We all know the importance of natural light for our health and overall sense of well-being and it’s been proven. Natural light affects our mood and is the reason that people in cold-weather climates often use light therapy boxes during the fall and winter when the days are short and the sunlight is scarce.
So, what do you do when you are trapped indoors and your home doesn’t provide a lot of natural light? Consider installing a skylight in your St. Charles, IL home.
Here are 4 advantages to installing a skylight:
- Skylights can instantly improve the feel of a room, especially when it is currently little or no natural light.
- Skylights open a space that will make it feel larger without increasing the square footage of the room.
- Skylights improve the aesthetic and can upgrade a room without making any other changes.
- Skylights add to the resale value of a home.
Considering that the overall cost of installing a skylight in your St. Charles, IL home is cheaper than other home improvement options, it makes skylight installation a great value.
In addition to improving your mood, productivity, and resale value, skylights save money over time. When you have a skylight, you will need less artificial light, which will save on your electrical bills. They also naturally warm your room, so you will reduce your heating costs in the winter. For those homes with changing climates, a retractable shade can be added, so you control when and how much natural light you are getting, which is especially important in a bedroom.
While skylights have many benefits in bedrooms, they are also a great option in kitchens. Skylights add beautiful, natural light, which elevates the room’s aesthetic as well as provides function in one of the most used rooms in the home. They are also a wonderful selling point when you decide to move. If you are installing a skylight in a kitchen, consider selecting one that opens to provide improved ventilation. This is a great feature in both kitchens and bathrooms.
Finally, skylights can provide natural light while helping you maintain privacy. If you keep your windows covered for much of the day or have chosen not to add a window because your room faces the neighbor’s window, a skylight could be the perfect solution for you. This is an especially attractive option in bedrooms and bathrooms. Landmark Roofing offers expert skylight installation in St. Charles, IL, and the surrounding areas. Call us at (847) 587-0872 for more information or to schedule an estimate.