A skylight can be a beautiful addition to any home, boasting a plethora of unexpected benefits. Whether you are looking to save on energy costs or add an interesting architectural element to your home, skylight installation may have something for you.
Why You Should Install a Skylight in Your Home
- An alternative to traditional windows
Many homeowners are concerned with privacy and choose to block out their windows with curtains, or simply do not have the space for a window installation. Skylight installation is a noninvasive option that will stream natural light into your home without taking up space on your walls.
- Individualized natural lighting
Depending on the placement of your skylight, light will stream into your home from a specific angle, creating a warm or cool appearance. If your skylight faces the South, you will have more of a warm glow inside the space, whereas skylights that face the East and West lend themselves to a cooler toned appearance.
- Save on energy bills
From roofing systems to attic insulation, many elements of your home play a part in energy expenditure. Skylight installation is no exception, as skylights that face the South can provide heating in the winter. This does, however, mean that homeowners should invest in shades that will block out the sun during the warm months.
- Create a unique home design
A skylight is a striking feature that adds style to both the interior and exterior of the home. The key is to place your skylight somewhere that is visible to passersby. Additionally, the skylight should align with other elements inside the home so that it does not look out of place from an architectural standpoint. The shape should line up with a nearby door or window for the best result.
- Mental health benefits
Many people suffer from a light-related mental health issue called Seasonal Affective Disorder. This is a form of depression that is caused by a lack of sunlight during the winter or other extended periods of time where an individual is not exposed to natural sunlight. Skylight installation is a great option for sufferers of this disorder, as it increases exposure to natural light all year round.
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