Natural light has a lot of great benefits including improved productivity and mood. Sunlight can also bring out the beauty of your interior. Skylights are an excellent way to add more natural light to your home, but are they right for you? In this blog post, Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal, one of the top roofing contractors in our local area, discusses the pros and cons of installing skylights.
You can think of skylights as windows that are set into the roof of a building. They are typically made of polycarbonate, glass or acrylic. Skylights have three main components: the frame, glazing and flashing. The frame is installed on the roof and it is surrounded by flashing in order to prevent water infiltration. The glazing refers to the clear window glass of the skylight. Skylights shouldn’t exceed 15% of the square footage of the room that it is illuminating.
Skylights Pros and Cons
Skylights can make a room look more appealing because they provide a beautiful view of the sky. They also allow you to enjoy all the great benefits of natural light. Exposure to sunlight can make you feel better and make you more productive and creative. The glazing on skylights usually have low-emissivity coatings, so you don’t have to worry about excess solar heat. As an expert in skylight installation and gutter replacement, we can also offer skylights that can be shaded.
Skylights can also be opened in order to provide natural ventilation to the room. Skylights have many great benefits but they are more costly and more difficult to install when compared to other daylighting options. That’s why you should look for an experienced and reputable skylight installer if you plan on adding this feature to you home.
Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal is the leading choice for new gutters and skylights in our local area. We can also help you with all of your roofing needs. Our company has decades of experience and we are known for our professionalism and first-class workmanship. We serve many areas including Colby and Hays, KS. Call us at (785) 628-3614 if you are near Hays and at (785) 462-6642 if you are near Colby to learn more about our services and products.