Memphis is a city full of charm and unique artistic expression. However, like any other city, it can present its own set of challenges. Traffic issues and noise can test even the calmest individuals. The heat and humidity during the summer can be overwhelming. The title of this post might have perplexed some of you. How can windows, of all things, affect my health and well-being?
At Pella Windows and Doors of Germantown, we care about our community. Our top priority is ensuring that Memphians have a comfortable and inviting home to return to after a long day. If you're struggling with stress, poor sleep, or high expenses, keep reading to discover how Pella Windows can help improve your quality of life.
The Right Windows Can Enhance Natural Light, Helping With Stress Reduction
A recent article by Healthline examined the benefits of sunlight exposure. The article expresses how exposure to natural light promotes serotonin, the chemical in your body that is proven to enhance your mood. Getting sunlight and spending time close to nature can help reduce anxiety and stress levels.
Both doors and windows are crucial in creating an indoor-to-outdoor connection. Windows with expansive glass space, like picture, awning, and casement windows, allow you to enjoy Memphis' beautiful scenery and let plenty of natural light into your home.
In addition, the number, placement, and type of windows you have can impact the levels of natural light coming into your home, which can impact your sleeping habits. According to the National Library of Medicine, “As the primary environmental cue for the body's master biological clock, light-dark patterns are key for circadian alignment and are ultimately fundamental to multiple dimensions of health including sleep and mental health.” If you have issues sleeping, it could be because you do not have enough windows letting sunlight in or you are not adequately covering your windows at night.
At Pella of Memphis, our window professionals can help you determine the best location for new windows, the best shades for day sleepers, and the right size window so that you get into a better sleep regimen.
Windows Can Help Improve the Ventilation in Your Home
According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Improving ventilation in your home can help reduce virus particles and keep viruses from spreading.” Many of the older homes in midtown Memphis have windows that are painted shut. Installing windows that you can open and that allow fresh air to enter your home, can help improve ventilation. Plus, you can add screens to your windows to keep pests and debris outside while bringing fresh air indoors.
Our casement windows allow you to crank open your windows, so you get just the right amount of air into your home. They also look upscale and modern, helping you enhance your home's curb appeal and increase its value. Memphis sees its fair share of beautiful weather, and these pleasant days are the ideal time to ventilate your home.
Windows Can Help Reduce Outside Noise
According to a study by the American Academy of Nursing, noise pollution can have numerous adverse health effects such as increased likelihood of hearing loss, cardiovascular disease, mental illness, developmental delays in children, and even obesity. Additionally, people report poor work or academic performance if they suffer from noise pollution, and noise pollution could be another factor in poor sleep habits. Locals in Memphis that live near late-night entertainment venues, such as neighborhoods near Beale Street, Overton Square, and Cooper-Young, can attest to the havoc of noise pollution.
To help with noise pollution, you can purchase Pella windows made of dual- or triple-pane glass, which can significantly help dampen outside noise.
Windows Can Improve the Energy Efficiency in Your Home, Keeping You More Comfortable
If you are on the fence about investing in new windows, one thing to consider is that, with the right features and materials, you can experience significant improvements in terms of climate control. Energy-efficient windows can help your home regulate it's temperature better, which can improve comfort during chilly winters and sweltering summers. Another added bonus: You'll also enjoy the benefits of a lower utility bill!
At Pella, our energy-efficient windows can be made with Low-E glass, which has a coating that helps reflect heat, making your home more comfortable. Pella’s dual- and triple-paned windows are insulated with inert argon gas or air to assist with temperature control. The additional layers of insulation reduce thermal transfer and save energy.
In addition to these benefits, switching to Pella Windows with Low-E, dual-pane, or triple-paned glass can help you reduce your carbon footprint.
Find Pella Windows and Doors Near You in Memphis
New windows are beneficial in many ways, and enhancing your mood and well-being is just one of them. At Pella Windows and Doors of Germantown, we're proud to make a difference in the lives of Memphians by supplying and installing windows and doors that can improve your overall wellness.
To connect with one of our mid-south window and door professionals, contact us at (901) 316-0166 or online to schedule an in-home consultation or stop by our showroom at 3092 Village Shops Drive, Suite 16, Germantown, Tennessee.