Welcome More Sunlight into Your Home
Lush greenery contributes greatly to the beauty of our region. But it takes a lot of gray days to keep this region green. Bringing the sunlight inside makes the sunny days so much more special, which is one reason both roof and skylight installation go hand in hand.
Just one skylight can light up a room, adding an estimated 30% more natural light than windows alone. Even periods of low clouds and gray skies can’t fully dim the brightening effects of adding skylights to your home’s roof.
What Are the Benefits of Skylights?
In essence, skylights are windows installed in the roof of your home. As such, their benefits are a mix of the ones you’ll find with standard windows as well as assets all their own. Key benefits of skylight installation include:
- An increase in natural light, which not only reduces energy and electricity costs, but can also act as a mood booster.
- The all-season natural light, which can brighten up a home without having a strong effect on the internal temperature or climate.
- Stylish interior design quality, which can add to the ambiance of a room and increase the value of a home.
- Versatility, allowing them to be installed in rooms or parts of a home that won’t accommodate standard windows.
Common Features of Skylights
Skylights have come a long way in recent years and now offer a host of features that make them even more beneficial to the home and those who live in it. To counter the damaging effects of ultraviolet light from the sun, even the most basic skylights offer UV filtration and insulation.
To control the amount of natural light, you can choose a skylight that opens with vents that operate either electrically or with a hand crank. Adjustable mini-blinds help to minimize glare and allow you to control the amount of light that is let in. Some skylights even feature rain sensors that will automatically close them up when surprise showers occur.
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Even for the most experienced DIYer, setting up your own skylights can greatly reduce the lifespan of your roof and increase the chance of roof leaks. In addition, different kinds of roofing—from asphalt roofing to metal roofing and metal shingles—require special knowledge to seat and adjust your skylight just right.
Skylight installation is something that should be entrusted to professional roofers. Your roofing professional will even advise you about preparing your home for the installation process, offering thoughtful tips and pointers to make the job go as smoothly as possible. Professional skylight installation in Mills River gives you both a beautiful skylight to enjoy and peace of mind for years to come.
Certified roofers will take you through the process of enhancing your home with skylights, from choosing the right skylight and features to suit your home and your needs to ensuring your questions are answered, concerns are addressed and your skylight makes your home a lighter, brighter place to live.
Are you interested in VELUX skylights? Our network of installers install hundreds of VELUX products every year. Our installers work closely with VELUX representatives to provide quality products and leak-proof installations. For natural light or ventilation through the roof, get quotes and compare bids for skylight installation.
Features to consider:
Weathertight Flashings are essential for ensuring the integrity of every skylight.
Comfort glazing allows you comfort on hot summer days and on cold winter nights.
Control of skylights and blinds is available through manual telescopic rods and electric RF remote controlled systems.
Skylight Installation Specialists
Our network of contractors will identify the key components necessary for virtually any successful daylighting project. You can be sure of a quality installation job as well as expert advice on the placement and type of skylights that will allow the maximum amount of daylight.
Skylights and Roof Windows
For rooms where natural light and fresh air are desirable, VELUX offers a wide assortment of skylights and roof windows to meet any need regardless of the roof material, roof pitch, construction method or ceiling type. Ask your contractors about the options available.
VELUX Sun Tunnel Skylights
For those applications where natural light is desirable, but a view to the outside is unnecessary, VELUX offers the SUN TUNNEL skylight. This product, available in flexible or rigid models, can bring natural light into places that were previously impossible to reach.
Interior Light Control
A huge assortment of blinds and shades are available to diffuse, adjust or block out the light in your room. Blinds will also save you money on your energy bill. Our contractor network is experienced with light control options.