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To Add A Skylight or To Not Add A Skylight …

There are many people who consider adding skylights to their home when building or renovating. This article will touch base on the pros and cons of adding a skylight to your home.

Skylights are a great way to brighten up a room or space with natural daylight and to make your space look bigger. This is extremely helpful when you want to cut down on turning on the lighting in your home, as skylights if placed in appropriate locations of your home can have you utilizing the natural light for your every day use. Along with this benefit, skylights allow you to bring in the natural beauty of the outdoors, sunlight during the day and stars at night.

Although the pros of adding a skylight to your home above seem great you will want to not the cons of skylights. Skylights over time can have a tendency to leak. Unfortunately because of this they can leak precious heat and energy, especially if installed incorrectly. Another con is that on cloudy days you can experience more heat loss than gain. Sun glare on furniture and carpet can also fade out because the sun from skylights can be intense. You will want to keep this in mind when considering where your skylight will be installed.

The installation and upkeep for skylights can also be quite expensive ranging from $200 to $3,000 just for the product and installation depending upon which type of skylight you choose. Add this to any necessary maintenance and repairs unforeseen and skylights can be costly.

After weighing the pros and cons here and you are still adamant about installing a skylight in your home be sure to contact a reputable window company, consider a remote skylight for easy opening and closing capabilities, and always be sure it is installed correctly so you can avoid unnecessary repairs and maintenance down the road.


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