Any winter is hard on those who live in colder parts of the country, but this past winter has perhaps been the most difficult in living memory. Stuck inside for months at a time, unable to visit friends and family or even enjoy a nice dinner out at a restaurant, it’s no wonder so many people are having a hard time staying positive.
While you may not have much control over outside circumstances, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to make your living space more comfortable in the meantime. And a skylight may be one of the easiest and most affordable ways of doing so.
1. Increased Access to Natural Light is Healthy
Over the past year, most of us have spent far more time cooped up in our homes than we would ever have wanted to, and this has had a measurable impact on our health and mental wellbeing.
While the anxiety and lack of exercise many people have been struggling with can’t be solved through a skylight alone, there is plenty of scientific evidence showing Vitamin D deficiencies caused by decreased exposure to natural light can exacerbate mental health problems.
For this reason, skylights aren’t just an ornament: by giving you more access to sunshine they can lighten your mood as well as your home.
2. Skylights Add Value to Your Home
When making significant changes to your home, you don’t just want to think about the immediate payoff in terms of comfort or convenience, but also the long-term impact such changes will have on the value of your property as a whole.
One of the great things about skylights is that everyone tends to like them, and all other things being equal, a house with skylights will sell for more than a house without them.
Not every style of roof supports large skylights, however, so be sure to get in touch with a Pickering roofer that also offers skylight installation in order to determine whether skylights are a good choice for your home.
3. Skylights Can Be Multi-Purpose
The main benefit of skylights, is of course, their ability to increase the amount of natural light in your home. But depending on what style of skylight you have installed, they may serve other functions as well — ventilation, for example.
Vented skylights can be opened to increase airflow into your house. This counteracts the main downside of skylights, which is that they can cause rooms to grow uncomfortably warm on hot summer days. With a vented skylight, you can enjoy the sunshine while also catching a fresh breeze.
It can be hard to stay positive when you’re stuck inside and the end of the pandemic is still months away. Making skylight installation a priority this spring, however, is an easy way to get access to more natural light, improve the value of your home, and get some fresh air flowing to stuffy rooms.
Call your local Pickering roofers today to book a consultation and find out whether skylights are a good solution for you!