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The Benefits of Installing A Skylight

A welcome addition to any home are improvements that allow in more natural light. An easy way to accomplish this is by having a professional installation of a skylight. A skylight is simply a window installed in a roof or a ceiling which allows natural light within a space. If you are currently considering a skylight installation, we advise you to consider the following benefits:

Benefits of a Skylight

Redicing Artificial Lighting

The main reasons why this fixture is so popular in areas that get a lot of rain; is because a skylight can turn a drab and dreary, rainy, Boise day inside into a time with a lot of enjoyable and refreshing light.

Electricity Savings

Utilizing natural “free” light means using less electricity and therefore can help to keep your electric bill down.

Solar Heating

You can purchase skylights with a high Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) if you want to benefit from the solar heat allowed to pass through. This is especially nice in colder climates and can help cut down on your home heating bills.

Mood Improvement

For those who suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) the health benefits of natural light are welcomed to help them feel happier during the cold winter days when they’re cooped up inside.


Those who have skylights report that their home feels more relaxing since it is not artificially lit. Additionally, there are even videos across the internet titled, “Rain on Skylight” in which the ambient noise of rain falling on the skylight is considered peaceful.

If you are interested in having a professional skylight installation, they can typically be completed within one day depending on the type of skylight. Once installed, you will need to check annually to make sure that there are no leaks. You may need to add extra caulking around it on occasion. If you install a new roof on your home and have an existing skylight you may also want to consider replacing they skylight. Bearing these things in mind, the small amount of upkeep is worth the benefits you’ll enjoy for many years to come.

If you would like a free quote to have a skylight installed, contact Rooftops Energy Solutions today!