Are Skylights Right For My House?

There’s nothing quite like natural lighting, listening to raindrops, or glancing at the stars. Now, imagine if you could do that in your own home. Well, you can! By installing house skylights, you can experience all of those benefits and more. At Aastro Roofing, we understand that any additions or modifications to your home seem overwhelming. However, skylights are more than just an aesthetic addition to your home. There are other financial and personal benefits of skylights. Read on to find out what they are.

Houses With Skylights Are Energy Efficient

Floridians pay, on average, 12% above the national average each month for their electric bill. Considering how hot it is year-round, it’s no surprise that the cost is significantly higher. But apart from air conditioning costs, the price of keeping lights on can get expensive, too.

Skylights can decrease your monthly electric bills and bring your annual cost down tremendously. Because they allow natural light into your home, you can keep your lights off during the day and enjoy both the sunlight and the savings.

In addition to reduced costs, skylights are “green.” By installing them in your home you are not only reducing energy costs on your monthly bill, but you are reducing energy consumption in general as well. This benefits both you and the environment— it’s a win-win!

Skylights Add Life To Your Home

Another benefit of skylights is that they add life to small spaces. Conventional bulbs can create an unnatural yellow glow, while LED bulbs can sometimes still emit an artificial light. Skylights, on the other hand, give off the sun’s natural light and allow it into your home. This adds life to any home, especially in small places like a hallway or smaller living room where aesthetic appeal is needed.

Not only does it add life and boost your mood, but skylights can improve your health as well. Since they allow light into places that normally wouldn’t be exposed to sunlight, any mold or mildew growing in your home can be eradicated. Allowing the mold or mildew to fester can worsen any allergies or asthma you or your family has, so installing skylights can benefit your families’ health in the long run.

Skylights In Houses Increase Property Value

At first, the cost to add skylights to your home can be steep and can range anywhere from $900 to upwards of $2000. They pay off, however, in the long term especially if you’re planning on selling your home. The environmentally friendly aspect matched with energy savings each month is appealing to potential buyers and will increase your selling price.

And, as part of the Solar Tax Credit implemented in 2009, any homes that have renewable technologies (like skylights) qualify for a 30% tax credit through 2021. Saving money and going “green” are two aspects that set your home apart from the rest on the market.

 

If you’re thinking of installing skylights in your home, talk to the roofing experts at Aastro Roofing. We can install or repair any skylights in your home, ensuring that the quality and aesthetic appeal of your home remains intact. Contact us today at (561) 409-3280 for a free estimate.