If you’ve recently started looking into green living, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, South Point Roofing & Construction, a roof installation company and a Certified Green Professional™, highlights how a skylight installation is a great way to start your green living journey.
The Perks of Skylights
Skylights can have a huge impact on your home’s curb appeal due to their visually interesting style and location. Of course, you’ll need to let a professional evaluate the condition of your roof first to determine whether a skylight installation is feasible. Once your roof has been deemed suitable for skylights, the installation process can begin and you can be on your way to a greener lifestyle.
How Skylights Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly
Skylights promote a reduced reliance on artificial lighting. It’s important to note that lightbulbs can take centuries to break down in landfills. When you utilize skylights instead of artificial sources of light, you’re reducing your household’s carbon footprint. That’s one less light bulb ending up in the landfill. To maximize the benefits of your skylights, have them installed where you’d usually rely on a light bulb. Good locations for a skylight might be in the attic, basement, hallways or even bathrooms, provided that privacy is not compromised.
A skylight can also be used as a means of passive heating. Since you’ll be using less electricity, your energy bills won’t be in danger of skyrocketing (unless you own and regularly operate other energy-guzzling appliances). You can also have special window treatments installed if you want to be able to control the amount of natural light that a skylight lets in. Of course, skylights are susceptible to hail damage and the like, but not more than any other part of the roof.
Skylights need to be installed properly in optimal locations so you can maximize their benefits. South Point Roofing & Construction is a trusted skylight installer in the area. Call us today at (803) 648-9399 to schedule an appointment.