Health Benefits

Solar Innovations, Inc. is dedicated to providing quality aluminum glazed sunrooms to consumers. The Solar Innovations, Inc. team believes it is important to provide those consumers with knowledge on the health benefits of sunrooms manufactured by Solar.

“Natural daylight studies have shown daylighting improves the patient’s mood, eases pain, improves sleep, and circadian rhythm as well as reduces length of stay in hospitals.”
- Shawn Kelly, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD_C – US Glass Magazine (page 58) – June 2014


Sunlight

Due to the increased use of in-home technology and busy everyday lives. Many Americans are not getting the important exposure to sunlight that is needed for healthy living. Sunlight radiates Ultra-Violet light (UV light) which interacts naturally with the body to create Vitamin D. Vitamin D is recognized as a preventative source against: Cancer, Osteoporosis, Depression, and Flu. In addition, Vitamin D also helps keep normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus in the body; both calcium and phosphorus are integral elements in preserving bone strength and density. Replenishing Vitamin D levels may take several months. The natural creation of Vitamin D in the body cannot occur with simulated sunlight. Natural sunlight is needed for the process of making Vitamin D to initiate. Exposure to sunlight for five to 30 minutes a day is helpful in maintaining healthy levels of Vitamin D according to experts, which cannot be obtained from food sources in a manageable manner. 

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Solar Innovations’, Inc.’s sunrooms allow homeowners to obtain the great health benefits of the sun and enhance their property value. These custom glazed structures are perfect for soaking up the sunlight in the comfort of your own home. Sunlight exposure can be enjoyed year round as an extra benefit from Solar Innovations, Inc.’s sunrooms. Homeowners can comfortably relax in their Solar Innovations, Inc. sunroom and still gain benefits for healthy living even when temperatures are not conducive to going outside. This is especially important in preventing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is prevalent in the autumn and winter months, when it is believed that a chemical imbalance occurs due to lack of sunlight that reduces the production of melatonin and serotonin in your body. Even homeowners that are not at risk of SAD can enjoy an improved mood with increased sunlight exposure in their sunroom.  The elevated absorption of UV light increases the level of endogenous opioid peptides that occur naturally in the human body. Endogenous opioid peptides include: Endorphins, Enkephalins, Dynorphins, and Endomorphins

UV Light Damage

Though small amounts of UV light are beneficial in heightening Vitamin D levels, furniture inside the sunroom can experience premature wear. UV light damages organic materials, such as fabrics and wood, these damages include: fading, discoloration, cracks, flaking, finishes turn yellow and opaque, cell structure of wood begins to break down, and fabric becomes brittle and weak.

Methods for preventing premature furniture wear include:

  • UV resistant fabric cushions and covers
  • UV resistant sealants
  • UV resistant finishes/paints for woods, metals, and plastics
  • Work with Solar’s experience design team for glazing and shade options

To achieve the highest level of health benefits from your sunroom and keep furniture damage at a minimum, customers should work with Solar Innovations, Inc. experienced design team to decide upon the best glazing and shading choices. Solar works closely with glazing suppliers to offer homeowners numerous glazing options ranging from a 2% to 53% UV transmittance. The glazing choice which fits your location and desires can be incorporated into the Solar Innovations, Inc. sunroom to create the perfect, healthy living environment.

We also provide shading systems that can limit the amount of UV light entering the sunroom during direct sunlight hours. This can help prevent damage to furniture while still allowing for optimum health benefits.  Shading systems from Solar Innovations, Inc. can be fixed interior, fixed exterior, interior folding, and exterior roll-up to suit the specific needs of the homeowner.

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