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Health Benefits Conservatory Greenhouse

The Many Health Benefits of a Conservatory Greenhouse

Throughout history, people have added conservatories to homes, schools, health facilities, and botanical centers to bridge the gap between indoor and outdoor spaces. These beautiful additions are usually buildings or rooms encased in glass walls and roofs. And while the decorative, sometimes ornate, structures add style and value to properties, did you know that there are also health benefits associated with conservatories?

health benefits of a conservatory

Because of the health benefits of sunlight, doctors recommend that we get between 10-15 minutes of sunlight every day. This helps lessen a variety of health risks and helps increase our overall physical and mental health.

Vitamin D Creation

Conservatories are often used as sunrooms, or “solariums.” Latin for “place of sun[light],” these rooms permit abundant amounts of sunshine to enter into the building while also providing shelter from adverse weather. Sunlight is one of the best sources for keeping our Vitamin D levels at a healthy level. When exposed to sunlight, our skin creates Vitamin D. Healthy levels of Vitamin D can help prevent bone density loss, muscle weakness, cancer, and other health risks.

Blood Pressure

We all have something called nitric oxide in our skin and blood. Nitric oxide reacts with sunlight by widening blood vessels. Therefore, regular sun exposure can lower your blood pressure which can help decrease the risk of heart attacks and strokes.


Mental Health

Have you ever wondered why you seem happier in the spring and summer than you do in the winter? This is a common mental health issue that many people face called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Doctors believe that sunlight increases the amount of serotonin in your brain. Serotonin is the hormone we associate with feelings of happiness. The shorter days of winter paired with people being indoors because of the cold weather can cause serotonin levels to fall. This often means that you feel less happy. Having a solarium is an ideal way to spend time in the sun year-round.


What about Too Much Sun?

Using a conservatory to reap the many benefits of sunlight is also a way to combat the dangers of overexposure to the sun. We know that too much sun exposure can cause skin damage and an increased risk of skin cancer. Because sunrooms are made with glass that prevents harmful UV rays from seeping indoors, the sun’s rays filter through in a less harmful way. You can have a sunny, beautiful area to enjoy all the benefits of sunlight without the fear of overexposure.

For more information on how you can experience the health benefits of a conservatory, visit us at https://www.gothicarchgreenhouses.com/custom-greenhouses.html.

What to Consider When Buying a Greenhouse

Gothic Arch Greenhouse How to Buy a GreenhouseGreenhouses were once the necessity for gardeners growing fragile flowers and plants.

But with more than 42 million American households taking up food gardening, according to the National Gardening Association, many more gardeners are using greenhouses to extend the growing season.

If you’re looking to transition from a container garden or a backyard garden, these are the questions you should consider before making an investment in your greenhouse.

Can the greenhouse extend the growing season?

That’s what greenhouses are made for, but you’ll want to determine whether the greenhouse has features that can adapt to the changing seasons. Greenhouse coverings can help keep it well-insulated in cooler months, and a design that allows for the addition of exhaust fans, base vents or louvered panels that can prevent plants from overheating in higher temperatures.

By being able to manage growing conditions regardless of the weather, a greenhouse can help extend your gardening efforts year ‘round.

Can the greenhouse be modified?

Be aware that your gardening hobby may keep growing after you’ve purchased a greenhouse. In that case, you’ll want one that offers space to add more accessories or even one that can be extended to give you even more growing room. Some in the greenhouse supplier industry suggest buying a size bigger than you have planned.

Just think how your garage, shed and other storage areas fill up so quickly. The same will likely happen with your greenhouse as it gives you even more flexibility with your gardening!

Is the greenhouse strong and durable?

Of course you’ll want a greenhouse that is built to last. Not only must it stand up to outdoor conditions, but also, depending on your local climate, it may have to withstand wind, snow and hail. On the inside, you should also look for a greenhouse constructed of strong, durable materials that are low maintenance or can be easily cleaned.

One Gothic Arch Greenhouses customer proudly reported that his greenhouse had been purchased in 1986 and it’s still going strong!

Is the greenhouse easy to maintain?

After you’ve made your greenhouse investment, you’ll want to take care of it so it will yield many years of optimum performance for gardening and enjoyment for your hobby. Take into consideration what is involved in cleaning and maintaining the greenhouse you want. Look for greenhouse materials that don’t scratch, mold or mildew that can help make maintenance that much easier.

Ready to discuss your greenhouse needs? Or do you still have more questions before you make greenhouse purchase?

Call us today toll-free at 1-800-531-4769 to talk with one of our representatives or visit our website at www.GothicArchGreenhouses.com to learn more.

Hobby Greenhouses Basic Considerations

Choosing and building a hobby greenhouse involves careful planning. The final choice of the greenhouse will depend on the growing space desired, home architecture, available sites, and costs. The greenhouse must provide the proper environment for growing plants.

Considerations to keep in mind when designing your greenhouse. First to consider is the cost factor. Cost factors are related directly or indirectly to the types and sizes of greenhouse. Once you establish your budget…..then you’re ready to begin the review of the various greenhouse offerings that fall within your budget parameters.

Ease of maintenance is another important aspect. Even with high-end glass greenhouses, there is always some routine maintenance and upkeep associated with optimum performance and longevity of your greenhouse.