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5 Benefits of Adding Skylights to Your Home

Discover how they can enhance the beauty and energy efficiency of your space. 

Ever thought about adding skylights to your home? There are plenty of reasons to seriously consider taking the plunge. Not only do they improve the look and feel of your space, but they also boost energy efficiency. These are our top 5 reasons to add high-quality Velux® skylights to your home: 

One of the benefits of adding skylights to your home is more natural light indoors.

Photo credit: Velux USA | Electric “Fresh Air” Skylight

1. More natural light

Natural sunlight lifts your mood, gives you a boost of vitamin D, helps you sleep, and illuminates a space in a way that artificial lights just can't replicate. Strategically placed skylights in your home will invite an abundance of natural light to fill your home throughout the day. 

2. Fewer light bulbs

In addition to more natural light, you'll find yourself reaching for the light switch less often once you've added skylights to your home. When you are changing light bulbs less often, you'll use less power – and save on your electric bill. 

Photo credit: Velux USA | Sun Tunnel Skylight

3. Perfect even for two-story homes

If you think that skylights are only for ranch-style homes or second-floor use only, think again. If you have a two-story home, you can get the same benefits of adding skylights – and sun tunnels make it possible. These uniquely-designed windows use a series of mirrors to deliver sunlight through a tube from your roof to the darkest corners of a first-floor space. They're perfect for closets or hallways.

4. Minimal heat transfer

If you're concerned about heat transfer, you'll be impressed by the technology in today's skylights. Low-E coating, low-conductivity frames, and double-paned glass work wonders to keep the UV penetration and weather conditions out, no matter the temperature. 

5. Incredible ventilation

Some skylights allow you to open them to vent air in and out, allowing plenty of fresh airflow into your home. Velux “Fresh Air” skylights are also available with electric-opening options at the touch of a button! That means more energy savings – and fresh air – for you.

To find out more about the benefits of adding skylights to your home, contact our window remodeling experts online or visit our Waunakee showroom today. 

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