Do you have one room in your home that is dark? No matter how often you open the windows, you need to turn on the light to see? I had this problem in an upstairs bathroom with no windows and my solution was to add a skylight. Now I no longer need to feel for the light switch and on a clear night the moonlight is all that I need. I love the skylight with its warmth and natural light so much that I am considering one for my back porch.
Though ‘Do It Yourself’ kits are available I always recommend using a professional contractor to install any skylight. There are a few things to consider before purchasing a skylight such as energy efficiently, water tightness, wind resistance, size and style. Skylights can be fixed or vented and they can be flat or domed. Tinted options are also available as well as sola-tubes which can be a less expensive option.
Remember that skylights are not just windows in the ceiling. The directional orientation of a skylight is important plus ensuring that you receive any needed approvals from your neighborhood association prior to installation. Now that mine is installed, my biggest problem is explaining to guests that there is no switch to turn off the light.