Constructing A New Building? Don’t Forget To Add Skylights October 10, 2018 August 17, 2022 Clifton Burroughs

There a lot of things to consider when you decide to construct a new building and it can be easy to forget that there are things you could add on that would make your building even more valuable. One of those things are skylights which previously has been seen more as a luxurious thing to have is now viewed by many as an essential asset. This is because it can benefit the people who occupy the building and also is seen as energy efficient concept. As such building regulatory bodies are now encouraging it. So next time you are building something new ask the architects to install skylights and reap the rewards of having it.

ClimateIn countries like United Kingdom or in Scandinavia there long periods during the year where natural sunlight is bleak. It is usually overcast, cloudy and raining during the autumn and winter periods and it can get quite extreme. These skylights bring in and contain as much sunlight into the building as possible. The natural light will help people in building to be more proactive and more efficient as we are naturally more active during the day time. The more overcast and cloudy it becomes we tend to be less active and efficient.

Installation If your architects have doubts about installing a skylights then you should know that it is actually much easier to install now that it was in the past. These skylights in the past tend to have scratches and were much harder to clean. With new technology in play these skylights have high durability and an increased amount of insulation.

Increase productivityIt is proven that the more light you have in a building the more the people are going be proactive and efficient. You can see a parallel example of this with day light saving concept. The times are turned one hour ahead and back to ensure that we get as much day light as possible. This means that people are going to stay out longer or work longer because we are used to resting when it gets dark. If you are constructing a building for business purposes then this an additional advantage to keep your employees happy and proactive. These velux fixed skylight if installed properly can provide over 10% more natural light that a regular window.

Energy EfficientYou can get a lot natural light into your building and also keep that energy for a long period of time. This cuts down the need for you to have lights on for a long time during the day which can save you from using too much power. Architects can build your skylights to get the optimum use out of the natural light.

More and more building are adapting to these new skylight windows because they see the benefits of it. You need make sure that your architect takes this into consideration when making the blue prints for your building.