Let There Be Light: The Benefits of Adding a Skylight!
By Your Fiderio Expert Apr 1, 2016
Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is a beneficial element for homeowners and there are several home remodeling projects available that can provide this to you. However, if you are looking for a project that can make your home unique and let the natural light shine in, skylights are the answer. So, what does boosting your home’s energy efficiency do for you?
Quality energy efficient skylights play a huge role in building green homes with reduced lighting and energy costs for the homeowner. You can also save money by utilizing venting skylights, which helps to save money on air conditioning and the use of fans during the warmer seasons.
Automated ventilation skylight technology is used to provide an interior bathed in light as well as fresh air. A centrally located skylight with venting modules can use the stack effect to ventilate exhaust air out while pulling new, fresh air in. As a result the building no longer depends on mechanic ventilators or air conditioning. Instead it breathes all by itself.
Adding Natural Light to Your Home
Let the beauty of the outdoors inside like a creative painting that shines through the room. Natural light is relaxing and exciting all at once and can open the interior of your home. Skylights allow you to enjoy the rays of the sun throughout the day and the design of the stars throughout the night.
Opening a Small Room
A smaller room with insignificant lighting can feel like your trapped in a restricted space. A properly lit room with natural lighting, will bounce off the walls and open up the room, making it seem visually larger. Another way to enhance the natural light from your new skylight is to add mirrors to the wall. This will help to reflect the natural light and create the impression of a wider, larger space.
It’s common to want natural lighting in a space like the bathroom without having to add windows, which can compromise personal privacy. Good news is that skylights provide light from above so you are able to enjoy the light of the sun while keeping the room comfortable and private.
Several Design Options Available
Skylights are a beautiful addition that offers a unique and interesting appeal. As you consult with your home remodeling contractor, ask what options are available to give you the best look for your home. Here are two qualities you should look for in a skylight design.
Slim and Strong
Two important qualities are needed to create a successful skylight design: The profile should be slim for maximum light transmission, and at the same time strong enough to support the pane in all weather conditions. A skylight that can meet both those conditions with a strong profile system offers strength and beauty while saving you money in the process.
Location, location, location! Another designing element to consider is the location of your skylights. You can have several skylights all around your home. But if you want a unique and creative approach try some of these location options:
- Right above your kitchen island
- Skylight above the shower
- Small skylight openings leading through the hallways
- Blocking skylight up the staircase
Fiderio & Sons | VELUX Skylights
Natural lighting is the best for illumination of your home as well as health benefits. A skylight or Skytube™ from Velux and installed by Fiderio & Sons can bring sunlight into your home to brighten your day. Let Fiderio & Sons help turn the hopes and dreams you have for your home into a beautiful reality.