A skylight is literally a window in the roof of your home or commercial building. They allow the warm, bright natural light into you space while cutting down the need for artificial light. Sky-Tech Sky-Lights in Edmonton shares 3 reasons to install skylights.
1. Improved Energy Efficiency
When properly selected and installed, an energy-efficient skylight can help minimize your heating, cooling and lighting costs. All that natural light coming in your home will cut down the amount of time you use electrical lighting. Not only does that reduce energy costs and consumption for you, it also decreases the demand for power and lessens your impact on the environment.
Sky-Tech Sky-Lights offer the Sky-Tech Thermal unit which is a true thermally broken skylight. They use only high quality acrylic or polycarbonate glazing which are thermally formed and provide better ratings against heat loss than standard uncoated glass. Double-glazed skylights will help reduce heat loss in winter and solar heat gain in summer, while triple-glazed skylights provide maximum insulation values that are approximately 45% better than double-glazed skylights.
2. Natural Light is Good for Your Health
There are many health benefits to being exposed to natural light. It reduces stress and anxiety, improves sleep quality, productivity and our general mood. A study done by Northwestern University Medicine showed that office workers who were exposed to natural sunlight in the workplace, by a skylight or other means, had longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more physical activity and a better quality of life compared to office workers with less light exposure in the workplace.
“There is increasing evidence that exposure to light, during the day –particularly in the morning — is beneficial to your health via its effects on mood, alertness and metabolism,” said senior study author Phyllis Zee, M.D., a Northwestern Medicine neurologist and sleep specialist. “Workers are a group at risk because they are typically indoors often without access to natural or even artificial bright light for the entire day. The study results confirm that light during the natural daylight hours has powerful effects on health.” – Source Northwestern University.
3. Skylights Allow More Privacy
New homes are being built closer and closer together and though you want more natural light, installing lots of windows on the side of your home will reduce your privacy. You don’t want your neighbours looking straight into your house! Installing skylights provide the balance of providing warm, natural light into those rooms without privacy being an issue. This is especially beneficial for rooms that require more privacy like bathrooms or bedrooms.
Edmonton Skylight Installation & Repair
Sky-Tech Sky-Lights offers skylight installation and repair for both residential and commercial sectors in Edmonton and surrounding areas. Visit their website for more information on their energy efficient skylights and installation process: Edmonton Skylights