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Midwest Roofing provides roofing repair and installation services at the Lake of the Ozarks, Jefferson City, and Columbia areas. Our blog contains posts rich with tips and tricks on maintaining and protecting your home or commercial building.

Benefit from a Skylight in Your Home

The arrival of spring onsets many home improvement projects and ideas as we crawl out of the indoor isolation of cold and winter. If you are looking to brighten up your home with more natural light, installing a skylight can help. A skylight addition is a great way to let in outside light through your roof to the interior of your home. Here are three benefits of adding a skylight of adding a skylight to your home.

octagonal skylight window and web-like muntins with partly cloudy skies

  1. Add More Natural Light: Natural light is important for mental and physical health. Adding more sunlight to your home is like medicine for your soul. People who don't get enough natural light can struggle with depression and other mental health disorders. Especially if you suffer from seasonal affective disorder, a skylight may be one thing that can help.

    Adding a skylight is an effective, direct way to get more light in your home. Installing additional windows to your exterior walls helps too, although they don't get as many hours of direct sunlight than a skylight does.
  2. Energy Efficiency: Since skylights add more natural light to your home, they help cut down on energy costs. They reduce the need for artificial, electricity-powered lights during the day. Also, the sunlight that comes through on cooler days or a colder season can help naturally heat up your home.
  3. Increases Home Value: People find skylights to add an extra, positive aesthetic appeal to a home. Lots of natural light tends to be a big selling point for most. Finally, the bonus functions of light and energy efficiencies are more attractive for potential future homebuyers. With a new skylight, you will enjoy the extra light and cost savings for your home when you live there, and you will reap the benefits when you sell it, so a skylight is a worthwhile investment. 

This kind of project can be a tall task. We can help you with all your roofing needs, including new skylight installation or repair for a leaking one. For more information, contact us today.

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