Skylights get a bad rap. Maybe you’ve been to someone’s house and you see that trail of water stains from a bad seal. But that was then and this is now.
A properly installed skylight with the advances made in the manufacturing process and the materials used now ensure that only the sun comes inside your home.
We love skylights. They are one of the most appealing ways to bring comfort to a home by bringing the sun inside. Skylights are installed into a portion of the roof. They are mainly used to convey abundant daylight or top lighting, thus providing you with more of a connection to the outdoor environment. Certain styles can be opened and thus alow increased circulation of fresh air into your space. Many homes are desgined with dark stairwells, and this is often as prime location for letting in more light.
Then there’s the magical sun tunnel. We can work with you to have natural light enter into almost all rooms in oyur home. Check out our supplier Velux. Click here. We’re an authorized installer for Velux.
The benefits of using day lighting with skylights are numerous. Skylights are one of the most effective sources of daylight on a unit area basis. The concept is logical – more daylight mean using less hydro, which lowers financial and environmental costs. Recent studies conducted in the US also clearly state that daylight helps the physiological and psychological well being of a person. Any of us who lives with 10 days of clouds and snow knows what this is like.
If you want to read a technical report from the National Research Council, click here for a PDF.
According to the US Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program, savings from daylight can cut lighting energy use in some buildings by up to 50%. tis is important to consider when we are all trying to help the environment by reducing our carbon footprint.
At Kola Home Solutions, we have an incredible selection of skylights and sun tunnels. We would love to help you let the sun shine in.