Are you looking for a great way to brighten up your home this summer? Have you considered installing a skylight before, but you weren’t sure if the benefits would outweigh the cost? Our team at Thunderbolt Construction Inc. thinks it’s time you take the plunge and boost your home’s appeal this year.
1. Natural Light
The most obvious reason for installing a skylight is to let in the natural light. There’s just something peaceful about being able to look up and see the sky above your head. Also, if you’re worried about the direct sunlight, you can now purchase skylights with UV filters, or there are ways to install them without allowing the sunlight in directly.
There are multiple rooms in your home that could benefit from more ventilation. Consider installing them in your attic room for fresh air, your bathroom to let steam out, or even in the kitchen to help get rid of cooking odors. Skylights now come with the option of remote controls so you can easily open and close them to meet your ventilation needs.
3. Energy Savings
Get ready to save money on your electric bill since, you won’t need to turn the lights on during the day. Then during the summer months, use your skylight to expel the hot air so you can use your air conditioner less. Finally, in the winter, the natural light can warm your home and save on your heating bill. Our general contractors can help you find the perfect place in your home to install your skylights to give you the most energy efficiency.
4. Resale Value
Skylights have risen to the top of potential buyers’ wish lists since people have really begun to look for energy efficiency and environmentally friendly homes. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they also can add value to the home, especially if other sustainable features are added.
5. Health Benefits
Natural light is a mood elevator and can make you feel more energetic. Many people find the connection to the outdoors can contribute to a feeling of well being. Also, the added ventilation can improve air circulation and improve the quality of the air you breathe. Finally, skylights can help keep mold and fungus from growing in your home.
Thunderbolt Construction is a Chicago-based company that specializes in exterior home improvements like new windows, siding, gutter repair, and more. To get started, all you have to do is contact us at (630) 584-7600. We’ll be glad to answer all your questions and explain all your skylight options.