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Top 5 Benefits of Adding a Skylight to Your Roof

Few people would say that their house wouldn’t benefit from some more natural light. Adding windows to your home might be difficult but there is a way to achieve more natural light in your home without cutting into your walls. Here are the top 5 benefits of adding a skylight to your roof.

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Reasons to Add a Skylight to Your Roof

Imagine being able to turn your roof into something that is more energy efficient, provides more daylight, and is a classier combination of style and function. These are just some of the benefits you can enjoy with the decision to add a skylight to your roof. If you are indecisive about whether or not this home improvement project is appropriate for you, here are a few compelling reasons why adding a skylight is the way to go.

Optimize Your Daylight

Do you ever feel as though your windows don’t provide enough daylight? Maybe they are positioned in such a manner that the sun never directly comes through. Perhaps the style of your home limits how much natural light can effectively penetrate the interior. A skylight is designed to optimize your daylight and give you more time to enjoy the natural light that comes from the sun.

Save Your Dollars

Energy efficiency often equals money savings. Many people don’t realize the direct correlation between the money they spend on utility bills and the efficiency of the energy in their home. A skylight is incredibly energy efficient as it provides an exposed space with an incredible amount of natural light. This reduces the need to use electricity which can ultimately save you money and decrease the price you pay on your electricity bills.

Open the Space

For homes where space is limited or appears to be claustrophobic, adding a skylight is an excellent decision. Such an investment can instantaneously open the space to make it appear larger, brighter, and more appealing.

Ventilation 

A common benefit of skylights is the ventilation they provide though many people are unaware. Skylights are designed to vent which means warm air is drawn upwards. This can provide a noticeable cooling effect which may reduce the need for air conditioners and fans.

Conclusion

Adding a skylight to your home is more than an investment. It can also mean money savings, more daylight, better ventilation, and renewed use of space.

 

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Installing a Home Skylight

A skylight can have a number of advantages for homes of all types. It lets in natural light which brightens up corners and makes the space feel more inviting. On a more practical note, it can also help cut your electric bill as it provides an alternative to keeping bulbs burning all the time.

Cutting a Hole

Cutting a skylight actually involves making two separate holes that eventually meet. Begin by cutting an interior hole in the drywall of the ceiling. Use a stud finder to ensure that you are cutting between the support beams. Insert long screws at each corner of the hole to mark the dimensions on the outside. Next, go on to the roof and cut a matching hole in the shingles. Cut through the shingles and plywood to complete the hole.

Installing the Glass

Peel back the surrounding shingles in order to make room to install the skylight. Place the skylight and nail it into place. Replace the shingles you removed while working, making sure to trim them so they fit around the skylight.

Sealing the Skylight

Apply a layer of water underlayment to the skylight on the outside. Add additional weather stripping around the inside if you are worried about cold air getting in.

Installing a skylight is not a project for beginners, so if you are in any way unsure about it, you may want to turn to a professional roofing company for help.

 

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