Skylights offer many benefits and can increase the value of your home. In today’s post, local certified roofing contractor Infinity Roofing Contractors discuss the advantages of having skylights installed on your home.
1. Improved Natural Lighting — Natural lighting has many benefits. It creates an open and more spacious look, it helps reduce the use of electrical lighting during the day, and it helps encourage healthy amounts of sleep. Skylights provide natural lighting to areas where windows won’t fit—like in converted attics—which helps maintain consistency throughout the house.
2. Better Ventilation — Ventilation allows fresh air into the room while flushing out indoor air pollutants like soot and mold spores, as well as excess moisture. Since skylights are positioned up high, warm and humid air (which tends to rise) would be easily flushed from the room. Having skylights in your home helps freshen up the air and even let a cool breeze in during warm days.
3. Energy Savings — In addition to the aforementioned reduction in use of daytime electrical lighting, installing energy-efficient skylights can complement existing roofing insulation. Energy-efficient skylights should have double or triple-pane glass and insulated frames. If properly installed, they can help reduce thermal transfer between the indoors and the outdoors. This can result in lower indoor heating and cooling requirements and energy savings.
4. Aesthetic Improvements — We have mentioned above how natural lighting can improve indoor spaces aesthetically. In addition to that, people generally consider homes with skylights as more aesthetically pleasing when viewed from the curb. This can help increase the house’s value and make it more attractive to potential buyers.
5. Natural Views — Converted attics aren’t usually spacious, but a skylight can create a more “open” feel, compared to more standard installations like dormers. A skylight can also provide a view that you simply can’t get anywhere else in the house: imagine literally sleeping under the stars. Also, if sunlight seems too much at certain times of the day, there are various types of window treatments that can be installed on skylights, both manual and electronically controlled.
Infinity Roofing Contractors is your leading provider of residential and commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (678) 903-3170. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Acworth, Roswell, and Marietta, GA.