Skylights often get a bad rap from homeowners who believe that they simply lead to energy loss and potentially lead to leaks as well. However, there is so much to gain from having a well-installed skylight on your home. If you’re interested in learning about some of the benefits of installing a skylight in your home, keep reading to learn more!
Skylights Provide Natural Light
The first benefit is the one that every homeowner thinks of; skylights provide a great deal of natural light. If your home is surrounded by trees or even other home’s in an urban environment, installing a skylight is a great way to take advantage of the light that you would otherwise be missing out on. Studies show that more natural light increases productivity, making them a particularly smart investment for that gloomy home office!
Skylights Provide Ventilation
If you have a skylight that operates, it can be a great way to let fresh air into your home. Furthermore, heat rises, which means on those hot summer days when it seems like there’s no relief, opening up your home’s skylight can allow all of the hot air up through the top of your home.
Solar Heat Gain
Another benefit of installing a skylight into your home is the solar heat gain that a skylight can provide. Particularly during the cold winter months, a skylight can help heat up your home by allowing in sunlight all day! Well it won’t be the most significant energy gain, skylights certainly have the potential to cut down on your energy bills by providing a bit of extra heat!
Make Your Room Feel Larger
One often overlooked benefit of installing a skylight is that it will help make the room it is installed in feel larger. While adding a skylight to a room obviously doesn’t make the room any larger, the opening that is created to allow the light from the skylight down into the room will open the room vertically and flood it with light, which despite not actually adding any space to the room, does make it feel larger.
Aesthetics and Resale Value
Finally, installing a skylight on your home will help increase the resale value and aesthetics of your home. Many people love the way skylights look on a home’s exterior, and it indicates that you’re trying to improve your home by paying attention to the fine details. If you’re looking for an easy way to boost your home’s curb appeal, few options are better than installing a skylight!
Contact Us Today
Interested in installing a skylight in your home today? Reach out to our team today to learn more! We can be reached over the phone at (781) 893-4546 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your skylight installation needs!