Everyone loves skylights. Right? They bring so much light into a room and turn your kitchen into a bright and sunny room. Having extra light brighten even the darkest days of winter. But skylights have a dark side, too. If you're not aware of incorporating these velux skylights into your home, you can end up with high energy bills, rooms that are unusable at certain times of the year, or expensive repairs due to moisture problems.
Of course, the main benefit of having a skylight in your home is the natural light that you get from them. This is especially for winter because that's when we have less exposure to the natural light for which our bodies crave. Nobody likes being holed up in a dark, dim, artificially lit cavern on those overcast winter days when the Sunsets shortly after it rises.
A well-placed Velux skylight in your house can create the difference between feeling ok about yourself on those dark days. For those who suffer from the seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and can't spend time outdoors, being in well-lit spaces can make all the difference.
If you live in a cold climate, you can also get some solar heat from a skylight. To do so, you will need to make sure that you get some good quality Velux sunlights with as high as solar heat gain coefficient as you can.