Whether you’ve been hit by the economy or not, times may be hard. You may have lost your job, got a cut in salary or have any other number of problems. All of these can force you to cut back and may make it tough to consider home improvements. However, it is always an excellent time to improve the value of your home, even though properties everywhere are seeing a decrease in value. However, over time, your home will increase the value if you choose to use roof lights and skylights.
Save Money, Improve Home’s Value
The installation of a skylight can up your home’s value by up to 10 percent. When you decide to sell your home, people are going to come in and look around. What they will see is more natural lighting, brighter homes, and shinier appliances. This, in turn, will interest people and make them want your home above others in the area or price range. Plus, you may be able to ask a higher price for the house because of the added improvements you’ve done.
However, it’s also important to note that roof lights can help you save money. Because more of the sun’s rays are coming into the house, you won’t need to turn on as many lights and may require less electricity to heat the home. During the summer months, however, it can slightly raise utility bills, especially if you use the air conditioner. However, if you choose to cool the house with windows, you’ll have more to open, in most cases.
Where To Go
Now that you’ve decided a skylight is right for you, make sure you choose an installer that is ISO-9001 approved. You should also request three references from previous customers and get everything in writing (written contract).
If you are considering buying skylights, get them fitted by the licensed and insured team at Diamond Skylights. Call (03) 9455 0544 for a quote.