Study after study has shown the benefits of having a great deal of light in your life. It is important to have natural light in your home for this reason. One of the best ways to get daylight in your home if you don’t have very many windows is a sun tunnel. Nickerson Roofing is here to explain exactly what a sun tunnel is as well as the benefits that you can enjoy from having one installed in your home.

Sun Tunnel VS Skylight

Many people know and understand what a skylight is; a window that is installed in your roof to add sunlight in your home. There are many, however, that don’t fully understand what a sun tunnel is. These tubular forms of skylights are made up of three different parts: the dome, diffuser and tunnel. The dome captures the daylight and the diffuser distributes the light. The tunnel is the piece that holds it all together and connects the dome and diffuser.

Benefits of Sun Tunnels in Your Home

There are several benefits that come from natural sunlight in your home. Here are a few of them.
Health Benefits of Sun Tunnels: Daylight is important to your circadian system. It helps your body to know when you should be sleeping and when you should be awake. Not only that, but studies have shown that the amount of sunlight you are exposed to has a large effect on your mood. People who regularly exposed to sunlight have a more optimistic outlook on life and sleep better at night. They have an overall higher well-being than those that don’t take advantage of sunlight.
Natural Sunlight Boosts Brain Power: Did you know that your brain functions at a higher rate when you are exposed to sunlight. In fact, people who are exposed to high levels of sunlight can memorize things 10-25% better. Also, people who spend time in the sun do around 20% better academically than those that don’t. You will see that you are able to concentrate, memorize and focus better when you take advantage of sunlight.
Energy Savings of Sun Tunnels: There are a couple of ways that sunlight can help save you money on energy costs. First of all, when your home is well lit with natural light, you don’t have to use the artificial lighting in your home. Also, you can use the sunlight during the winter to help heat your house and reduce your energy costs on your heating bill. Sunlight is also better for the environment and budget friendly.

Sun Tunnel & Skylight Installation, Repair, Replacement & More in Truckee, Mystic, Floriston, Olympic Valley, Alpine Meadows, Tahoe City, Dollar Point, Ridgewood, Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Eder, Norden, Soda Springs & The North Lake Tahoe Basin of California

If you are ready to take advantage of natural light available to you from the sun, you can rely on Nickerson Roofing to install sun tunnels in your home. You will find that they add to the beauty of your home as well as help you live a more well-rounded life. You can count on our team to install your sun tunnels with precision to ensure there is no chance of leaking in the chance of a storm. Call us today!