Because of the
beautiful natural sunlight that they allow into the
home, skylights are becoming increasingly popular
in homes across the United States as of late. Skylights
offer a host of benefits in many areas of life and
home, including health, lighting, and energy consumption.
There is evidence that adding skylights to the home
can even improve your health. Natural sunlight assists
in regulating the body’s circadian rhythm. This
means that you are able to establish a better sleep
cycle when you’re exposed regularly to natural
light. Natural light also helps to deter from the
seasonal depression that many people face in the winter
due to a lack of sunlight. Skylights literally allow
you to draw the resources available outside into the
home, which puts you more in touch with natural light
and therefore with a natural balance. It’s possible
that we were never meant to be away from the sun as
much as our houses and other buildings allow us to
be, and skylights work to lessen that gap.
Beyond the health benefits, skylights add appearance
benefits to the home, as well. In many homes large
but beautiful trees block a lot of natural sunlight,
particularly in the summer months when trees are in
bloom. Trees do not tend to block the natural sunlight
that comes from a skylight, since skylights are situated
atop a home and are generally unhindered by trees.
Therefore, even the rooms that are currently the darkest
have the potential to become much brighter with the
addition of skylights.
Natural light is also very environmentally –
and budget – friendly. During the daytime in
both winter and summer, skylights take away the need
for lamps and overhead lights. Light entering the
home can also add heat to the space, cutting down
on the amount of heat you need to supply in those
long winter months. The energy savings that you skylights
can help you discover both by way of heat and electricity
for lamps or overhead lights can really make a difference.
Many homeowners who want to be greener with their
home practices are flocking to skylights due to the
benefits discussed thus far. The green movement is
all about lessening the impact of humans on the environment.
By decreasing energy consumption by creating heat
and lighting within the home, the skylight is a big
friend to such practices.
For their atmospheric, health, and energy consumption
benefits, skylights are marvelous additions to the
home both by way of design and by way of practicality.
Skylights are a favorite of homeowners, and therefore,
they can also add value to your home. Many would-be
homebuyers look for the health, lighting, and energy
benefits that skylights provide. And because skylights
do not decrease privacy in the home at all, there
is virtually no drawback to their presence. Adding
skylights to any or all of the rooms in your home
can bring you innumerable benefits and, ultimately,
may drive up the selling price of your home.