Been looking for a way to freshen up your home without needing to move? Would you like to brighten up your business space without having to install any additional lights? The answer could be right above your head … a skylight!
Shedding Some Light on Skylights
Skylights have been popular for generations, and there are many skylight options available to you. There are essentially three main categories of skylights — tubular, ventilating, and fixed. Ventilating skylights are also commonly known as roof windows. Skylights come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and can be fabricated from various types of glazing materials, with low-E glass being a preferred option. Flared light shafts can make a dim space even brighter, thanks to their angled ability to spread light beams to more parts of the room. Straight light shafts are preferred in spaces with flat ceilings, as well as in rooms with little ceiling space.
5 Benefits that Make Investing in a Skylight Worth It
A central purpose of skylight roofing is to increase the amount of natural light that flows in and through your home or business. Many also like the option of choosing a skylight with ventilating capabilities, and some skylights can even be designed for use as emergency exits, when needed.
But why should YOU consider installing a skylight or skylights in your home or business? Here are five benefits to note:
Natural Light Saves You Money
With skylight windows installed, you may never need to turn on another light in the daytime again! The energy required to burn artificial lights often occupies a significant percentage of many people’s power bills. Think of the money you could save by not having to flip on the lights, coupled with not having to replace your light bulbs as frequently. In a very real sense, having skylights installed is an investment that can literally pay for itself over time!
Skylights Help to Save the Environment
Skylight windows don’t just save you money in lighting costs. They also help to conserve the natural resources required to produce power for lighting. You’ll also be helping to shrink your carbon footprint, since you’ll be using fewer carbon dioxide-producing energy sources. Skylights can offer more than just light, too. On cold days, skylights bring radiant sunlight into your home or business, which can ultimately help reduce your heating costs as well.
Natural Lighting Makes You Feel Better
Skylights don’t just make your wallet or Earth’s environment feel better; they literally make YOU feel better, too! Multiple scientific studies indicate that exposure to natural lighting can improve a person’s health in multiple ways. Among other things, natural light has been shown to reduce anxiety, diminish stress levels, decrease the chances of developing nearsightedness, and help to counter a type of depression known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), more commonly known as “the winter blues.” Skylights offer other desired benefits for business employees, too. Natural lighting has been shown to increase productivity, which can ultimately lead to higher revenues!
Add Aesthetic Value to Any Building
Modern skylight roofing products are quite beautiful, and can add an aesthetic appeal to any home or commercial building. Skylights increase the value of your property, too. Many real estate buyers tend to view skylights as a premium, luxury amenity.
Skylights Help You Maintain Your Privacy
I bet privacy wasn’t your first thought when you were considering a skylight, was it? But consider how close in proximity many modern homes and businesses are. A large window placed in your bedroom, bathroom, or conference room can offer your neighbors a clear view of some space you’d perhaps prefer to keep private. A skylight provides you a means of letting in natural light, while still protecting your privacy from any potential onlookers.
Ready to Let the Sun Shine In? Contact Skywalker Roofing!
Skywalker Roofing is a top-rated roofing contractor and leader in residential and commercial skylight installation for years! We’ve installed many beautiful and functional skylight windows for clients across our service footprint, which includes the NC Piedmont Triad, Piedmont Triangle, and Charlotte Metro areas, as well as a large swath of southern and southwestern VA, including Roanoke, Christiansburg, Martinsville, and Danville. Ready to get your perfect skylight? We’d here to serve your needs, too! Give us a call today and experience the Skywalker Roofing difference for yourself!