Are you thinking of installing a skylight? Skylights have one primary role, which is to increase the amount of natural light in a room. In addition to helping you lead a healthier life, they also make a room look great and more spacious. Installing a skylight in your home will give you several practical benefits. From allowing penetration of vitamin D to a reduction of the amount of artificial energy used, you won't regret installing a skylight. Consult your roofer on the best strategic position to install the skylight, and whether to get one that is vented or a closed.
Continue reading for 4 benefits of installing skylights.
Increasing Natural Light A skylight is usually installed on the roof of your home. This allows the penetration of sunlight into the room from the overhead skylight. As a result, you'll depend less on artificial lighting or on your windows to allow in natural light. You'll have less need for electrical or solar energy, which are both hefty investments. Corners of the room that may not have been receiving much light will also thrive in the increased heat and light from the sun.
Energy Savings in Your Home Skylights help you increase energy savings in your home. Firstly, they reduce the reliance on electrical energy for lighting, which significantly reduces the energy bills. The second way is through the heating and cooling of the room and reduced reliance on air conditioning appliances. During cold winter days, the skylight ensures that your home stays warm, reducing the need for heating using your air conditioner.
Improved Ventilation Skylights increase the level of ventilation in your home. Consult your roofer on getting a vented skylight to increase breathability in the room. In addition to letting in the fresh air, you can release stuffy air from the room, improving your respiratory health significantly. Without proper lighting, some corners of a room may start to grow mould or milder, causing respiratory health risks. A skylight will not only increase light, reducing or preventing the growth of mould or mildew completely, but they also increase the amount of ventilation, allowing these particles to leave the room and avoid risks of illnesses and allergic reactions.
Illusion of Space When installed in a small space, skylights create an illusion of space. It's no surprise then that some people install skylights to help their home feel bigger and more spacious. The amount of light streaming in facilitates the illusion that the room is bigger and more spacious. This means that skylights are not limited to very large homes. As long as you have access to the roof through your house, you can always install a skylight.
A skylight allows you to increase the flow of light in your home without compromising on privacy lost by installing big floor level windows. Consult your roofer about installing skylights.