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Just can’t get enough sunshine? If you’re like us, you’re probably soaking up every ounce of sunlight you can get this summer, but if you don’t have a skylight in your home, you’re seriously missing out on some glorious rays.

Before making any home renovation, it’s important to lay out the pros and cons, and REI Roofing is here to do just that! We’ve compiled a list of all the reasons to add a skylight to your home, along with some points to consider before investing in this home upgrade.

If you are in the Holbrook, MA, area and are interested in installing a skylight, contact REI Roofing to learn more about the process and get a free estimate!

The Pros

Increased Natural Light

Letting some extra natural light in should be a no-brainer! It opens up the space and makes any room feel more welcoming. If your room feels cramped, a skylight will let in that natural light that will automatically make the space appear larger. Plus, more natural light means less artificial light, which may help you cut down on energy costs!

Solar Power

Adding a skylight to your home provides you with free energy! In the winter, extra sunlight coming through means more warmth (at no cost!). In the summer, the skylight provides some increased ventilation to keep the air flowing. Since heat rises, it makes it easy to release the air up and out of the house.

Mood Booster

More sunlight = better mental health. Installing a skylight is a surefire way to boost your mood through exposure to natural light. According to the Mayo Clinic, it can actually help fight the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and general low mood. Installing a skylight now means you’ll be prepared once the dreaded Massachusetts winter returns.

Boost Your Home’s Value

Adding a skylight to your home can actually be an investment! It is a unique touch that can add curb appeal and value to your home. If and when the time comes to sell, this is an instant selling point for interested buyers.

The Cons

Cost

Getting a skylight installed in your home can be costly. Since it is typically viewed as a luxury renovation, some find it hard to justify the price. It also may come with maintenance and repair expenses down the line, so it’s important to do your research ahead of time.

If you are thinking about adding a skylight to your home but are worried about the cost, contact us for a free estimate! We will walk you through every step of the process so you’re never left with costs that you didn’t plan for.

Energy & Moisture Leaks

Skylights can actually cause energy leaks–which is when heat and light are released instead of being properly dispersed throughout your home. If there is a storm, there is also a risk that moisture might leak into your home. This is especially common if the skylight is installed cheaply or incorrectly, which is why it is so important to choose a contractor that you can trust.

Sun Damage

While increased sunlight comes with a slew of benefits, there is one disadvantage to think about: sunlight cast through the skylight can lead to discoloration and fading in the long run. If you’re thinking about installing a skylight, be mindful of any furniture or carpeting that may be exposed to extra light and thus at risk of damage in the future. The plus side is that this can be avoided with certain types of filtered glass, so talk to your contractor ahead of time.

Get a New Skylight with REI Roofing!

If you live in or around Holbrook, MA, rely on us to provide that new addition your home needs!
At REI Roofing, we use only the highest quality products and materials to install our skylights. When you choose us, you are truly choosing the best.

Contact us today to get started!