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Benefits and Impact of Natural Light

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Skylights are a great way to bring natural light inside your home and completely transform the way a room feels and functions. The infusion of nature into a home can have an array of benefits that go far beyond a lower utility bill. Adding natural light can increase your property value, improve mental health, increase focus, and upgrade the size and comfort of any room. The architectural improvements in today’s skylights make it possible and affordable to add beautiful natural light to any room.

Natural Light

Natural light is the core reason to install a skylight and for good reason. Homes lit via artificial light come with an increased utility bill and can create glares causing unnatural dark spots in a room. Unlike traditional windows, skylights are a great way to evenly distribute light in an area while preserving privacy and giving any homeowner a sustainable way to improve lighting in your home.

Health Benefits

We’re spending more time than ever at home where a hybrid work schedule is the norm these days. There is no denying the health benefits that a bit of sunlight and fresh air can have on your physical and mental health. The Vitamin D provided by natural light can help your immune system, your skin, and help boost your mood. Your body needs fresh air and sunlight, and skylights are an easy way to reap those benefits.

Energy Efficiency

Being energy efficient with today’s soaring energy costs is at the center of every homeowner’s mind, but it doesn’t need to be! Skylights intuitively do that for you by passively heating your home via natural sunlight in the winter and help expel hot air trapped in your home in the summer. Skylights also reduce the need for artificial light which ultimately saves you money on your monthly energy bill.

Aesthetics

Any designer will tell you, adding space to a room can often be a time consuming and expensive endeavor. But by simply adding a skylight, you can seriously enhance the atmosphere of a room and make your space feel much bigger. With today’s modern high-quality skylights, you can fit natural light in just about any room allowing you to enjoy nature or gaze at the stars.

Increase Privacy

You may be thinking, don’t windows provide solar heating, increased air flow, and natural light? Yes, but they can cost you privacy. A skylight can provide all those things while maintaining the privacy of even the most intimate parts of your home.

Property Value

As volatile as real estate markets can be both residentially and commercially, skylights are an effective and sure way to add value to your home. When selling a home, you are not just selling the bricks and mortar inside of four walls, but also the area around it. Skylights help accentuate the nature and views around you which makes for an appealing showing to a potential buyer.

Although going green with skylights might be an upfront cost, it is well worth the investment to new homeowners looking to sell in the future.

How Much Does it Cost?

Installing a skylight is not as arduous and expensive as you may think. Considering the many benefits natural light has not only on your home but your health as well, it is almost a no-brainer. Doing away with the misconception that installing a skylight is an expensive and time-consuming process is the first step.

The cost of installing a skylight relies on your desired size, placement, the pitch of your roof, and other factors best evaluated by a professional. On average, a skylight can cost anywhere from $900 to $2,300 with the national average at about $1,500. Not only that, but they also only take half a day to three days to install.

Natural light is a necessity that can be easily overlooked in today’s fast paced and hectic world. It can often be tough getting your daily dose of nature and sunlight when working from home or the office. Skylights are a simple solution that is well worth the investment.

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