5 Reasons To Install A Skylight In Your Bathroom

Posted on: 23 March 2016

If you are thinking of remodeling your bathroom, one great feature to consider is a skylight. The installation of a skylight can provide many benefits. Here are a few reasons to install a skylight in your bathroom:

A skylight offers great natural lighting.

Often, makeup may appear differently depending on the lighting around you. The truest, most accurate light is natural sunlight.

Thus, a skylight in your bathroom can help you avoid undesirable surprises later in the day. Blush or eye makeup that you thought was perfectly applied may need to be adjusted because of the poor quality of the artificial lighting in your bathroom.

In addition, since it is easier to see in natural light, the tiny print of the instructions on the medications in your bathroom medicine cabinet may be easier to decipher.

The skylight can help you save money on energy costs.

It's only natural to turn on the light in a restroom before using it. However, with a skylight, there may be more than enough light in your bathroom without using electricity. Since the light from the skylight will last as long as the sun is up, it can almost eliminate the need for the daytime energy expenditures required to light that particular restroom.

A skylight is ecologically friendly.

A skylight uses one of the best sources of renewable energy. In fact, not only is solar energy renewable; it is unlimited. In addition, since sunlight does not damage the environment in any way, the skylight in your bathroom can actually lower the carbon footprint of your home.

A skylight can help you produce vitamin D.

Vitamin D can be manufactured by your body if you receive enough sunlight. Even if you spend most of your time indoors, a skylight can help ensure that you receive enough light to keep vitamin D levels adequate. Since the skylights will be installed in a bathroom, you can receive even more benefit because a portion of your time in the restroom may be used to get dressed in the morning. During this time, more of your skin is exposed to the sunlight than what would usually receive direct rays outside.

You can enjoy outdoor light while still maintaining your privacy.

Because a skylight is located on the roof, you don't have to worry about being seen by your neighbors through an open bathroom window. You can enjoy looking at the clouds and basking in the outdoor light without fearing that your privacy is being sacrificed.

If you would like to install a skylight as a part of your bathroom remodel, contact a roofer like those at McBrien Contracting.