The glass Juliet balcony has proven to be a contemporary home improvement solution that offers homeowners an economical and stylish safety barrier across a high level window opening. One of the main benefits of installing a Juliet balcony is being able to connect with the wider environment by brining an outdoor feel to the indoors. However, did you know that the additional natural sunlight and ventilation that a Juliet balcony brings to a room has some surprising benefits to health. Let’s take a look at some of these.
Ease the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Also known as Winter Depression, it is believed that lack of sunlight can contribute to lower serotonin levels which is linked to depression. SAD is estimated to affect six per cent of the UK population. Help keep those serotonin levels up by bringing in more sunlight through a glass Juliet balcony!
Prevent infections from spreading
The increased natural ventilation enabled by a glass Juliet balcony can weaken and disperse the harmful microbes which cause infections like the common cold. Let’s be honest…, how miserable can a cold make us feel as we try to go about our daily lives!
Help keep young eyes healthy
Some claim that lack of natural sunlight is contributing to increasing rates of short-sightedness in children. This is said to be caused by the reduced production of the chemical Dopamine which is essential for normal eye development.
Reduce allergy related symptoms
The increased ventilation allowed by a glass Juliet balcony can prevent the development of mould which can trigger allergies, and bad asthma symptoms. It is believed that better ventilation can reduce lung related illnesses by twenty per cent.
Prevent high blood pressure
When natural sunlight hits the skin, it widens the blood vessels which h results in lower blood pressure. There is a lot of research which examines the positive impact of sunlight on lowering blood pressure. This would suggest that letting natural sunlight flood into a room with a Juliet balcony can only result in a good thing for the heart, as well as mind!
Reduce indoor air pollution
Higher levels of indoor air pollution can be caused by everyday items such as cleaning products, paints, air fresheners etc. Ventilation caused by fans and other mechanical equipment only serve to strengthen this build up which can irritate the eyes, nose, and throat, as well as cause headaches, dizziness, and tiredness. The increased fresh air enabled by a glass Juliet balcony can reduce this significantly.
Strengthen the immune system
Exposure to natural sunlight can increase Vitamin D levels, which in turn strengthens the immune system to prevent colds, viruses, infections, and even cancer!
The health benefits of the increased natural sunlight and ventilation enabled by a Juliet balcony are wide and varied, (and well worth the financial investment in their own right)! Elite Balustrade Systems offer a traditional framed and frameless glass Juliet balcony, as well as the newer Elite Vista range. The Elite Vista glass Juliet balcony provides a minimalist look within a tighter budget, and is available in two designs. As the glass panels are manufactured with no holes, this design offers greater flexibility for fixing and installation.
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Published: 30th November 2017