A natural light source can change how your home feels and functions. One of the easiest ways to brighten up a living space is by getting a skylight fitted and installed on your roof.
You might think skylights are only useful to look at, but you’d be wrong. They’re much more than meets the eye.
The addition of a roof skylight can provide real value and dozens of other benefits. It’s not just another “window.” Skylights enhance your space. If you’re planning a new roof, or want to add more natural light to your home, consider getting a skylight fitted and installed.
Here are eight great reasons you should get a skylight installed on your roof.
1. Natural Light
Let’s talk about the first benefit we mentioned: natural light.
The introduction of a natural light source can liven up a room. It’s a sure-fire way to increase the amount of light throughout your home. Natural light is also sustainable.
Uneven lighting patterns are common occurrences in some rooms with standard windows. Skylights solve this problem because they introduce light into a specific part of a room, filling an area with natural light that windows can’t reach.
This balancing of light in a room will provide a new aesthetic to help define your space.
2. Ventilation Benefits
It might be on the roof, but skylights can aid in expelling hot air.
Consider adding a manual or remote-controlled vented skylight. These allow fresh air to circulate in your home. This feature can also be utilized in bathrooms to help moisture escape or in a Cape Cod style home where the options for standard window installation are severely limited.
Another possible use for ventilation is in the kitchen and the removal of cooking odors. This is a great way to avoid using obnoxious, loud exhaust fans.
3. Energy Savings
Natural light means less need for electric lights.
The introduction of a roof skylight replaces lighting elements. Fewer lights mean more savings in electricity.
Various seasonal changes also bring benefits. In the winter, a skylight can provide warmth from the sun. In the summer, the same skylight will provide ventilation benefits by expelling hot air. This can help reduce your heating & air conditioner usage.
4. Skylights Fitted To Your Needs
Skylights come in all sizes and shapes.
In larger sizes, a skylight can make a room feel larger than it is. It brings a sense of the outdoors inside while highlighting architectural details in the home.
If you’re looking for something smaller, consider tubular skylights. They bring natural light into spaces such as interior hallways, closets, bathrooms, or any room that lacks windows.
5. Increase Resale Value
When it’s time to sell your home, a roof skylight can increase the value.
Like most cosmetic changes, skylights create an attractive atmosphere thanks to natural light. The introduction of this to various rooms throughout your home will increase the resale value based on all the reasons we’ve described.
The new energy-efficient models are also appealing to potential home buyers. This benefit alone might make installing a skylight a good investment if you’re considering selling your home.
6. Solar Heating
Skylights can provide a source of solar heat in the winter.
Heating your home with sunlight can be a great alternative to running the furnace. In most cases, you can set your thermostats to a lower temperature because of a skylight’s ability to add additional heat to a room and your home.
7. Health Benefits
Natural light is a great way to elevate your mood. This is a valuable health benefit in a home that might be gloomy.
Skylights also help individuals feel more attached to the outdoors. When vented models are open, you’ll experience improved air quality and circulation. Increased light leads to increases in your vitamin B and D levels.
Installing a skylight will also help ward off mold and fungus growth in your home. This not only helps your personal health but the health of your home as well.
Boost your immune system, improve circulation, and improve the quality of your life with natural sunlight.
8. Maintain Privacy
Windows are a great addition to any home. However, in some cases, windows compromise your sense of privacy. Skylights are an exception.
You can have natural light and maintain your privacy — even in the most intimate spaces of your home. Don’t sacrifice your need for natural light and functionality because of privacy concerns.
A skylight can provide you with the best of both.
Reap the Benefits
Skylights are a beneficial investment to your home and your family in many ways. Skylights add to your interior design, the functionality of your home, and provide health improvements.
Sunlight is a treasured part of every day. Make sure you are getting the most out of nature by letting the sun into your home.
Start reaping the countless benefits of a skylight today.
If you’re in the market for a skylight or you just have questions, contact Above Roofing.
For a skylight to provide you with all these benefits, it needs to be correctly fitted and installed. Our installers are trained experts and we make sure the project is done right the first time.
Whether you are looking to add a couple of skylights to your home, a SunTunnel, or you’re thinking of making them a part of your roof replacement project, Above Roofing can help. Schedule your no-pressure, free estimate. We’ll provide you with on-the-spot recommendations and walk you through your options.
Above Roofing is a West Michigan-based, family-owned business and we care about our neighbors. We look forward to improving your home, so it provides the protection and comfort you need. Give us a call today.