In many ways, a skylight is one of those items that if you don’t have one you may not realize the advantages. But, once you are used to a skylight in your home, you begin to wonder why you didn’t have one installed earlier. Skylight installation is not a do it yourself type of home improvement project, you should seek the assistance and guidance of a professional to ensure the job is done right, as there are multiple issues that can arise. However, having a skylight installed offers multiple benefits, and the impact of the skylights on your home will be instantly noticed.
If you have been contemplating skylights for your home, here is a list of what they can do for you.
1. Provide Natural Light
The most obvious benefit of skylights is that they allow more natural light to penetrate your home. Natural sunlight has been shown to increases energy and improve one’s mood, as well as promoting creativity and learning, all while providing us with vitamin D. Strategically placed skylights can help bring natural sunlight into areas of your home which are darker and do not have direct access to natural light.
2. Improved Aesthetics
Skylights enhance the aesthetics of your home with natural light or sunlight illuminating your
home. A calm ambiance is created by the natural sunshine that enters your home and ultimately improves the beauty of your home. The natural sunlight will also help these areas of your home feel more spacious and roomier.
Skylights help to reduce the amount of electrically powered lights needed to illuminate your home’s interior during the day. This helps to conserve the energy used during the daytime, as you can rely on the abundance of natural light to brighten your home. Not only will you reduce your energy bills and save money by reducing your consumption of electricity you will also be reducing your carbon footprint.
4. Improved Ventilation
If the skylights you install are vented or have the ability to open you can experience the additional benefit of increased air circulation in the home. This will assist in eliminating excess humidity and odors by allowing fresh air to enter.
5. Prevention of Mold and Mildew Growth
Humidity and darkness are enabling factors for the growth of mold in your home. However, skylights offer your home additional and ventilated, which can stall the growth of mold and mildew. Mold and mildew have adverse health effects and can trigger allergies, so reducing the potential of their growth in your home is a big benefit.
6. Improved Privacy
With natural light from skylights, you can keep the curtains or blinds of windows that are facing public sidewalks and streets or neighbours’ windows closed, providing additional privacy from neighbours or individuals that are walking by your home.
If you have never had a skylight in your home and you have been contemplating installing skylights in your home, you now have a glimpse into what you have been missing and why those that have skylights in their home wouldn’t want to live without them.