Benefits of Skylights and Roof Windows

The main reason to add a skylight is to let in natural light and fresh air to your home.

Benefits of Skylights and Roof Windows

The main reason to add a skylight to your home is to let in natural light. This can reduce your reliance on artificial lighting options, which could lead to lower power bills. Perhaps more importantly, natural light can also have beneficial effects on mood, which means that adding a skylight or roof window could improve the quality of life of people living in your home. Studies show that people who work in rooms with windows get more sleep at night and have better sleep quality. Natural light has a different balance of colors compared to most artificial light sources, which can affect sleep and circadian rhythms.

If you choose a skylight that can be opened, you also get the benefits associated with letting fresh air into your home. Good ventilation is important for reducing mold and mildew growth and can help to get rid of bad smells.

Skylights and Roof Windows: The Velux Advantage

Some people worry that adding a skylight to their home will introduce noise, drafts, or unwanted light into their home. Fortunately, these concerns need not become actual problems. By choosing a VELUX skylight professionally installed by three-star specialist James Russell Roofing with noise-reducing glazing and installing a well-fitting blind, you can ensure your home remains quiet, calm, and dark when you need to get some sleep.

For more than 60 years, VELUX has been the market leader in skylight and roof window manufacturing. To maintain the brand’s strong reputation for high-quality products, VELUX has invested heavily in energy-efficient technologies and innovative designs to create a range of skylights and accessories that can suit any home. VELUX skylights are designed to be easy to install, open and maintain so you can get the maximum possible enjoyment out of your investment.

VELUX Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylight

One of the smartest skylights in the VELUX range is the solar-powered Fresh Air Skylight, which features a solar panel that captures daylight and uses it to charge the battery-powered system that controls the window. The battery is highly efficient, which means it needs only a modest amount of sunlight to recharge, and it is fully concealed to avoid spoiling the neat appearance of your skylight or roof window. When it rains, this battery powers a mechanism that automatically closes the unit, protecting your home and its contents from water damage.

Velux fresh air skylight by james Russell Roofing in Memphis TN

The VELUX Fresh Air Skylight is made with noise-insulating glazing, which reduces outside noise by up to 25 percent more than standard double-pane glass and up to 50 percent more than a plastic skylight. This skylight also features VELUX’s Neat glass coating, which is designed to resist dirt and smudges to leave skylights looking cleaner for longer.

Of course, VELUX skylights are also designed with safety and durability in mind. Skylights feature laminated glass in accordance with the State of Tennessee building codes. VELUX skylights can also come with flashing kits. These keep water out of your home without relying on sealants, which can break down over the years. VELUX flashing systems are available for virtually all types of roofs so you can be sure of getting a weathertight fit for your skylight. A Velux skylight installed by three start specialist James Russell Roofing with the Velux flashing kit has a ten-year warranty, the longest in the industry.

Must Have Accessories

Installing a skylight is a fantastic design decision, but don’t forget that you will need some accessories to make the most of your investment. In particular, you will probably want to install a VELUX blind to screen sunlight during times when you require a shady environment, such as when you want to take a nap or sleep in. Many VELUX blinds available today are electrically powered, which means you don’t have to get up to open and close them. Some even draw their power from solar panels, saving you money on your electricity bills. Manual blinds are also available if you prefer to control your sunshades by hand.

Other accessories you might like to consider include systems for opening and closing the skylight, which can be extremely helpful if your skylight is located somewhere that is difficult to reach. Take a look at the full range of VELUX accessories to see how you can make your skylight smarter, more secure, and more practical than ever.

Sun Tunnel® Natural Light

Light up that dark spot that just never seems to have enough light. Hallways, bathrooms, and closets just seem to always need more light. Use the Velux sun tunnel to light up that unwelcome are of your house. Using a Velux sun tunnel and the attractive ceiling diffuser that blends in and is unnoticed will spread a soft and restful light throughout the room. Velux has a flexible tunnel making installation easier or the reflective rigid tunnel that provides the brightest light. James Russell Roofing recommends the rigid sun tunnel due to the extra light provided to the room. The rigid can’t be used in every situation due to the non-flexible pipe so keep in mind you need close to a direct line straight down from the roof to the room you are trying to get light into.

James Russell Roofing installs Sun tunnell for Natural Light

All Velux skylights and roof windows installed with the Velux flashing kit and installed by a Three-Star Specialist carries a ten-year warranty.  Always consult your Three Star Specialist for

Skylights and Roof Windows: Is A Skylight Right For You?

To find out more about skylights and roof windows, contact your local representative at James Russell Roofing in Brighton, Germantown, Bartlett or the Memphis areas of Tennessee or VELUX today. You can get information that helps you decide whether a skylight is the right choice for your home.