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DIY & HOME OWNER TIPS

16
Nov

The Pros and Cons of Skylights

Everybody wants a little more sunshine in their life, which is why skylights have become so popular in modern homes. 

If you are considering installing a skylight, it's useful to weigh up the positives and negatives of installation before you go ahead....

The Pros:

Natural Light: Installing a skylight will bring a whole lot more light into your space which can have a range of benefits for yourself and your home. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it can have a great effect on your mood and get any indoor plants you have some much needed sun!

Cost Effective: More natural light also means less need for turning on electric lights so you’ll save money on your electricity bill and save energy. During the winter months, the skylight will bring extra warmth into your interior spaces, meaning you won't have to turn on the heater either.

Star Gazing: It’s not just the sun that a skylight can bring into your home either. You’ll be able to see all the constellations from the comfort of your own home… perfect for a cosy evening in!

Fresh Air: If you install a skylight that is able to open, you’ll be able to get fresh air in and contaminants out. As warm air rises to the ceiling, it will bring with it any dust, dirt or pollen that is inside your home, and replace them with fresh air from outside. 

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The Cons:

Tricky to clean: A smudge on any window can be annoying, but particularly when that window is out of reach! Depending on the height of your ceiling, skylights can be difficult to clean so you’ll have to get creative with your window washing. 

Sun Glare: While more sunlight can enhance your home, too much can be overkill. Be sure to work with your roofer to ensure your skylight is installed in an ideal position so that you can enjoy the perfect amount of sun through the whole year. 

Dodgy Installation: A bad installation job can significantly damage your roof, and leave your home open to heat and moisture leaks. To make sure your skylight is installed properly by people who know exactly what they are doing, talk to our team at Roo Roofing. You’ll get the expert work at great prices.

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