Sunlight in your home makes a huge difference. A well lit home lifts your mood. The trick, however, is how you get that light in. Skylights give you light—and control.
Skylights Have A Reputation
If you think a skylight means a yellowing plastic bubble on the roof, you haven’t seen a skylight lately. Old skylights had problems.
“cracked, leaking, ugly—a lot of the old ones have mold and mildew growing on them,” says Dan Marshall from Innovative Skylights. “They look kind of gross.”
So, why would people still install a skylight?
”It brightens up the house,” says Rick, a homeowner updating his Skylight. “And, who doesn’t like the sun.”
While they brought in extra light, an old skylight had problems. They were cold in the winter, hot in the Summer. Worst of all, they were prone to leaks. But, that was then.
Skylights Today: light and control
“If you use modern technology you don’t have old fashioned problems,” says Dan Marshall. “Flashing is key, it’s huge, and when done professionally and correctly, you don’t have problems.”
When proper installation meets the latest technology, a skylight gives more light while reducing heat in the house. That’s because skylights today come with double-paned glass and available remote control shades.
“Typically it’s a 5 to 10 degree drop in a room,” adds Dan Marshall. “When you add the blind, the solar light filter, you’ve cut another thirty to thirty two percent… that’s huge.”
A modern skylight’s energy saving gives you a warm feeling… but not too warm.
“We’re really looking forward to enjoying it,” says Rick. “And seeing how nice it’s going to be when our electric bills are a lot lower.”
Learn more about how a skylight can brighten up any day, when they are installed by the HomeShow Pro Tom Tynan trusts: Innovative Skylights.