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A healthy home with better indoor climate

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Expertise, Sustainability | Posted on 29-10-2015

Guest blog by Grant Sneddon, Product Manager at VELUX

A healthy indoor climate with plenty of daylight and fresh air is essential to our well-being and comfort. Therefore, it is important that building products contribute to a healthier and more sustainable way of designing buildings.

We spend up to 90% of our time inside of buildings, whether at work or at home. But, how often do we talk about the indoor climate? Research has proven that a healthy home requires daylight and plenty of fresh air.

116038-01-XLWe need daylight, for example to regulate our biological clock, which needs light to make us feel fresh and well-rested in the morning and tired at night. Also during the day, daylight affects our well-being and our mood.

VELUX® gives you a choice of daylight solutions for all room types and needs. This includes products for controlling daylight, heat and ventilation.  Every room has its own purpose and personality. It is necessary to control the temperature and amount of sunlight coming into a room to maintain a comfortable indoor climate.

Depending on the project, you may chose a top-hung option for uninterrupted views and additional headroom or a flat roof windows for those planning a low-level side extension that will direct light into hallways, bedrooms and dining rooms. Looks wise, VELUX® can offer more than just the classic pine finish, white products offer a modern alternative for those looking for a clean, minimal style and reflect more light into your home than a darker surface would.  Smart and practical, white polyurethane features a laminated wooden core and a tough, moisture-resistant outer coating, making it ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.  They’re maintenance-free too!

119769-01-XXLYou might opt for an automated solution for maximum comfort and convenience. The VELUX INTEGRA® product range comprises intelligent programming features that give you the flexibility to control the amount of daylight and air – keeping your home fresh and temperate 24/7 throughout the year.  With an option of either mains or solar power supply this latest system in home technology is operated via a touch screen control pad.  Automatic roof windows mean better ventilation and are ideal for hard-to-reach spots

Ensure your customers know how important bringing daylight into their home is and how easy it is to turn under-used areas into bright usable spaces again with the addition of VELUX roof windows.