scientifically, the explanation for this is that sunlight can trigger the release of serotonin. This is a hormone that is linked to positive moods and can help people feel brighter and more focused. Conversely, if people do not get enough sunlight, this can cause a lack of melatonin and can cause low moods. This occurrence has been linked to conditions such as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), the effects of which are primarily experienced in the winter months when there are less hours of daylight.
Sunlight can also boost people’s levels of vitamin D which is beneficial for many reasons. These include promoting positive bone health. As well as helping to keep bones strong in people of all ages, vitamin D is also important in reducing the risk of rickets and low levels have been associated with conditions such as osteomalacia and osteoporosis. Luckily just 5 – 15 minutes on sunlight 2 or 3 times a week is considered sufficient in producing enough vitamin D for healthy bones.
Clear View has more than a decade of experiencing in designing, manufacturing and fitting windows and doors for customers throughout the UK. If you are considering installing new windows or bi-fold doors in your home and would like to speak to an expert about the options available please get in touch with our team today by calling 0800 1357167.