Benefits of Installing a Skylight

Skylight and two chairs

Have you ever been inside a building with skylights? You might think it’s just a nice design touch, which is true, but there are so many other benefits as well. If you’ve ever considered installing skylights in your own home or wonder why people do it, check out the rest of this blog post.

Natural Light

Who doesn’t love a home with tons of massive windows and natural light? What I there was a way to add more natural light to your home, even if you’ve used up all of your window space? Well, you’re in luck because there is!

Install skylights into your home’s roof, and you’ll have natural light from all angles.

Increased Ventilation

There are different types of skylights to consider when making your selection. If you want to improve your home’s ventilation and air quality, opt for a skylight that can open. We would recommend opening the skylight during the warmest parts of the day during winter so that you can allow fresh air to circulate throughout your home without losing as much of your warm air.

Energy Savings

Just like opening your curtains even on cool days can warm your home up through a process called “solar heating,” a skylight will allow for the same thing to happen from your roof. It’s a great alternative to running your heater on blast all day long and will lower your energy usage and save you money in the long run.

Health Benefits

We mentioned earlier that adding skylights to your home will also increase the amount of natural light that is let into your household. While this additional light is great for the aesthetics and comfort of your home, it also has a lot of benefits for your health and happiness!

Have you ever heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder, also called SAD? It’s a mood disorder that is related to the changes in the seasons and typically arises in people who live in places with drastically different seasons. It typically begins at the end of fall, the beginning of winter, and lasts until the start of spring. One of the main treatments for this disorder is light therapy, which you could get naturally with more sunlight entering your home.

Vitamin D, which is a vitamin we mainly get from the sun and has major effects on our mood and happiness, is harder for our bodies to get in the winter because we spend more of our time inside to avoid the cooler temperatures. But with a skylight, we’ll still be able to absorb some vitamin D, even while indoors.

Additionally, more sunlight in your home will prevent or slow the growth of mold! This will help keep your home in great shape and prevent health problems that are caused by proximity to mold growth.

Increase in Property Value

Because there are so many benefits to adding skylights to a home, there’s also a major desire for homeowners to have them when scouring the marketing for their next residence. Therefore, adding a skylight to your current house will actually increase its value both right away and over time.

Has this list of skylight benefits got you sold on making this addition to your home? Then give us a call to learn more about your next steps! Out team at Pro Roofing NW has plenty of experience installing a nad maintaining skylight systems, and we’d be happy to assist with your journey! Call us at (888) 599-8591 or visit our website for more information.

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