With summer well underway, comes the desire to enjoy the good weather and longer days. Thankfully, you don’t just have to go outside to enjoy the sun. With skylights, your home can be opened up to bring in more natural light. This has several benefits to both your own comfort and the value of your living spaces. At Attic Group, we are experts in skylight installation across hallways, kitchens, bathrooms, and other living areas. Here are some of the best reasons why you should consider skylights for your home.
They Improve Ventilation
Roof windows provide ventilation for hot air around the ceiling, cooling your home in the process. This is particularly useful for moisture-heavy spaces in your home such as the bathroom where humidity levels are high. Installing roof windows in kitchens is also a great way to release strong cooking odours and excess heat.
They Help Improve Moods
By allowing more natural light indoors, skylights can help improve your general mood, especially if you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is caused by a lack of sunlight exposure, affecting your body clock and serotonin levels. This leads to increased fatigue and feelings of irritability. Having a skylight that is strategically placed in bedrooms or your home office can provide you with enough natural sunlight to improve your sleeping patterns and mood; Like regular windows, many of them can also be covered with blinds to help manage the light levels.
They Increase The Value Of Your Home
Installing skylights in your home is a great way to improve the value of your home. This is linked to the fact that they are one of the only renovation options which change the interior and exterior design of your home. Moreover, If you’re looking to create an attic living space, the increase in natural light will also make rooms feel larger and more open. A skylight is an attractive architectural feature that makes properties a more appealing offer to potential buyers.
Types of Skylights
Skylights can come in all shapes and sizes, each with its own specialities and extra benefits to its design. At Attic Group, our range includes:
- Fixed Skylights – These are perfect for making rooms feel larger with views of daylight and the sky.
- Electric Opening Skylights – These are cost-efficient and comfortable ways to provide free light and fresh air. They are usually solar-powered with a panel to recharge a hidden battery.
- Manually Opening Skylights – Offer free daylight and ventilation to your living spaces with the addition of pre-installed insect screens that keep away pests during summer.
- Roof Windows – The perfect addition when there’s no space to add regular windows, they can transform your attic spaces into living areas filled with natural light and fresh air. The Vent Flap allows for continuous ventilation, even during rainy weather.
Professional Attic Group Installation
Attic Group is home to a team of experts that can both supply and install skylights from leading brands such as VELUX and FAKRO. We’ll start with a no-obligation consultation to determine what best suits your property and ensure you get the best natural light and ventilation. Depending on the construction needed for the light shaft, the installation will take between 1-3 days. Once the skylight is in place and the frame is complete, our plasterers will create a perfect finish.
If you’re looking to make the most of the good weather, view our full range of skylights and accessories and get a free quote today!