The installation of skylights in homes is mostly considered a form of luxury by many homeowners. Perhaps it has something to do with the complicated process of installation. Skylights, also known as roof windows, are glazed windows installed on houses’ roofing systems. The more complex the procedure, the higher the payment is required. That’s why not everyone is able to take a peek at the skies in the morning and at the stars at night on a daily basis. But aside from that matter, there’s definitely more to it than its scenic presentation.
Now, how do homeowners benefit from having skylights in their homes? Listen very closely.
This is the most obvious advantage of having skylights in one’s home. Isn’t that the very purpose why homeowners opt to have a hole in their roof? To have better house interior lighting? Well, this is particularly true. Roof windows attract natural light to enter the house. The complexity, however, is in the positioning of the skylights and in thinking ahead which parts of the house you want the light to reach.
Because of the above-mentioned advantage, skylights’ very purpose allows you to conserve energy in terms of light usage. Aside from the evident consequence, it also helps improve a house’s ventilation. This, however, is not applicable to all types of skylights. Commonly, there are two kinds of roof windows – fixed skylights and vented skylights. Vented skylights, from the name per se, allow ventilation because of its opening and closing features. These may be opened during warm summer nights instead of using air-conditioner.
The last category is optional. Not all skylights have this attribute. But with detailed customization of products provided by your contractor, you may opt to have roof windows with glazing systems that are especially designed for UV protection. This add-on is very beneficial for the residents living in the house and also for color preservation of appliances and furniture. The good thing is that, your selection is extended to a diverse option of colors. You can go plain or colorful, depending on your taste.