Skylight Installation: Not Just for Looks

Skylights are an attractive add-on to the roof, but their function isn’t just for looks. These are functional additions that can increase your home’s energy efficiency and make it a more comfortable place in which to live.

Skylight Installation: Not Just for Looks

In this post, Rapid Roofing discusses the other benefits of skylight installation.


Your new skylights help balance the light in your room, reducing glare from the windows and helping transform rooms into more spacious areas. Skylights also help with daylighting – especially in rooms that can’t fit windows, such as attics. Increased daylight has a positive effect on people, such as increasing mood and establishing a comfortable and well-lit atmosphere.

Increased Ventilation

You can think of your new skylights as a “passive air conditioner”, thanks to the chimney or exhaust effect they have. Warm air is drawn upwards through the skylight, keeping things cool where it’s installed. 

While it can’t replace your air conditioning during the summer months, your new skylights effectively cut your cooling costs, which means more savings for you. This is just one of the reasons we recommend new skylights on your next residential roof replacement project.

Private Lighting

With many homes being built so close to one another, daylighting your home is becoming increasingly difficult. Homeowners now have to balance natural lighting with privacy, which is easier on paper than in execution.
With skylights, you increase daylight in your home without compromising privacy. This benefit is one of the reasons skylights are popular for bathrooms, where your privacy is of utmost importance. 

These are just some of the benefits of installing skylights on your home. These roof add-ons add life to small spaces, make them appear bigger and can help you reduce the amount you spend on your heating and cooling bills. At Rapid Roofing, we offer skylights as part of our residential roofing services.

Call us today at (734) 234-5900 to learn more about our services. We offer skylight installation in Ann Arbor, MI.