Studies prove that increased natural light and fresh air exposure can have positive benefits on our physical and mental health. One way to accomplish this, even if you’re stuck inside all day, is with the addition of skylights.
Before deciding on a skylight, consult a professional to assess the impact on your home’s energy efficiency. Additional sunlight can help heat a space faster which may or may not be a welcome side effect.
If you are already working on your roof, now is the ideal time to consider adding a skylight – two birds, one stone. Typically, these projects are done in the spring, summer, and fall, depending on your location because good weather is preferable to be working on a roof.
Before you make the final decision, consider whether or not your placement will have any impact on privacy. If you have neighbors with a third floor, they may be able to see right down into your home.
Whether for privacy or energy-efficiency, remember if you do have a compromising skylight, you’ll want to invest in shades, in addition to the window itself, to give yourself versatility with the new window.
When you install energy-efficient VELUX skylights, you will also receive a Federal Tax Credit up to 26%!! Learn more about skylight tax credits.
As you can see above, there are lots of considerations to make before signing on the dotted line for new skylights. If you’d like to speak with a local window and skylight expert, visit your local Fairview Millwork and Kitchens.