Are you considering adding skylights to your home? There are a number of reasons why it is a good idea. Skylights have a number of benefits: They can help naturally light up your home even and save you money to name a few. Nickerson Roofing will go in depth about the benefits of skylights and how they can help improve your home in more than one way and what considerations come with installing skylights.
Skylights are Energy Efficient
In areas with poor lighting even during the day demands the need for electrical lighting. The more often you need electrical lighting the more energy you consume. Skylights help bring natural light during the day into rooms such as the closet, bathroom, kitchen or living room. Skylights can be installed also most anywhere in a home which can provide natural light during the day and reduce the need for electrical light. Skylight helps reduce energy consumption greatly.
Skylights Save Money
Because you are using less power during the day you are basically saving money. If you install venting skylights you also allow fresh air to flow into your home. Living in California means you can have the natural temperature and fresh air filling your home. This reduces the need for temperature control or the use of fans.
Skylights Increase Privacy
With light coming down from your ceilings, you no longer need to open up the blinds of your windows inside your home. Our home is our sanctuary and we often go home to relax and get away from the noise and distraction. For those who want their privacy but also want natural light, skylights are the answer. This is why many homeowners want skylights installed in bathrooms or wash rooms.
Health Benefits of Installing Skylights
Natural light provides vitamin D which we draw energy from and receive better health. Skylights can physically and mentally benefit household members. The light from artificial light can have a negative effect on our eyes, especially LED lights which can cause eye sensitivity. It can also cause headaches. Additionally natural light helps uplift our mood and helps us feel better.
Before you can install skylights you must first make sure your home is a candidate for skylights. When the roofer comes they will inspect your home’s roof to know what will be needed to install the skylights. You may have some areas in mind where you want to have the skylights installed. The contractor will tell you where it is possible to install the skylights or where it’s not. Next you will need to determine size and type of skylight. There are vented skylights, standard skylights, and sun tunnels which are used for closet and smaller areas. After you talk with the roofer or installer you will then need to consider maintenance needs. The skylights don’t clean themselves. Make sure they can be safely reached and cleaned. You will also need to consider if you want manual or electrical skylights which vary in price and maintenance needs.
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After you have thought about the benefits and maintenance needs of skylights and are ready to move forward, you will want to seek out a quality contractor. Nickerson Roofing can help install skylights and sun tunnels in your home. For professional roofing services, contact Nickerson Roofing today.