Explore the Benefits of Solar Tube and Skylight Installation in Your Roof
The benefits of skylights and solar tubes go far above that of the conventional and move into health and beauty.
Of course, the first convention is most obvious – ventilation, more access to natural light, adds value to your home, and skylights can add a unique decor to your roof.
However, many people don’t know of other reasons you might want to use skylights or sun tunnels and tubular skylights in your home and business. There is a great degree of health benefits from receiving regular doses of sunlight and fresh air.
For instance, it is said that having an insufficient amount of sunlight is linked directly to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). People suffering from SAD may have less energy, bigger appetite, and depression. Shockingly, 20% of America suffers from SAD.
The biggest benefit you receive from installation skylights in your home is the healthy natural light that comes directly into your room. No longer do your rooms have to be dark! It is a proven fact that people that have dark areas of the home tend to avoid those areas. Why not use your whole home? Lighting plays a huge role in the feel and livability of a room, by adding a little bit of light you can change the whole dynamic of an area. For too long skylights were considered a luxury item, but this is fading away. When you understand all the benefits associated with skylights and solar tubes in your home, you start to realize the cost is justifiable because of the returns you receive immediately!
Traditional Flat Glass Skylights
The residential skylight has several features that have contributed to their widespread popularity. Such features include UV deflection and protection, elimination of direct sunlight and hot spots, and distribution of natural light. The distribution of natural light by residential skylight has been shown by researchers to increase concentration and productivity, aid the healing process, and raise people’s spirits, which is especially important to families and people who work from home.
Rooms filled with natural light and fresh air are invariably more beautiful, spacious and uplifting to your spirits. Daylight is the essential element that transforms conventional rooms into splendid spaces that add value and quality to your home and your life.
Accompanied by its financial benefits and aesthetic qualities, the residential skylight is undoubtedly a worthwhile addition to your home.
Tubular Skylights, Solar Tubes, and Sun Tunnels
Although they may go by many names, they all have the same function – a tubular skylight is simply a tubular device that provides natural day lighting. They capture daylight from the rooftop and carries the light through a tubular shaft and delivers light into the home.
There are many benefits of solar tubes and tubular lighting. Tubular skylights provide an economical and efficient way to achieve natural lighting to any area of the home. With its engineered assembly from the roof to the ceiling, solar tube lighting can make an impact on lighting for any home. Additionally, tubular skylights typically provide less heat than electric lighting.
This is why you should choose a tubular skylight that has superior visible light transmittance along with selecting a skylight based on its thermal values. Installing skylights is a good investment since its benefits will make up for the cost in two years, or less.
Artificial lighting is one of the main reasons for high energy consumption for commercial and industrial usages. On average, artificial lighting accounts for 40% of a building’s total energy usage. The energy savings achieved from reducing dependency on electric lighting and switching to solar tubes and skylights far exceeds any heat gain or heat loss in the vast majority of applications.
We offer skylights that have a 100% haze factor that provide diffused lighting with no glare. High levels of visible light transmittance are maintained, but that light is spread evenly throughout the space.
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