Skylights are an attractive add-on for your roofing system, but contrary to what you might believe, they’re not just for looks. These are functional structures that can increase your home’s energy efficiency and even make your home a more comfortable place to live in.
In this post, Jam Roofing discusses how installing a skylight can benefit your home.
Installing skylights helps balance the light in your room and can reduce glare coming from the windows. On top of that, it helps transform roofs into more “open” spaces due to daylighting. Skylights are particularly useful for rooms that require daylighting but can’t have windows, such as an inner bathroom or an attic.
With so many homes now built increasingly close to one another, taking advantage of natural light is often more difficult to do. Balancing your lighting needs and privacy can be easier said than done.
Our roofing company recommends the skylight as the surefire solution to private lighting–ensuring your rooms have enough sunlight without compromising privacy. The aforementioned inner bathroom as well as master bedrooms benefit greatly from this add-on.
Finally, think of the skylights less as an aesthetic roof add-on and more of a passive air conditioner. Skylights have a chimney or exhaust effect that draws warm air upwards, keeping the cool air inside. Keep in mind while they can’t really replace your air conditioning system, skylights can reduce your dependency on them and help you save money on your electrical bills.
Determining where your new skylights should be installed is important. When you work with a roofing contractor like us, we’ll take into account everything from your house’s design to the local climate when installing skylights. We’ll get it right the first time.
Call us today at (541) 644-8111 to learn more about our services. We are a local roofing company serving homeowners in Medford and Grants Pass, OR, as well as other parts of Oregon.