Getting a skylight installed may be something you’ve never really considered. That said, skylights aren’t just a beautiful addition to your home - they also provide a lot of behind-the-scenes advantages. Here are five irrefutable reasons - besides looking cool - you should get a skylight installed.
Skylights provide natural light, reducing dependency on electric light. Skylights use daylight so they reduce energy consumption and costs. The benefits of this are twofold - you reduce your electricity bill by using a natural renewable energy source - and you reduce the production of harmful emissions, helping to save the environment.
- Daily Dose of Vitamin 'D'
One of the biggest attractions of a skylight is the increased access to natural light. Sunlight helps the body to produce Vitamin D which can regulate mood and energy levels while at the same time preventing deficiencies that could lead to Rickets or Beri Beri. For people who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and can’t spend time outdoors, an interior space with a skylight can provide the perfect substitute. Additionally, by age 60, most people require 2-3 times more light to see than they did in their twenties.
Most diseases, especially chronic respiratory problems, are often associated with bacterial and fungal buildup in damp areas such as basements and bathrooms. Natural lighting can lessen the production of harmful organisms and sunlight is considered to be one of the best natural disinfectants. Skylights can be opened to allow for a smooth airflow, providing a sort of air-conditioning effect with fresh air circulating throughout the house.
The natural light from skylights reduces electricity consumption, which in turn reduces your monthly electric bill. Reducing your need for artificial light can knock a ton off of your utility bills… and who doesn’t love saving money, right?
When homes are built closer to each other, it reduces the amount of privacy one can get. Skylights can give homeowners access to sufficient natural light without giving their neighbours a front row seat. Skylights allow you to have bright and beautifully lit rooms without the reliance on windows.
What more reason could you possibly need to convince you to consider investing in a skylight? Its efficient, classy, healthy for you and relaxing, on top of all that, it could help you save money. There’s no reason to wait, find out about getting a skylight today. At Coastal Transformations we sell, install and service skylights to meet your needs. Contact us at (843)357-3667 or you can visit our website