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We get it: As a builder, architect or remodeler, you’ve already got a lot to deal with in every new project you tackle. Why add skylights to the mix?

Perhaps instead, you should be asking, “Why not?” Skylights create numerous benefits for your customers – and these are just four of the many reasons to consider adding a skylight to your next project.

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1. Skylights Let in More Daylight and Fresh Air

Skylights allow homeowners and other building occupants to take full advantage of two of nature’s nicest perks: daylight and fresh air. Additionally, when installed with light controls like blinds, they can help improve indoor environmental quality all hours of the day.

What’s more, venting skylights contribute to greater thermal comfort and ventilation, improving indoor air quality by removing excess heat, moisture, odors, and other indoor pollutants. Venting skylights can even reduce the need for air-conditioning throughout the year – saving homeowners money on their utility bills.

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2. They’re Easy to Install

Certain skylights can be installed in less than two hours, and many more models take just half a day to install, from initial cut to finished product.

That means you only need to invest a few extra hours of your time to help customers achieve their natural light and ventilation goals – while boosting your bottom line in the process.

3. They’re a Great Upsell During a Remodel

Many homebuyers who purchase properties that already have skylights end up with the old, plastic bubble skylights that are a far cry from high-performance modern skylights.

Instead of closing in the existing skylights, replace them with a sleek new model. Skylight replacement is simple, fast, and financially feasible for most customers, and by adding this service to your bag of tricks, you create the opportunity to upsell – during both new builds and remodels.

4. Skylights are Environmentally Friendly

Sustainable living not only is trendy; it’s also good for Mother Earth.

Sustainable buildings contribute to the greater goal of fighting climate change, and many homeowners want to do their part by reducing their carbon footprint. Being able to offer home solutions that are environmentally friendly will lower your customer’s cooling and heating bills down the road while helping the planet as a whole.

High quality, energy-efficient skylights are an important part of constructing today’s green homes and buildings. And the effect that natural light has on us all – physically, emotionally, and psychologically – is well documented.

In other words, the profound impact of the benefits of natural light can positively affect our environment for future generations. And, as a skylight installer, you get to be on the front lines of energy-efficiency and sustainable living, helping create a better and brighter future.

By: Kat Wiseman

Member of the WDMA PR Committee
Content writer for VELUX America

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