Are Sunrooms Safe?

Most Americans prefer having a roof deck in their homes just so they can have their private tanning sessions. Others opt for sunrooms or solariums to get that sought-after tan.

The concept of a solarium or sunroom has changed over the years, from the rooftop solarium of a house as it is known in Rome to the castle roof solarium as it was known during the medieval period. During the olden times, solariums were typically located at the upper floor of the house, usually with large windows surrounding the room to welcome sunlight.

Solariums were not really made for tanning then, because medieval women used the solariums as their nook where they spend hours gossiping and exchanging pleasantries.

During the modern times, the sunrooms became more extravagant and elegant. Today, sunrooms are built surrounded by window glasses. Some sunrooms are even built with walls made of glass. Sunrooms today are also used by the family members as a relaxation area where they can entertain visitors or host parties. Today, sunrooms are also built to serve as greenhouses where exotic plants are kept and grown.

The concept of using sunrooms as tanning rooms is relatively new but it has attracted homeowners who find the idea practical. Instead of going to tanning shops or spas, there are home owners who buy use the sunrooms for personal tanning sessions.

Solariums or sunrooms are more popular during summer when the whole household can avail of in-house tanning services. Some get their own portable beds and stay in their sunrooms the rest of the day.

Having your own sub room can be practical and cost effective. It can save you time and money in going to tanning salons. However, people who use sunrooms for tanning purposes should be aware of the dangers of too much exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

Even if you are just in you sunroom, you have to make sure you are protected by wide-brimmed hats. To be more practical about it, use sun protection creams or sunscreens with higher protection level. The common belief is that a person does not need sunscreen if he is just in the confines of his home. Of course, a sunroom is just within your home but you are getting more sun exposure there so you have to protect your skin and your eyes.

You can enjoy your sunrooms but do not endanger your health by enjoying your sunrooms without proper protection.

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