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What is a Skylight and Is it Worth Adding to Your Home?

If you value sunlight, then you should add a skylight to your home. Spring is here, and you should take advantage of the opportunity to bring warmth into your house.

If you value sunlight, then you should add a skylight to your home. Spring is here, and you should take advantage of the opportunity to bring warmth into your house. They are windows installed to your roof or ceiling that allow natural light to come in and brighten your home. Not only do skylights add in a natural aesthetic to your home but they also add value as well. These windows are energy-efficient due to bringing in light during the winter but Keep reading to learn what different kinds of skylights are out on the market and learn of their value.

What Kinds of Skylights Exist?

  • Fixed-Low-sloped skylights that range anywhere between 14″72″ depending on your contractor. Keep in mind that this basic setup draws in the most heat during warm seasons and not during the winter.
  • Tubular-Circular and small units ideal for bringing in light to a bedroom or hallway without using actual light such as wall lamps, or light fixtures. Between 10″-14.” Due to being so small, they don’t overheat the environment or draw too much heat away from your home.
  • Vented-Similar to fixed skylights but you can open them and allow air to flow through your home. You can manually open them, or if you’re willing to spend a little more money, electronically opening the skylight is possible. If you want to add more air to a small room such as a bathroom or kitchen, this is an excellent choice for you.
  • Solar-Costs the most money because they are very sophisticated. Sensors can open and close at specific intervals based on precipitation and heat levels. If it’s raining outside, the skylight will shut or if it’s too hot.

Features You Should Add to Your Skylight

Make sure that your skylight has a plastic or glass glaze. Glaze refers to the materials that you can add to ensure durability. Also, make sure to research the percentage of UV blockage. Finally, skylights come in a variety of shapes. Depending on your style and the size of the room, you don’t have to go for the traditionally square windows. The glazing also varies in shape which can range from flat, domed, or pyramid-shaped.

Why Do Skylights Add Value?

While skylights can help to ventilate the home, they also have a positive effect on health, are conducive to productivity, and helps to alter your mood, making you much happier. After all, most people love enjoying warm weather and taking in natural elements even if they don’t step foot outside their doorway.

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