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Skylights are a fantastic way to add value to your home and give you the chance to enjoy natural lighting and ventilation. They're able to help you save energy and money on heating and cooling while helping you build and maintain a healthier, cleaner home environment for your family. Because of the different styles of skylight, they can now fit in any and every room of the house!

Here's some of the ways you can lower your ecological footprint and gain sustainability points by adding a skylight to your home.

Avoiding mold and mildew

Over time, roofs can develop and hold moisture, resulting in a buildup of mold and mildew. This can lower your indoor air quality and present a health risk to those with allergies and asthma. To remove these fungi requires an expensive cleaning with harsh chemicals.

Skylights warm up the temperature of the roof and the space, reducing the moisture that mold needs to grow. By letting in light, skylights practically remove the opportunity for mold or moisture to build up.

Energy savings

The sun rays that make it through the skylight provide natural heat to the space. If the sun is shining, it doesn't matter how cold it is outside. The skylight will help you maintain a comfortable temperature and lower your need to run the HVAC system. We work hard so that you can save money on that pesky energy bill. We make sure to install them correctly the first time so there's no excess draft or heat complicating things.

Natural light

The most obvious benefit, skylights provide natural lighting.

While there are add-ons that can be purchased to help you control the natural lighting the skylight gives, where you choose to put the skylight makes a big difference, too. A north- or south-facing portion of the roof will provide consistent lighting throughout the day without heavy glare, and a south-facing install will be easiest to help control the temperature inside during the cold season. East- and west-facing skylights will provide excellent lighting, but have less positive impact on temperature control.

You're also able to choose the angle the skylight is installed at, which plays a huge part in controlling light and heat. The flatter the skylight lays, the more light and heat it will provide. The steeper the angle, the less effective it becomes.

And that's not all of it. Large skylights can be used as potential emergency exits or ventilation. You're improving your sustainability by reducing your usage of lightbulbs that ultimately end up in landfills. Natural lighting from skylights can decrease chances of depression and anxiety.

So call 1st Choice Roofing today to schedule your free estimate for a skylight installation!