Four rea­sons to add sky­lights to your home

Sackville Tribune - - REAL ESTATE -

Sky­lights are ideal for light­ing rooms nat­u­rally, es­pe­cially if your home doesn’t get a lot of di­rect sun­light. Here are four rea­sons to con­sider in­stalling sky­lights:

Sky­lights al­low more light to reach your home’s in­te­rior, even in places that aren’t lo­cated near win­dows. This boosts your over­all qual­ity of life since ex­po­sure to nat­u­ral light has been shown to im­prove your mood and pro­duc­tiv­ity.

1. Nat­u­ral light.

Be­cause they let in so much light, sky­lights keep you from hav­ing to turn on the lights as of­ten, which re­duces your elec­tric­ity bills. Plus, vented sky­lights can be opened to al­low air to cir­cu­late, which can help with cool­ing your home dur­ing the sum­mer. And if you in­vest in En­ergy Star cer­ti­fied sky­lights, you may be el­i­gi­ble for a tax credit.

2. En­ergy ef­fi­ciency.

3. In­creased home value.

Sky­lights also of­fer a good re­turn on in­vest­ment. They in­crease your home’s mar­ket value by adding es­thetic flair to the ex­te­rior, bright­en­ing up the in­te­rior and im­prov­ing your home’s en­ergy ef­fi­ciency.

Sky­lights make spa­ces feel more open and spa­cious. They’re a great choice for rooms like bath­rooms, which can feel cramped with­out win­dows. Plus, sky­lights won’t com­pro­mise your pri­vacy the way reg­u­lar win­dows do.

4. Ex­tended space.

Keep in mind that’s it’s im- por­tant to work with a pro­fes­sional when hav­ing sky­lights in­stalled so you don’t end up los­ing heat or hav­ing mois­ture leak in through the ceil­ing. A roof­ing pro­fes­sional will be able to rec­om­mend the best sky­light prod­ucts for your needs.

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Sky­lights are ideal for sev­eral rea­sons, in­clud­ing mak­ing spa­ces feel more open and spa­cious.

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