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Skylight Advantages in Baton Rouge

Posted by Robbie Chatelain on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 @ 09:25 AM

baton rouge skylightThere is definitely something to be said for looking up at the stars as you lay down to sleep each night.  There is something refreshing about the light from the warm sun waking you.  While these are great experiences, there is also something to be said about sleeping in your own bed and being in the comfort of your home instead of outside.  Fortunately there’s a way to mix the best of both worlds.  Skylights. 

What exactly is a skylight?  Well, a skylight allows natural light to enter any home or commercial building and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  Depending on the amount of light you desire, lenses can be installed in clear, white or bronze.  This is a great combination of openness within your home while offering protection from the weather.

There are several benefits to adding a skylight, or skylights, to your Baton Rouge home.  Some are beneficial to the house itself, while it opens up other benefits for you and your family.  Let’s take a look at some of these advantages:

  • Reduced energy consumption:  You can decrease the amount of artificial light in your home due to the enhanced natural light now available.  Savings could be as high as 10%.

  • Increased aesthetic value:  When incorporated correctly, leveraging natural light within your home is ideal.  There is no better way to improve colors, space definition and design inside your home than with natural light.

  • Reduced mold and mildew:  Bathrooms and other damp areas in the home can lead to the development of mold and mildew.  These can be major health concerns for your family.  The natural sunlight provided by a skylight can reduce the growth of mold in your home. 

These are some great reasons to consider for what skylights can add to your home or office, but what can they do directly for you?

  • Combats poor lighting:  Poor lighting causes headaches and eye fatigue, with constant and sufficient light available, these problems go away.

  • Enhanced vitamin D exposure:  Sunlight also provides some direct health benefits.  Soaking up vitamin D through your skin can help prevent different diseases and conditions.

So there are just a few reasons for you and your home why a skylight could be a welcomed addition to your home.  When it comes to anything for your roof in Baton Rouge, there is one name to remember, Cribbs.  Cribbs Incorporated has been caring for roofs and homes in the Capitol area for over 50 years.  For more information about skylights, click here.

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