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The Benefits of Skylights Go Beyond Appearance

Fran Beaulieu

August 2, 2022

Have you considered adding skylights to your home? The aesthetic appeal of skylights makes a lot of people consider them, but there are plenty of other benefits to consider as well. It all starts with choosing the right type of skylight, and of course, the best skylight installer. A Velux skylight is one of the top products on the market today and it comes with many different options based on your needs and desires. Here are some of the many benefits of skylights that go beyond appearance.

Natural Light Brightens Up Your Space

A Velux skylight can naturally brighten up any room. Many homeowners choose to install them in their living spaces where they spend the most time. This can lead to not having to turn on the lights as much and still getting all the light you need in your home. Plus, natural light provides mood and health benefits. Whether you work from home or just spend a lot of time indoors, allowing as much natural light in as possible can enhance your mood.

And while many people believe the biggest benefits are seen during the summer months, the winter is when a lot of homeowners appreciate their Velux skylight. Those dark and dreary winter days seem a little easier to deal with when you have more natural light in your home.

Proper Installation Can Lead To Lower Energy Bills

A common misconception homeowners have about skylight replacement and installation is they aren’t energy efficient. This is where the importance of working with a professional skylight installer is critical. For a Velux skylight to be energy efficient, it has to have the proper curbs and flashing to eliminate leaks, gaps, and drafts. When it is properly installed, a skylight can help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. When this occurs, you won’t need to use your HVAC system quite as much so you’ll save some money on energy bills.

Improve Your Mood At Home

Dull days can brighten up a little bit when you have a Velux skylight. It’s beneficial for both kids and adults and you might not even realize it. There are times when you might have to be stuck indoors due to extreme weather conditions. Having a skylight to allow natural light to enter can improve everyone’s mood a bit, which is healthy for your household.

Allow Fresh Air Into Your Home

When you begin looking into a Velux skylight, you’ll quickly see there are plenty of options available. If you have a more flexible budget, you can opt for a Velux skylight with an indoor climate sensor. This sensor monitors the air quality, like the CO2 levels, humidity, and temperature. The skylight will open and close automatically if the sensor detects poor air quality that can be improved. You can also control this type of skylight with a remote control or a smartphone app to customize the feel of your home.

Smart Skylights Can Help Control Indoor Temperature

A smart Velux skylight can also monitor indoor temperatures and control them if possible. If the skylight has blinds included, they will close automatically during periods of intense sunlight. Or if it’s particularly cold during the winter, the blinds will open to allow as much sunlight in as possible. These features are beneficial when you’re home and away so you always have a comfortable and energy-efficient home.

Sun Tunnel Skylights Can Brighten Any Interior Space

Sun Tunnel Velux skylights are becoming more popular every day. The innovative design allows them to be placed anywhere, even in your laundry room or closet. These areas aren’t typically suitable for a skylight because of the small space. But with the Sun Tunnel Velux skylight, you can pull natural light into those dark areas to brighten them up.

Another add-on for the Sun Tunnel Velux skylight is a solar night light. This acts like a normal night light you would use in hallways, bathrooms, or other dark areas you might need to access at night. It provides a soft glow with just enough light to help you navigate your dark home without disturbing your sleep.

Save Money By Installing Skylights

Did you know you can receive money back in the form of a tax credit if you install solar-powered operating skylights or solar-powered blinds? When installed, you can take advantage of a 26% Federal tax credit that adds up to significant savings. So when you are considering your budget for installing skylights, consider this incentive for an accurate cost estimate.

Improve Your Home With Skylights Today

Opting for skylight replacement and installation can provide many more benefits than you think. Most of the time when homeowners install a skylight or two, the only regret they have is not doing it earlier. The mood enhancements it provides with natural light entering the home are worth the cost itself. Plus, installing skylights can also improve your home’s value if you plan on selling it at some point. Consider modernizing your home with either basic skylights or smart skylights and you won’t regret it.

Beaulieu Home Improvement is here to handle any of your home improvement needs. Skylight replacement and installation are one of the most common projects we help homeowners with. The functional and aesthetic benefits are attractive to everyone no matter how large or small their home is. However, the importance of working with an experienced skylight installer can’t be understated. A poorly installed skylight can lead to many problems and headaches you don’t want to deal with. We have installed numerous skylights in our 50+ years in business, so you can trust our team.

When you’re ready to see how skylights can benefit your home, reach out to us. We will send an expert to your home for a free evaluation and cost estimate so you know exactly what to expect with your home improvement project.

 

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