We all have areas in our homes that don’t get any natural light, and the rooms that are lucky enough to have good lighting in the morning lose that light as the day goes on. There’s a beautiful and straightforward solution, and it’s custom made skylights.
When skylights are custom made for your home, you can choose the look, size, and position. We will create the skylight to suit your individual needs as a homeowner perfectly.
Benefits Of Skylights
One of the most significant benefits of skylights is the natural light it will bring in. This natural light will outperform any light coming from a window because it will be balanced and consistent throughout the day. Skylights are the best way to get natural light in the shadier areas of your home.
Some health benefits come with a skylight too. The more sunlight you get, the more vitamin D you get. You might not need much more sunlight in Florida, but installing custom skylights are an excellent option for people who work from home or are at home most of the day.
Skylights will also help you save money on your energy bill. You won’t have to turn the lights on in the middle of the day anymore. Additionally, you can rely on your new custom made skylights to bring in a constant and steady stream of light. You won’t have to use electrical lighting until the sun goes down.
Finally, a skylight can increase the value of your home. For all the reasons we’ve listed above, custom-made skylights are a huge selling point when it’s time to sell your home. It adds to the home’s overall aesthetic, making your space feel larger and more open.
Cons Of Installing A Skylight
If an inexperienced contractor improperly installs your skylight or the skylight isn’t of good quality, fixing this mistake could become very costly. Water could come through your roof and damage your home.
An inexperienced installer can also make an error when choosing a spot to install your custom-made skylights. A professional will know the most optimal place to put your skylight for best use. These problems can also arise if you attempt to DIY your skylight. It’s also important to follow proper roof maintenance once a professional installs it.
How Is A Skylight Different From A Window?
You could add more windows to your home if you want more natural light, but then you’ll lose wall space. Even if you add more windows, the light still won’t be constant or balanced throughout the day. You’ll always be dependent on where the sun is. Plus, with every window you install, you lose a little bit of privacy. Someone would need to be in a helicopter to see you through a skylight.
Custom made skylights are almost always tinted because the direct sunlight will become harmful to your family over a long period of time. The tinting also prevents the room from becoming too bright. Sunlight is great, but you don’t need to be baking in the sun while you’re sitting on your couch.
The most important difference is that skylights are more durable than windows. Since it is part of the roof, debris can fall on top of it. Skylights are reinforced so they don’t shatter. They are made out of either tempered glass or laminated glass.
Tempered glass will shatter if it breaks, but the pieces will be smooth and won’t injure anyone. If the laminated glass breaks, it will remain attached to the laminated surface instead of falling apart.
Custom Made Skylights In South Florida
Custom made skylights can add value to any home. It doesn’t matter if you’re selling the house or if you plan on living in it for a long time. Skylights can improve the quality of light and your quality of life. Don’t forget about a lower electric bill! When you’re ready to install a skylight, call us at 954-426-8500 to schedule an appointment.
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