Installing skylights can raise the value of your home. In the red hot South Florida housing market, that could mean that difference between closing the deal with a good price, or watching your neighbors pass you by.
Aastro Roofing can install your skylight in Deerfield Beach. As part of our service to you, we want you to understand the benefits of installing skylights.
Skylights make the room look bigger
A skylight will mean that your ceiling looks wider. This makes it easier for sunlight and moonlight to enter the room, and fill the space. Not only does this look far better than a dingy old room, but it means that you will feel more tranquil when you are in that space.
Decrease your dependence on electricity
When you install a skylight, you need fewer artificial light sources. You can throw that old lamp of yours into storage, because the skylights will provide all the light that you need. This can reduce your electricity costs. The skylights will let in heat as well. This means that you need not spend so much money on your electricity bill in the winter.
Skylights are good for your health
As mentioned before, light has a tendency to calm people. That feeling is not just an old wive’s tale. It has been confirmed scientifically that natural light improves mood, performance, psychological health, and behavior. Sunlight can give you a mental boost.
It can also help your physical health. The sun’s ultraviolet light kills germs, bacteria, and other nasty things that cause diseases. Sunlight is a natural disinfectant. Bacteria love dark and musty spaces, and they shy away when light is thrown on them. When you have a skylight, you are protecting yourself from a host of illnesses.
Your body needs Vitamin D. Sunlight is one of the many sources of this vital nutrient. The lamp that you have standing in the corner of the room just is not going to cut it. Installing a skylight is your first step to soaking up the energy of the sun.
It might leak
One of the most common problems we hear when it comes to skylights let the water in. This is only true when they are installed poorly. Your local professional roofer will not have these issues, however. If there is one project that you are not going to want to do on your own, this is it.
There are a few different types of skylights
Like with everything concerning your home, you should have options. You should ask about fixed skylights, electric venting skylights, annual venting skylights, and tube skylights. It is a good idea to measure the space where you wish to install these skylights, so you know exactly what kind is best for you. In addition, make sure you know what these different skylights look like, so you can find the best aesthetic fit for your home.