The Benefits of Installing Skylights in your Home

If you’re looking to make some home improvements, then one of the best changes you can make is to install some new skylights to fill your home with natural light. In this blog, we will be discussing some of the great benefits of skylights.

Drastically increases the natural light in the room

The main benefit of skylights is the light they provide. Almost everyone craves more natural light in their home, perhaps even more so since the rise in remote working. Skylights are one of the very best ways to drastically increase the natural light in a room, making it brighter for longer and reducing the amount of time you need to light the room artificially, which will save you money on electricity bills in the long term.

Cheaper and more environmentally-friendly 

As mentioned above, having skylights means you won’t need the lights on in the room as often, or at least as early in the day, because it is naturally brighter. Skylights also provide another entry point for the sun’s rays during the day, which can help to naturally warm up the room, reducing the need for you to turn on your heating system as often. Not only does this save you money on your bills, but it is also better for the environment because using less energy reduces your carbon footprint.

Better ventilation and more fresh air

Another benefit is that skylights provide you with an additional ventilation point (when open) that allows more fresh air to circulate your home. Better ventilation makes it less prone to problems such as damp or condensation (and the further damage these can cause) and having more fresh air is better for our mental wellbeing and physical health, even more so since coronavirus if you are entertaining guests.

Makes the room feel bigger

A by-product of having more natural light is that the room appears bigger, but this goes double for skylights as you are adding natural light to a different surface than your windows. Smaller rooms instantly feel much roomier when a skylight is added, and larger rooms even more so. This also allows you more freedom with the décor in the space, as darker pieces won’t feel like they are closing the space off as much as they did before.

Could add to the resale value

The final point in our list of skylight benefits is that a skylight could potentially add to the resale value of your home for all the reasons listed above. When potential buyers view the property, the rooms containing skylights will seem much larger and airier, offering more of a ‘blank canvas’ for them to customise to their liking. Potential buyers will also be tempted by a property that has lower energy bills.

Can you install a skylight yourself?

If these skylight benefits have inspired you to install one, then you may be wondering if you can carry out the work yourself. Unfortunately, skylight installation is a technical process that needs plenty of expertise and is not an appropriate job for DIY.

Instead, a skilled professional should always be hired for skylight installation, who can remove the appropriate section of the roof and install the new skylight quickly and efficiently, so that you can start seeing the benefits straight away.  

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