If you’re in need of some more natural light in your home, you may have thought about installing skylights. There’s certainly a reason why skylights are becoming one of the most popular options in Australia to brighten homes whatever their style or design.
Here are just 6 reasons why you should consider installing skylights in your home:
1. Energy Efficiency
Reduce your energy bills and do your bit for helping the environment – what could be better? Skylights are an incredibly energy efficient option when it comes to adding light in your home.
Skylights reduce the need for electric lights – often able to light up rooms where you previously haven’t had windows or have had to use artificial lighting. Skylights can bring in daylight to all sorts of rooms, reducing energy consumption and electricity costs by using natural solar energy.
Perhaps you live close to a busy road and would prefer to maintain your privacy from the frequent foot traffic. By installing skylights in your roof, you can enjoy all the benefits of letting in natural light without worrying about having people seeing into your home.
If your property is overlooked by others, you can choose to install blinds on your skylights to provide the optimum privacy for you and your family.
In a similar way, skylights are great for people who want security yet still want natural light as well as ventilation. You can keep skylights open far more easily than normal windows, especially if the front of your house faces a busy road or you have windows at street level.
Skylights are a secure option and you can opt for lockable features for added protection. You can choose to have either manually operated or remote controlled skylights depending on your budget.
4. Double Glazing
If you decide to install skylights, opt for double glazing options to give you the ultimate comfort. You’ll not only enjoy less build up of condensation and better preservation of heat in Winter, but you’ll notice a reduction in noise from outside meaning you can enjoy peace and quiet.
Double glazing skylights can help to reduce both your lighting and heating costs in one go!
5. UV Blocking
When you’re letting in additional light to your home, you may be concerned about UV rays damaging soft furnishings and your skin or eyes. Don’t worry – skylights are available with tinted UV blocking glass which means you can enjoy all of their benefits without any of the downsides of UV rays.
UV blocking is also helpful in preventing glare from the sun so it can be a great option if you’re considering installing skylights in an office environment where you need to ensure productivity can remain high throughout the day.
6. Optimise Every Room In Your Home
Skylights really do help to open up previously dingy or unused areas of your home where you haven’t had enough light before. Try out a tubular design to help bring in light even if you don’t have enough space for a large skylight – it can totally change the feel of a space and it’s an ideal option for small areas such as bathrooms.
In these small spaces, skylights can also help with ventilation and you’ll avoid small stuffy rooms and instead create a space where everyone wants to be!
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help to introduce more natural light in your home.