The Benefits of Installing Skylights

Have you ever noticed that certain areas of your home are extremely dark and dingy?  This may be the result of shaded areas or just poor lighting.  Many people will just use fluorescent lighting to solve the problem, but many people don’t like the brightness of fluorescents.

Skylights are a great alternative to fluorescent lighting and add more light to your home.  Below are some benefits to installing skylights in your home.

Skylights and Your Health

Skylights or sky windows as some people call them, receive better light than traditional windows and allows the sun to filter into your rooms.

Research also suggests that natural lights can uplift your mental health by:

  • Providing your body with more energy
  • Uplifting your mood
  • Improving your sleep routine

Darker rooms in your homes can lead to irritability, depression and insomnia.  This is especially true in areas of work, where people can feel confined and overworked.  A skylight can help you become more productive.  Did you know, natural lighting provides your body with vitamin D which can ward off debilitating ailments?  You can absorb vitamin D passively.

It’s almost time for the winter blues.  Natural lighting from a skylight can help you combat seasonal blues during the colder months.  A skylight will allow you to get more sunlight without leaving your home.

Home Energy Savings

The solar heat from a skylight will help warm your home.  This means you will spend less on heating during the winter months.  Natural lighting that comes with a skylight will eliminate the need for light bills, allowing you to save even more money on your energy requirements.

Ventilation and Added Health Benefits

Skylights not only heat up your rooms during the winter but also cool down your rooms via cross-ventilation.  Because of this cross-ventilation you might not have to use your air conditioner as much during the summer months.  Cross-ventilation is also useful in rooms predisposed to additional heat.  Extra ventilation with a skylight provides fresh air into your room, improving air quality in the process.  Improved ventilation can improve long-term disorders like:

  • Headaches
  • Allergies
  • Asthma

Most importantly, proper ventilation that a skylight maintains will aid your respiratory health.  Proper ventilation will filter out harmful pollutants like pollen and certain bacteria which can trigger allergic reactions.

Skylights will also reduce dampness in your home.  Moisture can cause respiratory problems because humidity can lead to mold growth, which worsens air quality.    Installing skylights will increase airflow and lower humidity which will allow you to breath easier. 

Room Expansion and Natural Brightener

Apart from the health benefits discussed above, skylights can add more space to your home.  Adding a skylight is like adding a mirror to any room.  A skylight can also add more lighting to shaded areas in your home.  This will cultivate a more expanded environment.

Raise Your Home Value

Homebuyers will welcome purchasing a home with skylights.  The energy efficiency and savings are a big draw to potential buyers.  Most importantly they will appreciate the natural sunlight brought in by skylights.  These two benefits will make your home stand out from other houses on the market.

Skylights will add a more modern look to any home and is a great addition to older homes.  If you are interested in adding skylights or sky windows to your home contact Premo Roofing at 831-443-3605 or online.

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