5 Reasons to Install a Skylight
It may surprise you to learn that skylights are not only for decoration, they can also save you money. In fact, this is just one reason homeowners opt to add a skylight to their home. There are a number of benefits to having all that natural light filter through your roof and skylights may be added to an existing home or built into a new one.
Other benefits include:
More Fresh Air
Opening windows and doors is a great way to let in plenty of air on a nice day, but a skylight allows for more of a breeze. Since it’s positioned above you, the skylight allows heat to escape when opened and it will actually increase the amount of fresh air entering your home, while stale air escapes. Some skylights include specific features to help suction odours and smoke or steam out of your kitchen, to make them even more useful.
Reduce Energy Costs
Sunlight is a natural method of heating your home in the winter and a properly installed skylight will allow the sun to come in. It warms the home and makes you feel warmer, as well, even if the actual temperature is a little lower.
Depending on the house and skylight type, you could save a considerable amount on your heating costs. You also save on lighting during the day, since natural light floods in through the roof windows.
Boost Your Mood
People who live in houses with skylights tend to be happier and have fewer issues with mood swings. This is thanks to all that natural daylight coming in. It can brighten your home and your attitude. You will also find that it’s more uplifting to walk into a room that has fresh air and bright light in it.
Increase the Value of Your Home
Houses with skylights, as long as they are correctly installed, are worth more. When you go to resell your house, it will be viewed as more attractive, thanks to the natural light. It is a simple upgrade, but one that can translate into quite a lot of money overall when you sell the house.
However, the skylight does need to be well maintained, as a leaking one will lower the value.
Make the Room Feel Larger
Any space will immediately feel bigger if you have more natural light and when the light comes from above, it feels like you’re outdoors. This is a lovely benefit of having a skylight and ensures you will be happy and comfortable even in normally small spaces.
If you’re interested in having a skylight installed in your roof, contact James Dunn Roofing. We can give you a quote based on what you need.