benefits of natural light

How beneficial is natural light in your home?

It has been proven scientifically that people seek out natural light, and try to position themselves in any sunlight that they might find. There are many benefits of natural light for people too, so the more natural light you get in your home the better you will feel.

Bifold doors, sliding doors, and roof lanterns can all add huge amounts of natural light into your home, and the benefits of natural light affect your whole family.


What are the benefits of natural light in your home?

Personal benefits of natural light

Research has proven that natural light in your home or workspace helps people be more productive, happier, healthier and calmer. It reduces eye strain and makes it easier to see. Vitamin D is essential to our well being and has numerous benefits including regulating our immune system, maintaining our body weight, as well as keeping our brains working efficiently into later life. In the UK from late March to the end of September we get most of our vitamin D from sunlight exposure. Increasing the glass in your property will help you get more sunlight into your home all year round.

Environmental benefits of natural light in your home

An increase in natural light can reduce the amount of mold or mildew that may grow in your home. This will make your home healthier and a safer space for you and your family.

Energy saving benefits

Increasing the amount of natural light in your home will mean that your bills could go down. With more sunlight pouring into your home you will have less of a need for artificial lighting. It could also affect your energy bills. You would be forgiven for thinking that an increased area of glass would raise your heating bills, but aluminium doors very efficient and your energy bills could drop. One of our other blogs explains how you can keep warm and cool with bifold doors.


blinds or curtains for bifold doors

You can reap the benefits of the sunshine throughout the year by installing bifold doors or sliding doors. No matter which way your home is facing, the light in your home can be increased.

North-facing homes tend to receive the most natural light during the day. So owners of southern-facing homes will need to do everything they can to try and increase the amount of sunlight they receive. Therefore, it’s important to consider where you will install bi-folding doors to maximise the amount of sunlight your house gets.

Finally, if used correctly the natural light could also make your rooms look bigger. Make the most of the space that you have with the best aluminium doors in Yorkshire. Call one of the team on 07771 896175. We will be happy to talk to you about ways to increase the natural light into your home.

Ian Richardson

Author Ian Richardson

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