Pros and Cons of Installing Skylights

Skylights undoubtedly enhance the beauty of your home. It is a great option to be installed in restaurants, corporate buildings, and schools. Skylights are a source of great benefits -providing natural light and many more. But if not properly placed and installed, all its benefits will be a lost cause. So if you are unsure about having skylight roofing at your place, we bring you all its pros and cons so you decide for yourself.

Pros:

Immense Natural Light

A skylight is a window set in the roof at the same angle as the ceiling. This window’s purpose is not to provide a view, but to allow natural sunlight to shine into the room. The large glass windows and roof bring in ample natural light inside your home. Aside from the positive environmental impact that comes with using less electricity, the use of skylights has the potential to even reduce electric bills.

Adds Space

Similar to adding mirrors on the walls, skylights can make a room more spacious. They increase the amount of natural light in a room, which makes even the smallest room look bigger. Plus, you can get a view of the night sky or nature during the day.

Well-Ventilated Areas

Skylight windows can open to let in the fresh air. This helps with cross ventilation in stuffy rooms, freshens up the air, and cools down your living spaces without turning on the air conditioner.

Aesthetic Look

Skylights have flexibility and range of design options, which can vary in location, size, shape, and angle so that they take advantage of local conditions. They come with the bonus effect of creating dramatic lighting and a sense of upward ascension that can still inspire designers today.

Cons:

Unnecessary Heat & Light

There might be times when you wouldn’t want your room to be lit even in the day. At such a point, the skylight might distress you and you’ll end up getting frustrated with it. So it would be better to avoid installing a skylight in your bedroom or anywhere else where you might need dark in the day. Lounge, corridors, kitchen are better places to go with skylight windows.

Wrongly Installed

If your skylight contractor is not as good as he says, or you go for cheap quality products, then you’ll end up facing the consequences. You might lose heat through the skylight if it’s not properly installed or done with poor-quality equipment. Or the placement of the skylight brings in too much light or too much heat during the day. To avoid all these, hire a professional skylight manufacturing and installation company who listens to your ideas, give you honest and expert consultation and install high-quality glass skylight roofing,

Difficult to Clean

Skylights can be tricky to clean. If you’re in the habit of spring cleaning and like to embark on the annual ritual of washing all your windows, you’ll probably find cleaning your skylights to be difficult, if not downright unsafe.

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