Skylights & Your Home: Are They Worth It?

Skylights and your home

Skylights are a convenient way to open up your home with natural light and air….but are they good investments to make for the typical homeowner? Get the facts behind skylight installation to decide if they are worth the hype.

Skylight Benefits

Skylights channel natural light into your home. Natural light enhances the appeal of a house, while also saving on energy costs: If your home has greater amounts of natural light, you won’t need to turn on the lights as frequently.

When you select skylights that open, you can crank them open to increase the amount of air flowing through your home. Cooling your home with air also saves money, because you don’t have to use fans or air conditioning to create ventilation in the home.

There’s something about the smell of fresh air that is appealing, too: Airing out the home can remove stale odors and create a naturally pleasing scent, so your home feels fresh.

Come night, those skylights let the night sky into your home. If you have a clear view of the sky, with no trees to obscure your view, you can lie back and enjoy the beautiful stars.

Considerations With Skylights

Given that skylights save energy costs, boost ventilation, and enhance the visual appeal of your home, there are many advantages. All the same benefits that appeal to you will make your home more attractive to potential buyers when the time comes to sell.

The data seems clear that skylights are a good investment, however, they can be problematic. If they are not properly installed, skylights can leak into the home. If the seal fails, skylights can appear cloudy with condensation.

If you’re interested in skylights for the benefits, then it’s important that you buy the best models you can afford and have them installed by a licensed processional. You’ll also want to have your skylights checked annually, so you can find and fix problems before they damage your home.

Look to Brandstetter’s KangaRoof for skylight installation, cleaning, and repair. We work with VELUX skylights, which are renowned for their quality and efficiency and backed by a manufacturer’s warranty. Let us customize the installation with optional shades or opening mechanisms powered by battery, electric, or solar. To get answers to your questions about installing skylights, or a free estimate, give us a call today at 513.713.0418.