When it comes to improving the energy efficiency of your home, every little thing counts. Installing a skylight on your residential roofing might not seem like a big step forward, but you’ll be surprised at the difference it makes on your bills. The truth is, skylight installation is a highly underrated home improvement project, which is surprising because skylights also offer plenty of advantages if you’re looking to go green.
One of the biggest concerns homeowners have about skylights is that it might increase their roof maintenance costs. Skylights like most other parts of your home do need regular maintenance and cleaning, but their requirements are few and far in between. In fact, whatever small cost they might contribute to your upkeep is immediately offset by the savings you get in terms of energy efficiency.
There have been numerous studies showing the health benefits of natural light to humans. Skylights are an excellent and energy-saving way to introduce sunlight into a sitting room, a basement or some other dark corner in your home. This somewhat reduces your dependence on artificial light bulbs, which, by the way, are not recyclable and take centuries to breakdown when dumped in a landfill.
Skylights are not affected by roof repair jobs and will continue to provide benefits even during winter. The sunlight they allow to pass through is usually enough to help keep rooms warm, reducing the amount of energy your heating system consumes to maintain comfort thanks to passive heating.
Learn more about how to make your home more energy-efficient from our professionals at Pressure Point Roofing Eugene, LLC. Give us a call at (541) 688-7663, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and get a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Eugene, OR as well as all nearby areas.