Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Are Skylights Right for Your Home? Here Are Some Pros and Cons:

Are Skylights Right for Your Home? Here Are Some Pros and Cons:Skylights are a luxurious option when it comes to home renovation and remodeling. But is it the choice for you?  Let's look at some of the pro's and con's, shall we? Skylights enhance the beauty of the design of a house .Natural light is allowed to enter into a room from above They give modern look to the room, but the heat and light skylights provide can also become a problem.

Pros:
1. Skylights allow more natural light. A skylight increases beauty of a home adding to its value.
2. Skylights can give a natural view of clouds, or you can have a view of a clear, starry night sky. The view can be wide or small according to the size of the skylight.  Skylights allow you to experience the novelty of the outdoor world from indoors.
3. Because skylights add more light, you reduce the amount of electricity you are using to light your room. 

Cons:
A major disadvantage is, it can also increase a home’s power use. During summer, solar heat enters through the skylight, so you have to readjust the air conditioner’s thermostat which can, increase power bills. During winter, you may have to use more heating devices due to deposition of snow and ice, or just the chilled temperatures through the glass.  If you are in a more moderate climate, however, this may not be an issue at all. 
Cleaning and dusting of high skylights can be done some dusters with extended handles, but sometimes, use of ladder is necessary. Many skylights are not covered so they get dusty easily.

All in all, the skylight is a beautiful addition to most homes, it just depends on where you want to draw the line of convenience and affordability. At Unique Home Building, we are happy to help you determine exactly what's best for you and your home. Contact us today!

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