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Natural Light: How to Bring It Indoors and Why You Need It

Sunshine will brighten up your home and make it look more attractive. It will give your spaces a fresher feel and even create the illusion of space. Daily exposure to sunlight also has a good impact on your overall well-being.  

Natural Light: How to Bring It Indoors and Why You Need It

Here are tips to help you bring more natural light into your living space and the benefits of doing so.

How to Allow More Natural Light Into Your Home

Clean Windows

You will be surprised at how much more sunlight enters your home after cleaning your windows. Cleaning windows regularly can help maintain their smooth operation and appeal. It can also prolong their lifespan. 

Replace Old Windows

Even with routine maintenance, your windows will not last forever. Replacing old single-pane windows with today’s multipane units will do wonders for your home’s energy efficiency. Besides allowing more natural light, they can also help lower your utility bills. Energy-efficient multipane windows feature low-emissivity coatings that allow sunlight in but block heat and UV rays. 

Use Lighter Window Treatments

If you wish for sunlight to flood your living space, it’s time to switch heavy drapes with lighter window treatments. Adorn your windows with light-colored or sheer fabrics. Lace is also a great option if you prefer a more classic look. 

The Benefits of Illuminating Your Space With Natural Light

Natural light aids vitamin D production, a nutrient vital to good bone health and calcium absorption. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to depression, obesity and multiple sclerosis. Healthy exposure to the sun can boost your mood, improve your focus and increase your productivity. Another thing it can do is help you sleep better by regulating your circadian rhythm. 

Whether you need new windows or roof replacement, you can turn to Oberg Roofing & Remodeling. We also install siding, gutters and decks. Call us at (320) 204-2264 (St. Cloud) or (651) 369-1630 (Roseville). You may also fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.