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Installing a New Roof

Hello, my name is Liam. I live in a rural community which is located about 200km away from Alice Springs, Australia. Life in the Outback can be hard, so the entire community needs to look after itself. Since I moved out here from the big city, I have learnt lots of cool skills that I didn't know before. One of these skills is roofing. When my neighbour's roof began to leak, he called me over and we worked together to install a new one. He taught me lots of cool tips and tricks which I have written about below. Enjoy!


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Natural illumination is one of the things most homeowners are looking to have in their home. But if the orientation of your house is not conducive for sun rays to shine into your home, then you have to contend with a lot of shadows indoors. Moreover, some homeowners may have small windows that do not maximise light, leaving the interior of their house fairly dark throughout the day. Fortunately, instead of having to construct large windows from scratch, you can solve this problem with the installation of skylight windows. Here are a few of the amazing ways that skylights will improve your home's interiors.

Additional Sunlight

One of the biggest advantages of choosing to install skylights in your roof is the automatic increase of sunlight in your house. The skylights are usually mounted into the rooflines of the house. Thus, not only are they strategically placed to let more light into the home, but they also add visual interest to your roof. Moreover, skylights are quite simple to install, although they do need professional mounting to ensure that they are secure Thus, they are a much more affordable option than having to construct new windows in your house! The more light streaming into your house, the airier it looks, which subsequently creates the illusion of extra space.

Enhanced Privacy

If you already are having illumination problems in your home, your only option is to keep your windows wide open. But if neighbours are close by you or if your house looks onto a street that is usually busy, you will have to sacrifice your privacy. Skylights are a great way to ensure that you are receiving sufficient sunlight without having to be concerned about wandering eyes staring right into your home! 

Upgraded Air Quality

Whether you are trying to keep the cold out of your home during the winter or simply do not want to open your windows, your house can become incredibly stifling. The stuffiness coupled with humidity can make staying indoors a tad unbearable. One feature of skylights that you may not be aware of is the fact that they can ventilate the home too! Skylights are available in the closed variety and those that can be opened to let in air. All you need to do is instruct your roofing specialist on your preference and they will install the ventilated variety, which will go a long way in upgrading the quality of air inside your house.