What makes a house a home? It’s your family and the time you spend making memories together there. But what makes a house have that distinctly “homey” feel? For most of us, it’s the things we have in our home and the presence of natural light.
It turns out that natural light does more than just make our homes feel welcoming. It actually makes us healthier, too. Read on to learn how adding a skylight to your home can add more natural light to your daily life and have added benefits you may not have even thought of.
Your home’s atmosphere
Most homeowners have a finite amount of natural light to work with in their residence. You can only have so many windows and in many cases, it’s not practical to add more or increase the size of your existing windows. However, one practical way to add natural light to almost any home is by adding a skylight.
Skylights contribute additional natural light to your living environment that makes an immediate and noticeable difference in your daily life. Natural light improves mood and enhances the natural beauty of your home’s colors, textures, and architectural details. It creates a welcoming atmosphere that makes family and friends want to sit down and stay awhile.
Your family’s health and happiness
If you’re interested in adding a skylight to your home, you probably knew that it would add more light to your indoor spaces. But did you realize that the addition of light could actually contribute to your family’s health and happiness? It’s true. Natural light has been shown to increase focus, reduce blood pressure, and reduce stress and anxiety.
Natural light has also been shown to increase happiness by encouraging our brain to produce endorphins as well as serotonin, a hormone that is known as “the happy chemical.” Serotonin can improve mood by alleviating pain, making us feel happy and well-rested. And who couldn’t use a little more of that around the house?
Your energy bills
Finally, there’s always the bottom line to consider. While it won’t make the most drastic impact on your overall finances, adding a skylight to your home leads to reduced energy consumption which can result in lower utility bills. The sunlight contributing natural warmth to the home leads to less heating costs, some estimate the savings could be as much as 10%.
That’s not to mention that adding a skylight that adds more natural light to your home can also increase its overall value.
While skylights have the benefit of adding more light to your home, that additional light is only the beginning of the benefits. Are you ready to add more natural light to your interior with a skylight? Get in touch with the experts at Royalty Roofing today.