If you’ve spent any time on our website, then it should be crystal clear that we’re excited about anything to do with skylight windows. We think they are a great addition to any home or business and can really brighten up any space. But there’s more to skylights than just looks. Installing skylight windows in your Glenview home or business comes with a whole host of benefits. Curious as to what they might be? Read on to find out!
Why Install Skylight Windows?
Glenview enjoys sunny days for more than half the year. It’s one of the many reasons that people love living and working there. But for the most part, people spend the majority of their time inside, away from the beautiful sunlight. If you’re going to spend that much time indoors, why not make the most of it, and let in the light? Installing skylight windows are a great way to let natural sunlight into any home or business.
Skylights Reduce Your Energy Consumption
It’s a common myth that more windows mean hotter rooms in the summer and colder spaces in the winter. This couldn’t be less true! Windows are designed to help circulate or trap air in your living and working spaces. That means opening them for a cross draft in summer and closing them in winter. Installing skylights in your home or business means more opportunities to naturally adjust the temperature in your building. You’ll spend less money on your heating and cooling bills.
Similarly, you’ll see a drop in your electricity bills. We subconsciously flip lights on in any room we step into, even if it is brilliantly sunny outside. Take advantage of those sunny daylight hours and keep the light switch flipped off. You’ll fill your spaces with beautiful naturally sunlight, and you’ll use less energy keeping your lightbulbs running.
You’ll Live A Healthier Life
It seems like we’re always being bombarded with promises of quick fixes for our health, be they miracle diets or hard-to-swallow pills in the literal and figurative sense. But installing skylight windows in your building really can make a positive impact in your life.
Sunlight is a natural way to prevent vitamin D and B1 deficiencies, which can lead to diseases like rickets and beriberi. Plus, we fit our skylights with films that filter out the harmful UV light of the sun, so you can enjoy the light without the negative effects.
Numerous studies have also shown the calming psychological effect looking out a window can have on an individual. These studies report that even spending a few minutes a day looking out a window at a natural space, like a backyard garden, a nearby stream, or a copse of trees, can have an immediate calming effect, and can help to alleviate feelings of depression and isolation. Who knew that windows could be so good for your health?
The benefits of having skylight windows in your Glenview home or business don’t end with just these. There are many more, and we’re excited to share them with you in part two! Check back soon to learn about more benefits of having skylights, and until then, contact our specialists for a free installation estimate. Brighten your day and your life with skylight windows from Sparkle Skylights!