The Pros and Cons of Adding a Skylight

If you have been considering having a skylight installed in your home, there are a number of factors you will want to take into consideration. The type of skylight, the size of the skylight and, of course, its location are all important decisions that must be made. Of course, as with most things, skylights come with advantages and disadvantages. Alyssa Davis of Roofer911 addresses this in her article Pros and Cons of Skylights.

Among the pros, Davis lists:

  • They add light to rooms where they are installed.
  • They can change the feel of a room.
  • They come with a number of different styles and accessories.
  • They provide the advantage of natural solar light.
  • They can increase the resale value of your home.

And for the cons, Davis mentions:

  • If installed improperly, the skylight can leak when it rains.
  • They tend to let a lot of heat into your home in the summer months.
  • They can let in a lot of cold, drafty air in the winter months.

Some of these disadvantages can be mitigated by purchasing skylights with built-in shades and by placing the skylights so that they face toward the west. You can learn more by reading the full article here.

If you decide that skylights are right for you, you will want to be sure to entrust the installation job to reputable roofers with skylight installation experience. Homeowners in the southwestern Chicago suburbs can trust Baltic Home Improvements. With more than a decade of proven experience, our staff of roofing specialists can provide leak-proof installation of the skylight of your choosing. Contact us today to learn more and to get a free estimate for your skylight installation job.

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