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Adding Skylights to Your Home

Many new homes are being built with skylights. They are not only practical, but they can also add beauty to the overall look of your home. Few things can compare to having natural sunlight entering your home. Natural sunlight will help to regulate your body’s circadian rhythm, and this helps you to sleep better at night and will help to help avoid the winter blues. If you are building a new home or are remodeling your existing home, there are some other advantages to adding skylights to your home.

 

A skylight will help to maximize natural light in darker parts of your home. Instead of cutting down the big shade tree that is in front of your home, adding a skylight in your entryway can give you the opportunity to still enjoy some natural sunlight. A skylight can help to brighten almost any dark area of your home. This can also give you the advantage of making the area appear larger, as the natural light will make any area look spacious. It can give the room the illusion of space and depth.

 

Adding a skylight can also help to cut down on your electric bill. When you strategically place skylights, you can reduce or eliminate the need for electric lighting during the day. This can also add some heat to your home. Combined, this will cut down on the amount of electricity and heat you will need during the winter. You can possibly save up to 20% per year on your electrical bills.

 

Additionally, since you are saving electricity, you are also helping to preserve the environment. One of the latest trends in building is “green homes,” which are homes that are built with maximizing efficiency and preserving nature in mind. Most of these type of homes include skylights. Although a lot of the green technology is still kind of expensive, adding a skylight or two is relatively inexpensive, especially when you consider the cost savings that they will generate. This will also help to reduce your carbon footprint.

 

Skylights can also increase the overall value of your home. Most of the time, you will be able to get back any money you have invested into the skylights in the form of increased home value. Skylights have a modern appeal, both for energy efficiency and in the beauty that they add to your home. They can transform an average ordinary looking home into a beautiful home.

 

Here at Actsoftx.com, we would be honored to have the opportunity to put our 33+ years of experience to work for you. Installing skylights can turn your home into a showplace while still helping you to reduce your energy costs. As always, you are the most important part of our remodeling team.

 

Gary Harris


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