Skylights can be a great addition to your residential roofing. There are several reasons to add one or more skylights, and they all depend on your specific needs. For example, you can add more daylighting to your bedroom or bathroom, or, perhaps, your finished attic room needs additional ventilation. You can also install a skylight to allow solar-generated heat to enter a space with very low temperatures.
Whatever your reason is for installing a skylight or skylights, you should first consider the benefits and the possible disadvantages if you fail to plan the installation well.
Adding Light and Heat
The biggest benefit of installing skylights is allowing natural light to enter an otherwise dark and stuffy room. Natural light is known to provide health benefits, such as mood improvements. A skylight also lets solar heat into a cold room.
If you’re concerned about a room being stuffy all the time, a skylight can help remedy your issue. Skylights are popular for helping in cross ventilation. On a cool day, opening a skylight can make a room comfortable even without air conditioning.
With all that light, solar heat and ventilation, you can expect to save on heating and cooling costs.
Added Home Value
Skylights typically add equity to homes where they’re installed. You can leverage them to raise your asking price if you ever sell your home. Just make sure your skylights are energy-efficient and leak-free. Your skylights should be part of your regular roof maintenance.
A room with skylights often looks bigger than it is. Plus, you also get the bonus of great views of the outdoors and the night sky.
If you decide to add skylights, make sure to plan everything carefully so you won’t have any of these problems:
- Heat loss due to a poor-quality product and non-professional installation
- Wrong placement of skylight that makes the space too bright
- Choosing the skylight that doesn’t have the features you want, such as solar-powered operation, remote control or rainstorm sensors
- Not trimming the trees that are tall enough to fall on your roof
- Trying to save money by not going for laminated glass, which is safer and sturdier than non-laminated glass
To have skylights installed by a professional, get in touch with Pressure Point Roofing Eugene, LLC. We also offer roof repair and replacement services. Call us today at (541) 688-7663, or tell us about your home improvement project here. We can work with you in Eugene and in other areas in Oregon.