Why Should I Invest in a Skylight For my Home?

Posted by phoebe skinner on 30th October 2019

Skylights are a beautiful feature in any home, but they are a costly investment. It is important that the benefits are carefully considered to make sure skylights are the best decision for your home. 

There are four reasons that make purchasing a skylight a worthwhile investment, which are:

  • The light they emit

  • They are energy efficient 

  • The aesthetic appeal

  • It improves mental wellbeing

 

Light

The biggest benefit of a skylight is that it adds natural light to any room. Natural light is proven to improve mood and improve productivity as sunlight is true natural white light, not artificial yellow or fluorescent. 

Natural light is free; therefore, this reduces the electricity bill in any household. As soon as you have installed your skylight, you start to reap the wide range of benefits that it produces. 

Skylights are essentially windows on your roof; therefore, they are the most effective way to increase the amount of natural sunlight in your home. Increasing the amount of natural light in your home results in a room feel bigger and airier, giving rooms a lovely relaxing atmosphere.

 

Energy Efficiency/Going Green

Did you know that skylights can save you money?

That’s right. 

With the constant stream of light comes to heat, free heat, isn’t that everyone’s dream? Saving money on heating is just one of the many benefits of purchasing a skylight. 

In addition to reducing the need to use electric lights, skylights can deliver warmth in the winter and cooling in the summer, minimizing the need for fuel-based heating and air conditioning. 

On winter days, the sun’s radiant energy can shine through your skylight to warm interior surfaces. And in the summer, a ventilating skylight can promote air circulation by releasing the warm air that naturally rises.

 

Aesthetic Appeal

Do you want to add value to your home?

Yes? Purchase a skylight here. 

As mentioned above, a skylight makes a room appear bigger, more spacious and provides a beautiful view of the sun or stars. This results in adding value to your home, producing a win-win situation.  Skylights also give a luxury feel to any room, adding further value. 

Love your room but feel it needs that extra something?

A new skylight can completely change the character of a room, adding brightness, a sense of spaciousness, and style. It can scatter sunbeams throughout a dreary kitchen, brighten a dark bathroom, capture a view from an attic room, or provide a starry-skied bedtime panorama.

 

Improves Mental Wellbeing

There is nothing as beautiful and calming as being at home with a book and being able to look up and see the sky through your skylight. The constant stream of sunshine produces vitamin D, which has an array of health benefits that we could all benefit from. Vitamin D is good for both bone & muscle health and your metabolism. 

Sunlight triggers the release of hormones in the brain, due to the exposure of sunlight the brain releases the serotonin hormone. Serotonin is the hormone responsible for boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused. 

Research has shown that skylights reduce anxiety and stress, due to the constant exposure to natural sunlight. 

So, if you are looking to boost your mental wellbeing, improve your sleep cycle or create a relaxing setting, a skylight would be a perfect addition to your home. 

Take a look at all of our high-quality skylights here.