When the sun is out, it's normal to expect people to spend time outdoors, like at beaches, on trails, or in parks, to soak up some sunshine. Did you know that you can bring some of that sun into your house? Recent studies have discovered a number of surprising benefits of “daylighting” or letting the sun shine indoors.
Solar tubes, also known as tubular skylights, are cylinders installed on your roof to collect sunlight and deliver it to the rooms below. There are awesome benefits to using tubular skylights, and here are great reasons why you should have a top-notch roofing contractor like D&D install these in your home.
Cut electricity and power bills
Daylighting reduces your electricity use, because it relies on sunlight, not electricity, to light up your living spaces. Artificial or electric lighting, on the other hand, consumes billions of kilowatt-hours (kWH) per year.
Utilizing daylight as an alternative source for your lighting will make your house more energy-efficient and environment-friendly. Because electrical lighting produces a lot of heat, daylighting will also save you money on your air conditioning bills. Your roofing contractor can install solar tubes on your house to offer a natural, sustainable alternative to traditional electric lighting with no harmful emissions to humans and the planet.
Daylighting also makes your home more attractive to potential buyers if you plan to sell your property in the future.
Build a more appealing, stunning atmosphere
Professional interior designers know that lighting can make or break the look of your living space. If you have a reputable contractor install solar tubes on your roof, you get to harness natural light to brighten up the house and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in every corner.
Tubular skylights are easy to install
Your roofing contractor follows a quick and simple procedure for solar tube installation in your house, and the products themselves are inconspicuous and will go well with your living space's design. Accessories like light kits and dimmer switches for controlling tubular skylights are also available.
Tubular skylights are low maintenance
Once installed, you don't have to worry about tubular skylights getting damaged by the elements. These are coated with waterproof modified acrylic to keep them safe from ultraviolet radiation, humidity, and insects.
Improved health and well-being
Scientific research shows how natural sunlight improves our health. Ample amounts of sunlight decrease eyestrain when you are working on a computer or reading, and efficiently stimulates your circadian system for better sleep. Other studies claim that individuals who are often exposed to sunlight have a higher sense of well-being and tend to be positive thinkers.
Sunlight stimulates your mind, helps you focus, and boosts your alertness and concentration. According to a study conducted by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, daylight can boost your memory and mental functions by a maximum of 25%. They conducted one of their experiments on students, and they found the students to perform approximately 20% better in their tests when staying in a well-sunlit room for a year.
D&D Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. is a premier roofing contractor that specializes in all types of roofing maintenance and installation. Our expert crew will be with you every step of the way, whether you need leaks and gaps fixed, missing tiles replaced, or your building's appearance spruced up. Get in touch with us today, and we'll give you a free estimate.