The Benefits of Adding a Skylight


The natural light from skylights offers tons of benefits — from health gains to design aesthetics.

Are you undergoing a roofing construction project? Do you know whether you might need a new roof because yours has existing damage? Do you just want a change of pace in your home’s design? Any of these reasons are a great chance to consider adding a skylight (or a few) to your home during your next roofing construction project. The benefits of a skylight are more extensive than you may think, so read on to learn more.

Energy Efficiency

That’s right. Energy efficiency. Where it was once true that improper seals could create drafts, or sunlight magnification could create heating and cooling issues, modern skylight advancement has greatly reduced each of these negative factors. Expertly executed roofing construction will leave your home sealed tightly, and new window technology can refract the heat from the sun while still allowing natural light to shine in. In fact, the natural light added to your home by a skylight can reduce electricity use by up to 10%.

Sunlight is Good for You!

Aside from the reduced energy costs, sunlight has some positive health benefits that are worth noting. The more obvious one is the added dose of Vitamins D and B1 you gain from increasing your exposure to sunlight. Another more subtle one is actually in preventing health risks within your home. Natural moisture in your home may over time lead to buildup of mold or mildew, which we know to be harmful to our health. However, adding natural lighting to damp areas, particularly bathrooms, works as one of the best natural disinfectants by reducing the growth of harmful organisms.

Visual Appeal

A clear statement piece in many homes, a skylight will flood a room with sunlight. Natural lighting is the best type of lighting that can be used in interior design, so your existing design will flourish with a new skylight. Sunlight can accentuate color, improve aesthetics, and highlight architectural details that might otherwise be lost to artificial light.

The next time you undergo a roofing construction project, or if you want to start one for the sole purpose of adding a skylight, we hope you consider Topper Construction as your roofing construction experts.

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