A trend that is coming back around again with full force is Skylights. If you are looking for a way to add style and value to you new home than this may be the way to go. At Integrity New Homes – Central Coast we have partnered up with Velux to provide you with a multitude of options when looking for skylights to enhance your home.  These days we have evolved the skylight from our basic fixed sun tunnels, panels, and wind-open windows, to innovative new designs that can include electric, solar powered and smart indoor climate control features.

Skylights come with a multitude of benefits, as well as increasing the value of your property through enhanced interior and exterior aesthetics, it can also assist in reducing your power bill through providing natural light, warmth and in some designs even ventilation to your home. The right skylight can help the environment by reducing your dependence on electricity. Unlike electricity, skylights give you access to natural sunlight and don’t require energy to run. The additional vitamin D that you can receive inside your home can have the potential to play a huge factor in your physical and mental health and last but not least, these lovely windows to the sky can bring in light while still maintaining privacy.

It is important when choosing a sky light to consider several factors that will influence how it effects your home. If placed incorrectly you may find that it becomes more of a disadvantage than a benefit. Though a skylight can be a life saver in some spaces, it can also lead to potential problems related to bringing too much light and heat into your space. Make sure you keep this in mind when it comes time to decide on placement, size, direction, climate control, and how you use the space. North facing skylights will give rooms a sun-kissed look, but they can also heat those rooms during the summer. East and western facing skylights will let the light in as the sun rises or sets, and south facing skylights add cooler, more diffused lighting to rooms since the sun does not shine directly into them. A poorly planned skylight can wreak havoc on your energy bills, but with some thought into the positioning and design of your skylights, you can save money on heating and cooling costs.

Speak to you builder about the best way to add skylights to your new home. At Integrity New Homes – Central Coast, we bring you the world’s best providers of high quality, fire safe and hail tested skylights with Velux. For more information get in touch.