Natural lighting can make you more productive, boost your mood and bring out the beauty of your home’s interior. One of the best ways to add more natural light to your home is to use skylights. In today’s blog post, Chase Roofing LLC, the top roofer in our local area, explains the pros and cons of adding skylights to your home.
What Are Skylights?
Skylights are polycarbonate, acrylic or glass windows that are set into the roof of a building. Skylights are usually rectangular and they have three main components. The frame is connected to the roof and is surrounded by flashing to prevent roof leaks. The glazing is the clear window of the skylight. For best results, the skylight should be big but its size should never exceed 15% of the square footage of the room it is illuminating.
Pros and Cons of Skylights
Skylights look similar to windows and they can serve an identical purpose when it comes to a room’s design. They can make a room look more appealing with a beautiful view of the sky. Skylights can also add to a home’s value. As a roofing expert, we like the versatility of skylights. Skylights can be filtered to block UV rays and they can be shaded if they are providing too much sunlight. Skylights can also be opened in order to provide natural ventilation to a room.
Skylights are an excellent choice for homeowners who want to both improve the appearance of the rooms on the top floor of their homes and to enjoy the benefits of natural light. Skylights, however, are more costly to purchase and install when compared to other daylighting options. Skylights can also be difficult to install, so you need to find an experienced professional to install your skylights for you.
Natural light has many great benefits, and adding skylights to your home is an excellent way to experience these benefits. Fortunately, Chase Roofing LLC is an expert in gutter repair, installation of skylights and more. We have won multiple awards for our quality workmanship and great customer service. We serve many areas including Williamsburg, VA. Call us at (757) 206-1948 if you are in Williamsburg or at (757) 872-0700 if you are in Yorktown to learn more about our services and products or to get a free quote.