Windows are good sources of natural lighting, which offer several benefits ranging from the practical (utility savings) to the psychological (enhances mood and promotes overall well-being). Of course, when you think about the potential energy savings that you can get from having a skylight or the appeal it would add to your indoor environment, it can be easy to decide to just go ahead and install one in your home.
However, windows are not an option for all homeowners. Depending on the amount of space you have in a particular area in your home or the presence of structural issues, installing a window might not be such a good idea. Instead, getting a skylight may prove to be the more sensible solution.
Precision Roofing, one of the most reputable roof installers in the area, discusses more information about skylights.
Skylights are usually made from materials like acrylic, glass or polycarbonate. Typically installed into the roofing, they can be made into a rectangular shape or a 12-by-12 inch square. While larger skylights tend to offer more benefits, experts recommend keeping the size of a skylight within 15% of the square footage of the room directly below it.
Benefits of Skylights
Roofing companies often vouch for the following advantages of skylights:
provides an unobstructed view of the sky
enhances interior design
offers protection against UV rays
increases the resale value of a home
Disadvantages of Skylights
When figuring out if a skylight is right for your home, make sure to consider the drawbacks of its installation too. These typically include:
difficulty of installation
potential risk for higher heat gain
installation and maintenance costs
less energy efficiency than solar tubes
Precision Roofing is a locally owned and operated company known for quality workmanship. We offer a range of services, including roof replacement, roof repair, roof maintenance and more. Call us at (845) 351-2009 or fill out our contact form to request a consultation. We serve customers in Wallkill, NY.