Benefits of Opening Your Home with Skylights
You can transform any space in your home by adding skylights. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing form the outside but even more appealing from the inside where you can appreciate the beauty of nature and create a connection to the outdoors. You’ll enjoy the benefits of the outdoors without the drawbacks!
Aside from a great view of the sky, below are several benefits of installing skylights.
- Natural Light & Brighter Rooms During Daytime: A skylight offers twice as much daylight as vertical windows. Studies have shown that natural light can boost energy and productivity, lift the mood, and reduce stress and anxiety. Any architect and interior designer will tell you that nothing beats natural light and ample amounts of sunlight when it comes to illuminating your living spaces. Sunlight is also the best lighting for décor and interior design because it brings out an object’s true color.
- Improved Energy Efficiency: The light from the sun is 100% free. Natural illumination for your home will remove your dependence on electric lighting and reduce your energy bill. VELUX ThermoTechnology™ and great engineering have improved the insulation and air tightness of the new generation of skylights. When closed, they keep energy locked in while letting sunlight in to illuminate your home without too much heat gain.
- Healthier Home Environment: Sunlight is a very good source of the “sunshine vitamin” or vitamin D, which is vital in making our bones and teeth strong and in boosting our immune system. The fact that skylights also make rooms brighter helps relieve stress, eye fatigue and headaches. Advancements in technology, such as automated blinds and VELUX glass coatings that block harmful UV and IR rays, can keep your home comfortable even in the summer.
- Increased Home Value: Because a skylight can improve the look of your home’s interiors and reduce your energy consumption, it increases your home’s value.
- Increased Ventilation: After proper installation, new skylights can also give you more ventilation options. Many VELUX skylights are designed for natural ventilation, helping you avoid poor indoor air quality while keeping your home cool and fresh.
For almost 20 years, The Roofing Company has been providing Hampton Roads residents with high-quality home improvement options that will make any home more beautiful and energy-efficient. Skylights are a great investment in this regard because they can make any room brighter, more comfortable and more welcoming. Our specialists are fully certified to install Velux Skylights, the leading brand of skylights in the country.
Give The Roofing Company a call to learn more about VELUX skylights or our other products and services. We would be pleased to schedule a free consultation.
Until December 31, 2016, there is a 30% Tax Credit for select Velux Skylights and solar powered blinds. Download this guide for more information.