The Amazing Benefits Of A Home Skylight
If you're like most people, you probably think a
skylight is just a way to add natural light to
a room in your house. And it's true that a skylight will do
that, but it does so much more as well.
First and most obvious is that a roof skylight can be an
energy saver. Of course you won't need to have your electric
lights on during a sunny day, and some skylights are double
paned meaning they act similar to storm windows, adding
insulation to cut down on your energy bills. And yes, it will
add value to your home should you decide to sell it.
But it gets even better. Are you aware of the many benefits
of natural light in your home? Studies have show that natural
light enhances learning in schools. It also elevates your mood
which makes you feel better. It regulates your body's sleep
pattern. And having a skylight can even aid in the production
of important vitamins including vitamin D.
You can get skylights that are made of glass, or of more
advanced and durable materials such as plastics or acrylic.
These are great for areas where hurricanes or hail are
prevelant. Polycarbonate skylights are 200 times more durable
than glass. Skylights can be tinted to allow in as much light
as you want and filter out the rest. They can be domed, flat,
round or whatever works best on your roof. Some can be opened
and closed depending on the weather, either manually or better
still by remote control.
Installing skylight fixtures is not that difficult for an
experienced do it yourselfer, although for some people it's
best to leave it to the professionals, whether you are adding a
new one or getting a replacement skylight. You can get them for
your home, office or even get an RV skylight and be amazed at
how it will open up an area that normally seems very cramped.
If you have one that's damaged, it's simple to find a
Don't overlook this simple home improvement and all the
benefits adding a skylight can provide.