If you're looking for a home remodelling project that dramatically improves your home's appearance while making it more energy-efficient, consider installing a skylight. Here are several advantages you can expect.
Of course, a skylight provides an additional window to bring extra daylight into your home. An overhead, upward-facing window does this more efficiently than a vertical window. It captures direct light from the sky rather than light bounced from nearby objects such as fences and trees. Because of its orientation, a skylight can receive more light than a similar-sized vertical window.
You have a way to control the flow with a diffuser on the ceiling. You can also fit skylights with automated blinds. A skylight will help reduce your lighting bills, as you'll be able to read and work more easily using free daylight from outside.
This extra brightness will create a more inviting and pleasant ambience in your home. The rooms will tend to feel more expansive and less closed in with an opening in the ceiling. If you want to make your home seem larger, a skylight will help. The extra natural daylight will also show off many materials, such as timber and stone, in their best light.
A skylight will also create a fresher environment if you install a ventilated model. Hot air naturally rises, and it tends to gather around the ceiling. So, an open skylight is in the perfect position to let this hot air flow outside. To facilitate this, open a vertical window at a lower level. This allows you to create a circular flow of air through your house without using electricity. Ventilating skylights are ideal, in particular for kitchens that are often full of food odours and vapours. This will prevent the smell of your nightly meal from lingering for hours in your house. An openable skylight will also improve the bathroom, as it will let steam and humid air escape. You'll have less mould and mildew to worry about, and so cleaning will be quicker and more straightforward.
You can also install automated skylights that you can open and close at the touch of a button. Some models feature sensor technology, so they automatically close if they sense rain or moisture. Thus, you won't have to worry about forgetting to close the skylight if it rains. You can just let it respond appropriately regardless of whether you're home or not.
Contact a company that installs skylights to learn more.