Sunlight offers many benefits for your family. Flooding a room with natural light can immediately lighten up the mood of the space and enhance the interior design elements. Not only does natural light increase productivity and well-being but also reduces your dependency on artificial lighting. This means less energy consumption during the daytime and lower utility bills every month.
Adding more natural light can be simple. To ensure a healthy dose of sunlight indoors this fall, here are a few ways to do that:
Redesign Your Exterior
The south side of your home is exposed to the sun all day. Consider switching to larger windows on this side of your home to get more light indoors. You may want to work with a remodeler to ensure your project follows the local building codes. You can also consider upgrading to French or sliding patio doors with more glass area to let in more natural light. With the right design, the rooms in this part of your home can enjoy a constant flow of daylight from your windows and doors.
Consider Skylights and Sun Tubes
Skylights can brighten up almost any dark room in your home. They’re one of the best ways to introduce more natural light indoors, but installing one will require an experienced professional. You’ll need to determine the best placement of your skylight based on both the room as well as the roofing structure. Most well-built roofs can have at least one skylight installed depending on their design. Make sure to consider where the sun shines the most on your roof to avoid overheating a room during the daytime.
Consider installing a tubular skylight if you’re planning to add more sunlight in smaller spaces such as the bathroom. Also known as sun tubes or tunnels, they can easily capture natural light for areas that are too small for traditional skylights. Proper planning and design must also be done to ensure a successful installation while avoiding leaks and drafts.
As a locally trusted window and roofing replacement contractor, D&M Roofing gets the job done with your best interests in mind. Call us today at (330) 852-3800, or fill out our convenient online contact form for a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Canton and Akron, OH, and the surrounding communities in Stark and Summit counties.