Here at Red Dog’s, we know roofing. As a matter of fact, we’re the folks to call for roofing repairs, maintenance, and installations if you live here in Massachusetts. We deal with all sorts of roofing components while we’re up on your abode: chimneys, vents, gutters, you name it. And, of course, we can handle waterproof skylight installations.
If you’re considering installing skylights, you may be weighing the pros versus the cons — at the end of the day, there’s really only one drawback to installing skylights: their cost. You’re likely asking yourself, “Is it worth my money to put in a few skylights in my home?”
Well, we’re here today to help you settle the debate. Here are a few of the many benefits of building skylights into your home:
Boost Home Value
First thing’s first, installing skylights improves the value of your home. So, if you’re on the fence about the cost of installing new skylights, consider this: You may recoup much the value of those skylights when you opt to sell the home. And in the meantime, you can enjoy the beauty and natural light of your new skylights for the duration of your ownership.
Reduce Lighting Costs
With skylights, you won’t have to flip on the lights every time you enter a room. While you’ll still have to turn on the lights come nighttime, during the day (when you’re probably using your lights the most), you won’t have to reach for the switch. While that won’t be major savings, it could shave off a few dollars from your electricity bill each month.
Improving Quality of Life
Skylights are good for mental health! That may sound like a strange fact, but it’s true. Since skylights bring natural sunlight into your home, they aid in reducing seasonal affective disorder. That’s good news when the temperatures get colder and the sun spends less time in our winter skies. Installing a few skylights throughout your home may improve your mood and health, especially when days are shorter!
New Designs & Design Improvements
Nowadays, there are so many skylights to choose from. Gone are the days where the only skylights you could buy are rectangular. You can find skylights that are all sorts of shapes. You can also find skylights with UV protection, and skylights that can be opened to allow for airflow (which is great in summer). You can also install skylights that have shades, so that you can control just how much light your rooms are receiving. There are also tubular skylights, which look and act like recessed lighting (or can lights). These days, if you can dream it, it can be done.
Many homeowners are careful not to install skylights because they are notoriously responsible for leaks. However, modern skylights have advanced to a point where leaks are few and far between. So long as your skylights are installed properly, and your flashing and roofing are properly built to keep water skating off of your roof, you can rest assured that your skylights won’t leak. Just be sure to get regular roofing maintenance, and have your roofer inspect the integrity of the flashing and roofing that surround your skylights.
Count on Red Dog’s Roofing
If you’re having skylights installed, you can count on our team to ensure that your home is protected with the flashing and roofing necessary to keep the weather out, while light pours in. As we mentioned, we provide roofing installation, repair, and maintenance services, and we’d be happy to help you with roofing after your upcoming skylight installation. Get in touch with us today if you’d like to learn more about our roofing services.