Installing skylights may seem like a good idea; and for many homeowners, it is. These aesthetically-pleasing window in a roof have a number of benefits and can really add to the ambiance of your living space. However, they are not without their drawbacks so it is important that homeowners be fully-informed before making the decision add a skylight to their house.
This is the subject of an informative blog article by Shannon Dauphin Lee entitled Lovely Skylights: Good Idea or Money Pit? In this article, journalist Dauphin Lee talks about one of her favorite vacation spots and the “magical” skylight in the bedroom of the cabin where they stay. However, when she mentioned the skylight to a friend of hers, he told her that skylights were expensive and not a sound investment. So she did some research.
In her article, she lists a variety of pros and cons of skylights.
Dauphin Lee concludes by saying that “for those who love a good view and have no light pollution, gazing through a skylight is hard to beat.” However, she does warn that skylights have the potential to cost you money in the form of higher utility bills and maintenance. Of course, it is important to keep in mind that today’s skylights are better than ever. You can learn more by reading the full article here.
If, after reading the article, you decide that skylights are a good idea for your Chicagoland home, you can contact Baltic Home Improvements, a leading area skylight contractor, for a free estimate of your skylight installation job. Our experienced team of professionals will work with you to ensure that the job is done to your satisfaction. That is just one of the many reasons we have received accolades from both the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List. Contact us today to learn more.
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