Installing skylights comes with many rewards. The most obvious benefit is practicality because a skylight allows a generous amount of sun and essentially reduces the need for artificial lighting. You can minimize your household’s carbon footprint by lowering your home’s demand for energy generated by power plants.
Apart from daylighting, adding a skylight can improve the overall livability of your home. Tedrick’s Roofing discusses the reasons you should think about adding a skylight:
They Spruce Up the Interior
Compared with regular windows, the way sunlight passes through skylights tends to be more artistic. Depending on your interior architectural elements, they can produce playful shadows to lend more drama to your space. The subtle gradations of sunlight washing over your walls can distinguish luminous zones while the views let you peek into the outside world.
They Brighten Up Small Rooms
Any skylight, roof and gutter installation expert would tell you that having a window overhead is an elegant solution to illumination woes of tiny areas. This is especially useful in space-strapped bathrooms. A skylight lets you bask in sunshine without worrying about privacy. Plus, you’ll get to bathe under the stars with a skylight installed directly above the tub.
They Promote Emotional Balance
Traditional and tubular skylights are great mood elevators because the sun they let in helps trigger serotonin production. If you have or live with someone with Seasonal Affective Disorder, getting enough sun exposure through skylights can mitigate this kind of depression. In addition, they contribute to the body’s production of Vitamin D and help regulate circadian rhythms essential for restful sleep cycles.
They Provide Ventilation
Ventilating skylights admit fresh drafts and expel excessive moisture. They’re a neat way of combating condensation issues in the bathroom or the kitchen. Keeping your interior spaces dry and cool is key to keeping mold and mildew build-up to a minimum.
However, make sure to hire a contractor that also specializes in roofing systems. Poorly installed ventilating skylights can cause a leaking roof.
Turn to Tedrick’s Roofing to use skylights to excellent effect. Call us at (206) 824-3440 or (253) 499-9660 to schedule your no-obligation roof inspection and FREE estimate in Seattle, WA.