• David Jesser

Are Skylights a Good Fit for Your Home?

Skylights can make a great addition to your home if you're looking to invite more natural light into usually dark spaces. They are great for keeping power bills down because you’ll be less reliant on artificial sources of light, and they also look amazing. Easily bring a little bit of nature into your property with a quality fitting and you’ll be more than impressed.

A skylight is a window that is installed on your roof to allow natural light to shine through below. They can be made using a range of materials and designed to fit many different house types. Usually, the top glazing will be made of a clear or tinted acrylic, polycarbonate or glass. Flat roof skylights are available as fixed, manual or electric opening models. When thinking about installing a skylight, it’s important to consider whether you have a flat or sloping roof. Why? Because this will impact both the design and installation process.

If you want a beautiful, natural light to shine throughout your home, then a skylight may be the perfect fit for you. Homeowners will enjoy greater illumination throughout dark spaces that can otherwise be costly to light. In fact, a skylight can admit more than three times as much light as a vertical window of the same size. Not only that, but they provide an even distribution which improves visual comfort levels.

There’s also good news when it comes to energy usage, as skylights don’t require power to run, meaning you can switch off more often and save money on running costs. This makes them a particularly attractive option for anyone who lives in a large house and wants to reduce their spending.

As with any project, the cost of installing a skylight will come down to factors such as the size, scale and difficulty of the task at hand. A professional team will need to assess your roof, order supplies and then undertake the actual build itself. There’s also the issue of whether or not your roof is curved or flat, which will impact the quote provided and the cost of any work that needs to be done.

Viking Gutters & Roofing can help with the installation of skylights that will make a real difference to your home. Not only do they look amazing, but they’ll also help to reduce your power usage and save money. For further information about skylight installation, and to arrange for a quote, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team.


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