6 Reasons Why Replacement Windows Are Incredibly Important for Your Health

Replacement WindowWhile appearance is a common reason for replacement windows, it is not the only reason why updating windows can be a very smart decision.

It may also be necessary to replace older windows in the Southern Idaho and Eastern Oregon areas because of: material rot, persistent drafts, high utility costs, and the inability to keep the outdoor air outside where it belongs.

Another compelling reason to update older windows is because of the ability to opt for windows that provide more natural light — a benefit that can have a noticeable impact on your health and well-being.

1.) Increasing Productivity

Melatonin, a hormone that controls the body’s natural sleep and wake cycles, is found in natural light. Because melatonin increases alertness, added natural light has the potential to boost productivity. In fact, studies suggest increased light exposure leads to better overall performance in the workplace and in school for children.

2.) Improving Mood

A neurotransmitter called serotonin is believed to be linked to anxiety, happiness, and mood. Low levels of this chemical may increase instances of depression or seasonal depression (seasonal affective disorder). Sunlight stimulates the release of these hormones. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to add more light to your home, including:

  • Larger windows facing the sunrise or sunset
  • Additional windows in larger rooms
  • Skylights to bring in more natural light

3. Reducing Eye Strain

All of the tech gadgets and screens found in homes today often result in eye strain and related conditions like ocular migraines. Embracing natural light with new replacement windows could minimize your vision risks by relying less on artificial light.

4. Minimizing Mildew/Mold Issues

Mildew and mold love dark, damp places in homes or businesses. One way to take away the conditions likely to encourage mildew and mold growth is to bathe common areas often affected by mold — kitchens and bathrooms. Bow windows and tempered glass picture windows are among the creative ways to enhance lighting in these rooms.

5. Increased Exposure to Vitamin D

Sunlight is a source of vitamin D, which performs several important functions in the body and helps out the immune system. Replacing windows brings more light into your living or working areas, which means you may enjoy the following benefits associated with vitamin D:

  • Better bone health
  • Protection against some forms of cancer, multiple sclerosis, and type 1 diabetes
  • Improved lung function and cardiovascular health

6. Increased Exposure to Natural Light

Many conditions related to exposure to artificial light and a reduced exposure to natural light may be treated with light therapy (phototherapy). Light therapy involves exposure to daylight. And what better way to get more natural light exposure than with replacement windows that allow for better natural light in your home?

The many potential health benefits of using a window replacement project as an excuse to add more natural light to your home, could ultimately lead to a happier and healthier indoor environment.

Whether you know exactly what you want for window upgrades, or you need some assistance making decisions, the team at Rocky Mountain Exteriors is at your service. Contact us today to learn more about our affordable window replacement options.

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