Seeing the sun shining through your windows and throughout the home does more than merely brighten the place. Natural light makes space appear bigger, and it creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Maximizing exposure to daylight can even benefit our health and our energy efficiency. Read on to learn more about the benefits that natural light brings to your home.
Keeps Your Home Comfortable Year-Round
The sun is a natural heat source which means it can be used to create a more consistent temperature inside any time of year. Whether it’s summer or winter, you can be strategic with your design by installing larger windows, back patio doors or a skylight to let in as much daylight inside to keep your home warm in the winter and cooler in summer.
It’s More Energy Efficient and Helps You Save Money
You can save on energy usage and your monthly energy bills by upgrading your windows, doors, and skylights. Newer models today maximize the amount of daylight filtering inside while providing superior insulating properties to reduce air leaks and heat transfer. Since natural light is much more sustainable for maintaining consistent temperatures, it benefits you, your wallet, and the environment.
Benefits Health and Wellbeing
Exposure to natural light not only benefits the home. It also benefits our physical and mental health too. Ever notice how much better you feel when you’re out in the sun or even lounging next to a sunny window? You can thank vitamin D for that which we naturally absorb from the sun. Not getting enough sunlight can cause a deficiency in vitamin D which promotes depression and anxiety. Since sunlight naturally stimulates many of our vital systems throughout the body, and since we tend to spend the majority of our time indoors, it’s important to consider how to maximize it at home. More exposure to sunlight has shown to improve our ability to focus better on tasks, increases productivity levels, balances out our circadian rhythm, and more.
If you’re planning a new home design with skylights included, or if you’re considering an upgrade for your current one that will keep your home airtight, our team at Roofmaster can help. Contact us today to learn more, or to get a quote!