Skylights are a popular roof feature. Many people add them to attic bedrooms or home offices to provide extra light. Here are a few of the advantages that you can expect to experience when you install a skylight in your home.
1. Feel Happier
Exposure to natural light can make you feel happier. Many people become depressed over winter when light levels are lower and it is natural to spend more time at home. Adding a skylight to your bedroom or home office is a great way to increase the amount of natural light that you experience each day. As skylights point towards the sky, they soak up huge amounts of natural light, even in winter when the days are shorter. As a result, you are likely to feel happier and more alert.
2. Regulate Your Sleep
If you spend a lot of time indoors, it is easy for your sleep pattern to drift away from the natural pattern of getting up with the sunrise and going to sleep when it gets dark. Adding a skylight to your bedroom can make it easier to get up for work in the morning as the morning sunlight begins to stream in.
3. Add Fresh Air
Skylights allow you to bring fresh air into your home, which is a great way to make the room feel fresher and smell cleaner. Ventilation is important for maintaining a healthy home and reducing the growth of mould.
4. Protect Your Home
Natural ultraviolet light from the sun also has an anti-mould effect. Adding a skylight to light up your attic space is a great way to prevent mould from forming in dark corners. Be sure to hire a professional roofing company to install your skylight to ensure that your roof is in great condition after the installation.
5. Save Energy
In winter, skylights allow sunlight and heat into your home, which can help to keep your attic room warm without you having to spend a lot of money on heating. In summer, skylights provide ventilation, helping your home to feel cooler and more comfortable. Give yourself a way to naturally control the temperature of your attic room by adding a skylight and you could see your energy bills decrease. While you gaze at the beautiful sky, you can enjoy knowing that you are doing your bit to help the planet by lowering your energy usage at home.
Welcome to my blog. My name is Nigel and my new found passion is roofing. Roofing might seem like a strange thing to be excited about. If you had told me a couple of years ago that I would love roofing, I would have laughed in your face. However, all of that changed when I decided to install a new roof on my home. We had been having problems for a while with water leaking into the attic so I decided to take action. The contractor was so helpful I couldn't help but become fascinated by the different roofing solutions. I hope you like the blog.