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What Are the Benefits of Skylights?

Natural Light Resulting from Skylight Installation Improves Health and MoreBenefits of Bay Area Skylight Installations

While most people install skylights to improve lighting in  the home and add beauty to often used areas there are benefits beyond style and the function of providing needed light that make skylights an even better decision. Let’s explore some of the myriad benefits of skylights in the home.

1. More Vitamin D.

If you suffer from a Vitamin D deficiency, skylight installation may be just the cure you need. Per this article from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: “Most humans depend on sun exposure to satisfy their requirements for vitamin D. Solar ultraviolet B photons are absorbed by 7-dehydrocholesterol in the skin, leading to its transformation to previtamin D3, which is rapidly converted to vitamin D3. Season, latitude, time of day, skin pigmentation, aging, sunscreen use, and glass all influence the cutaneous production of vitamin D3.”

2. Enhanced mood.

Research has shown that access to natural sunlight boosts your mood, stimulates your immune system and helps to ward off depression. Per WebMD: “a sunny day may do more than just boost your mood — it may increase levels of a natural antidepressant in the brain. A new study shows that the brain produces more of the mood-lifting chemical serotonin on sunny days than on darker days. Researchers say the findings provide more evidence that lack of sunlight and reduced serotonin levels are important in the development of seasonal affective disorder (SAD).”

3. Lower energy bills.

Similar to solar energy roofing, the addition of skylights and more natural light to your home reduces your need for electricity, which lowers your energy bills.

4. Visual appeal.

Bay Area skylight installation improves your home’s ambiance, making colors brighter and highlighting key architectural details. You can customize skylights to complement the design of any space, from tastefully-decorated bedrooms to modern, edgy kitchens.

5. Less mold and mildew.

Bathrooms, basements and other damp areas in the home are prone to a buildup of mold and mildew. Bringing more natural light into the area with the help of a skylight reduces the ability of these disease-causing organisms to grow.

[Related: 3 Reasons to Consider Skylight Installation When Re-Roofing]

Ready to Pursue a Skylight Installation for Your Bay Area Home?

Call the Century Roof & Tile team today at (888) 233-7548 with your questions about skylights, roof and solar installations! We offer a range of top of the line products and outstanding installation and pricing to make your home more energy efficient, more comfortable, and more valuable.

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