Does your living space seem small and dark, even on sunny days? Need a little light to help you feel happier in your home? A skylight window might be just the thing for you.

Here are six great reasons why you should get a skylight installed on your roof.

1. Natural Light

The first and the most obvious reason to install skylights is that it fills your room with natural light. It not only adds style to your room but makes the room look more open while bringing out natural colors. However, if you are worried about direct sunlight, you can install skylights with UV filters or get them installed in a way that prevents sunlight to directly strike the room.

2. Ventilation Benefits

Installing skylight is a perfect way to improve ventilation into your home. Skylights expel hot air as they are installed on roofs. In case you plan to install skylights in the attic room, you can buy a remote-controlled or even a manual roof window to enjoy the fresh air in the attic. In bathrooms, installing a skylight that opens up is a great idea, where it will draw out the steam. Similarly, in the kitchen, skylights that open up can help get rid of cooking odors.

3. Energy Savings

Natural light means less need for electric lights. The introduction of a roof skylight replaces lighting elements. Fewer lights mean more savings in electricity.

Various seasonal changes also bring benefits. In the winter, a skylight can provide warmth from the sun. In the summer, the same skylight will provide ventilation benefits by expelling hot air. This can help reduce your heating & air conditioner usage.

4. Skylights Fitted To Your Needs

Skylights come in all sizes and shapes. In larger sizes, a skylight can make a room feel larger than it is. It brings a sense of the outdoors inside while highlighting architectural details in the home.

If you’re looking for something smaller, consider tubular skylights. They bring natural light into spaces such as interior hallways, closets, bathrooms, or any room that lacks windows.

5. Increase Resale Value

When it’s time to sell your home, a roof skylight can increase the value. Like most cosmetic changes, skylights create an attractive atmosphere thanks to natural light. The introduction of this to various rooms throughout your home will increase the resale value based on all the reasons we’ve described.

The new energy-efficient models are also appealing to potential home buyers. This benefit alone might make installing a skylight a good investment if you’re considering selling your home.

6. Solar Heating

Skylights can provide a source of solar heat in the winter. Heating your home with sunlight can be a great alternative to running the furnace. In most cases, you can set your thermostats to a lower temperature because of a skylight’s ability to add additional heat to a room and your home.

We at Brody Allen Exteriors are a well-known St. Charles roofing and restoration company with decades of experience. If you like the idea of adding a skylight or two into your existing house, contact us today.