Why Skylight Windows Are a Worthwhile Investment in the Home

29 March 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Traditionally, windows should be located in the exterior walls of the house, but this is not the case for skylights – these windows are installed in the roof. Skylights are not substitutes for traditional wall-based windows, but they can be used in tandem with existing windows to improve the functionality of the entire home. If you are considering installing skylights in your home, it is important that you first learn about the benefits that await you. 

Here's a rundown of the perks homeowners stand to gain by installing skylights. 

More natural light

Having windows in the roof means admitting more natural light into your interiors. No more worrying about the orientation of the sun, as correctly sized skylights can allow sunlight in throughout the daytime until the sun goes down. Skylights are perfect additions to rooms that do not receive sufficient sunlight because of either bad window placement or having undersized windows. With year-round supply of free natural light, homeowners can drastically minimise their overall reliance on electric lighting systems. This leads to reduced monthly energy bills.

Climate sensitive

Skylights are made up of different kinds of glazing, so you can choose something that suits your climate. For example, you wouldn't want to let more sunlight in at the expense of excessive heat gain inside the home. With various glazing technologies, such as low-emissivity (Low-E) coatings and heat-absorbing tints, you can keep the unwanted heat out and still allow the natural light to enter your interiors. So you don't need to worry about your cooling bills going up.

Taste of outdoor living 

Ever imagined the possibility of enjoying outdoor living right from the comfort of your interior space? Yes, it is all possible with skylight installation. For example, you do not have to sit outside in the patio or balcony to have a good view of the stars at night. You can simply position your favourite arm chair just below a skylight window and look up in the night sky right without leaving the warmth and comfort of your house. 

Visual appeal

Modern skylights come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours, so that homeowners can find a product that will fit well in their roofs but also accentuate the beauty of the home interiors. Skylights are always a centre of focus in any home, and you can take great pride in them when visitors come over to your home.