Modern homes give you many options for personalisation. You may change the floor plan and window placement as you would like. You may also add different paint colours and carpet textures. However, despite the fact that you have taken advantage of these customisations, your home still doesn’t feel like it fits your personality.
If you need another element to transform your house into a unique and gorgeous space, consider skylights. These features add light and beauty to any room, and they give you a myriad of other benefits as well. In fact, once you read about these benefits, you may wonder why you never thought about skylight installation before.
1. Enhanced Visual Appeal
Skylights bring direct sunlight into the room. However, because of the way most manufacturers make skylight glass, that light won’t seem harsh. Rather, it will filter softly and bring out all the colours in your features and decor. And because natural light strains the eyes less than artificial light, viewers will have a more pleasant experience when they look around the room. Additionally, skylights may illuminate previously dark corners in your rooms and give your home a light, airy appearance.
2. Increased Energy Efficiency Because
skylights bring in so much natural light, you do not have to keep your lamps or other artificial lights on while you work. You won’t have to use electricity for illumination during the day, so you will save quite a bit on your power bill. Additionally, when colder weather hits, your skylights will allow radiant heat into your home, which means you won’t have to use as much energy with your furnace.
3. Reduced Mould Activity
To grow, mould needs dark, warm, and wet environments. Skylights prevent mould from getting the darkness and moisture it requires. As a result, you can breathe easier around your home because you’ll experience fewer allergies. You also won’t have to spend as much time cleaning because you shouldn’t see any mould colonies in rooms with skylights.
4. Boosted Mood and Energy
Research has shown that sunlight boosts people’s energy. It makes the brain produce hormones that help it stay awake so you feel more alert and focused. This same effect increases the hormones that promote positive moods, which means you feel happier and more confident. Thanks to the natural light from your skylight, you may also experience increased productivity in the work or activities you do at home.
5. Improved Health
A high level of positivity and energy has a secondary effect on the rest of your body. It combats the stress hormones that constrict your blood vessels and cause inflammation. As a result, blood flow increases throughout your body. Your body’s cells then receive more nutrients, which make them stronger. Stronger cells can fight infection and injury better than less healthy ones. Additionally, the increased sunlight puts more vitamin D in your body, and you need vitamin D to build healthy bones and muscles.
6. Added Ventilation
Most modern skylights come with an opening function so you can let hot air out through them. You can also flush the toxins out of your home’s interior with some fresh air.
7. Increased Privacy
Most people would love to have a window open so they can feel the breeze while they get ready for the day. However, because these people live so close to their neighbours, they don’t feel comfortable unless they keep the window closed. A skylight gives you the sunlight and breeze you need without sacrificing your privacy.
Your roof and your entire home can look more complete with skylights. If you want to reap the benefits listed above, contact your roofing contractor for more information.