When you’re considering where to install skylights in your home, the garage may not be the most immediately obvious location. It’s common to think of skylights in other parts of the the home such as in a loft room, but your garage is a better place for skylights than you might think! In this article, we’re going to take a look at the big benefits that garage skylights can offer you and why you should consider them when it comes to your next skylight purchase.
Yes, not only can you have garage skylights, but they also come with a massive range of benefits that make them an ideal choice for home improvement.
You may be wondering why you would install skylights in your garage. Garages are renowned for being dark and dingy places, with the only light coming through the garage door or electric lights. Adding garage skylights will make your garage far more pleasant to be in, not to mention that it can help your home’s energy efficiency.
While you often think of skylights as being purely aesthetic, they have many more benefits than simply interior design.
In this section, we’ll have a closer look at some of the advantages that garage skylights can offer you and your home.
The most immediate advantage of a garage skylight is the extra light that a skylight can add to your garage. On sunny days, a skylight can add a massive amount of light to dark areas such as garages, which will make it far easier to work on projects, as well as making the garage a more pleasant place to be.
With a skylight, you needn’t turn on your garage’s lights as often. On bright days, you should be able to get by with natural light alone, particularly if you have a large skylight in your garage. On sunny days, a skylight will also heat the garage, which means the notoriously cold garage will be far more hospitable, without requiring the use of a space heater. This means less money spent on bills and better energy efficiency, helping your pocket and the environment.
Electric lights can lead to eye strain, especially if the bulb is too bright or not bright enough for the room in question. Adding natural light to a room can reduce your reliance on electric lighting, which will give your eyes more of a break.
As well as being dark, garages are often quite stuffy, with restricted airflow that can make them a haven for mould. By adding an opening skylight and increasing airflow, the conditions will be less stale and stagnant, making them less of an ideal environment for mould and mildew.
While property values can be a tough thing to predict, skylights are a fantastic addition to any home and can have a hugely positive impact on a room’s appearance. This means that the benefits of a garage skylight can outlive your time in your current property, helping you to sell your home for a better price when it’s time for you to move.
There are a number of different types of skylights and roof windows on offer, and understanding the differences between them is vital to making the right choice for your garage.
The traditional skylight is a terrific option for your garage. DAKEA’s Control and Control+ skylights are an all-in-one unit that come with an opening restrictor. This makes them a fantastic option for unoccupied rooms such as garages, with the opening restrictor preventing them from either blowing open in strong wind or slamming shut.
These skylights are suitable for installation on tiles and slate, on roof pitches of between 15 and 60 degrees.
Another option to consider for your garage, particularly if you spend a lot of time there, is a pitched roof window. These are similar to skylights but tend to open wider, allowing for greater airflow. However, they are often not equipped with opening restrictors, so you’ll need to remember to close the window when you leave the garage, or, if you decide to leave it open, be mindful of changes in the weather.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed this guide on garage skylights – not only can you install skylights in your garage, but they have a wide range of benefits! If you’d like to learn more about the various skylights and roof windows that are available for garages, have a look around our site!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.