Benefits of Skylights in the Winter

Skylights on side of home

Skylights offer a way to add natural light into the space from the roof area. There are many benefits to having a skylight, especially during the winter months when the rain, sleet, and snow starts to fall. Learn more about these benefits and the skylight installation and repair services offered by Brandstetter’s KangaRoof.

Provides a Great View of Winter Snowfall

If you love watching the snow fall from the sky, a skylight is the perfect front row seat to the wintry weather. You can relax on the couch and just stare up through the skylight at the cloudy sky and the snow gently falling onto the glass. You’ll always know what the weather is like outside while you stay inside all cozy and warm throughout winter.

Provides More Sunlight During Shorter Days

Since winter also brings shorter days, it means that less sunlight may come in through the other windows of the home depending on which direction they face. With a skylight, you gain more light throughout the entire day as the sun moves its position.

The natural sunlight can improve energy bills significantly for the home as it brings in more warmth. So you don’t have to run your furnace as high or as long. You may use up less electricity, allowing you to save more money on your utility costs.

May Improve Mental Health

Many people suffer from seasonal depression or may feel worse during the winter due to cabin fever and being inside more. With the shorter days and light available, a person may go through more stress and anxiety because they feel cramped inside their home.

A skylight can make a room feel larger while bringing in more light that provides the body vitamin D. Vitamin D can help lower the symptoms of depression and bring about a more positive mood.

Skylight Installation and Repairs

A skylight can offer a varying range of benefits to your home. It can provide sunlight to dark rooms, make small rooms feel bigger, and offer energy savings. Yet you want to ensure that the skylight is installed properly without leaking.

Here at Brandstetter’s KangaRoof, we offer skylight installation and repairs throughout the Cincinnati region. We are roofing contractors who can evaluate your home and provide the best options for skylight installation. We also perform repairs to replace old skylights or leaking skylights. Contact us today to learn more.