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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Installing a Skylight

There are several things to consider if you’re wondering about putting a skylight in your home, whether your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom or somewhere else in your home. It’s important to weigh the pros and cons, and why hiring a quality contractor is necessary.

Benefits of a Skylight

There are several benefits to installing a skylight in your home.

Beautiful Lighting

A skylight provides bright lighting in a room very easily, and can eliminate shadowy corners. It’s also a beautiful and unique way to view the sky. At many times of the day, it provides indirect sunlight and solar heat in the winter. A shade can be installed for the summer when you need to keep cool air inside.

Fresh Air

Many modern skylights are vented, bringing in fresh air when the vents are open. This can help air flow in your home and keep you cool in warm months.

Increased Home Value

Skylights come in a number of lovely styles that fit your home’s design, and can add to the resale value of your home. It’s an aesthetic change that can tempt many potential home buyers.

Drawbacks of a Skylight

There are some things to consider when deciding whether this is the right choice for you.

Costly Investment

Skylights are expensive and not something you want to take lightly. You want to be careful about who you hire to install a skylight because a badly done job can cost you a significant amount in the future. Fixed skylights are less expensive than vented ones, but any skylight may come with maintenance.

Dangers of Leaks and Drafts

A badly installed skylight could lead to interior water damage and loss of heat from leaks in the flashing and area around the skylight. This could increase energy bills and cost you many repairs and damage restoration.

This is why you want to work with a professional technician team for your skylight. Contact Rogue Valley Roofing today to see how we can help.