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How To Tell If Skylights Are A Good Investment

Carbonated, flavored milk — that was Vio, in 2009. You can be forgiven for not remembering that awful invention. But some people still remember early skylights and assume today’s skylights are, like Vio, awful. They are not. In fact, skylights can be a good investment for your Norwood-area home. 


Skylights admit abundant, free, natural daylight. Exterior daylight is far brighter than the brightest interior lamps, even on cloudy days. Having just one skylight in a central location — above your living room, dining room, or kitchen — can allow you to keep many interior lights off. This saves you money on your power bill every month. 

How much you save will depend on how many skylights you have professionally installed and where they are located. 


Skylights that open allow for natural ventilation. Indoor air is often two to five times less clean and pure than outdoor air. Having a rooftop opening by way of a skylight allows air to move in and up, creating a welcome change of air. 

No need for fans, your HVAC system, or a heat pump! Open a first-floor window and your skylight. Air enters through the window and exits the skylight in a natural convection current. Though you probably never feel a strong breeze, stale interior air and odors will be exchanged several times an hour for fresh, clean air. 


You can bring plenty of natural sunlight into your home with a modest investment in a skylight or a sun tunnel. Sun tunnels are perfect for lighting up:

  • Closets
  • Interior bathrooms
  • Hallways
  • Other dim and dark corners of your Norwood-area home

Natural daylight is a mood enhancer. It lifts your family’s spirits and helps keep everyone on healthful circadian rhythms.


Just as Vio milk-soda did not endure, skylights of earlier times have given way to better, more thoughtfully designed skylights. Fears of fading fabrics from strong sunlight are eased by filtering glass. Concerns about leaks are erased through quality installation by highly skilled technicians

Fears about dampened home values are relieved when you see how appealing skylights are for prospective buyers. Skylights and sun tunnels are good investments By many measures:

  • Energy bills
  • Ventilation 
  • Health 

If you own a home in the Norwood, Massachusetts area, O’LYN Roofing is your trusted neighborhood partner in protecting your home. We offer a full range of roofing and exterior services. Learn more about us by contacting us today!