Skylights are one of the most dynamic additions you can make to your home. Many see them as a major feature in their living spaces, and adding one is easier than you think! Here are 5 reasons to consider adding a skylight to your home.
There are a ton of visual aspects to enjoy about a skylight, but let’s start with a plus for your wallet. Skylights are one of the most effective ways to reduce your carbon dioxide output. By using less light and enjoying a natural light source, you are using less electricity, making for a smaller footprint on the planet. Using your lights use will also reduce your home’s energy bills! Finally, while some homeowners assume that a skylight would reduce their home’s energy efficiency, it can improve it by providing your home with solar heat gain that was being lost on your home’s shingles!
Traditional windows are necessary as they allow tons of natural light into your home and provide you with a means of ventilation, but they come with some unwanted drawbacks. If you are in a city or a busy residential neighborhood, ground-level windows provide people with the opportunity to see into your home. However, skylights don’t allow passer-bys the same opportunity. Even at night, the little bit of light that comes in is amazing to enjoy in your home, and you don’t have anyone looking in. There’s no need to worry about who’s around, just enjoy all your skylight has to offer!
Skylights make your living spaces look larger. While installing a skylight will not change the amount of useable space in a room, adding all of the natural light and creating an opening up to your home’s roof to allow the light in will help make the room feel larger, even though the room hasn’t changed in size!
Many homeowners simply love the way skylights look! They have been shown to improve a home’s curb appeal and boost resale value. Even if you don’t intend on selling your home anytime soon, you can enjoy the aesthetic benefits that skylights provide by installing your own.
Ventilation in your home is often an overlooked issue, but opening your skylight can allow the heat that has risen out of your home, thereby reducing your dependence on air conditioning, or heat in the winter when your skylight provides solar heat gain. This ventilation also allows more clean air in your home, giving you a better night’s rest and a more enjoyable day.
Considering installing a skylight in your home? Reach out to our team today at Oceanside Exteriors to assist! We can be reached over the phone at (207) 310-7659 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your skylight installation needs!