Why Have Skylights Installed?
If you’ve ever been in a home with them, you already know why homeowners have skylights installed—they’re beautiful. Whether it’s in a bathroom, bedroom or a living room, having a skylight installed completely reinvents how a room looks and feels. And, because a skylight is a window in a roof, it literally gives you a window to the stars and to the sun.
But good looks aren’t the only reason homeowners choose to have windows installed in their roofs. Other reasons to get skylights include:
Natural sunlight. Skylights allow natural sunlight into your home, which is good for people and plants. Not only does natural sunlight help humans produce vitamin D, it’s vital for indoor plants that need plenty of sun to thrive.
Natural lighting. If you think it’s strange to use electricity when there’s free light waiting to be used right outside your door, you’re not alone. Skylights can help you capture daylight in a way that many windows in walls just can’t.
Potential health benefits. Some studies indicate that bright, natural light has a number of health benefits, including warding off depression, strengthening your immune system, encouraging quicker recovery from illness and operations, and stress reduction.
Few window installations can so dramatically change the look of a room. Whether it’s to enjoy a sun-lit kitchen or a star-filled bedroom, getting a new skylight may be the answer.
Types of Skylights
Speciality windows like skylights are typically customized to meet the unique needs and architectural elements of the room and roof in which they are being installed. The most popular types of skylights with homeowners, however, tend to be:
Fixed skylights. These are flat windows that do not open, typically making them the most economical option. They’re best for those homeowners who want the dramatic view and illusion of extra space, but aren’t concerned about needing ventilation or capturing a lot of natural light.
Tubular skylights. These are another affordable type of skylight. Also known as “sun tubes,” “sun tunnels” and “solar tubes,” tubular skylights funnel light from the roof into living space, often ending in bright domes of light. They’re best for enclosed spaces and areas with little space to spare.
Domed skylights. These are similar to fixed lights except they have a domed acrylic top that’s designed to provide a self-washing surface that lets in more light and holds up better in bad weather.
Venting skylights. Also known as “retractable skylights” and “operable skylights,” venting skylights can be opened, so they can be used to help with heating, cooling and air movement in the home. Sensors and remote control systems with thermostats can be integrated into the skylight system for easy operation and access.
Depending on why you want a new skylight, any one of these may meet your needs, and we can help you find the right window for your home.
Our Skylight Installation Services
If you’re considering getting skylights for your home, call us. We have nearly 30 years of experience installing windows in Milwaukee homes and homes throughout the area.
Call us today at (414) 840-5211 for your free estimate or fill out our contact form.