4 Reasons to Install Skylights or Sun Tunnels

Posted on June 17, 2015 in Home Improvement, Window Installation


If you’re someone who enjoys lots of natural light in your home, you may want to consider installing a few skylights and/or sun tunnels – especially in areas that are dark and could use a friendly burst of brightness.

A skylight or sun tunnel’s natural light gives you consistent illumination and also is beneficial (both mentally and physically) to the human body. It can enhance your mood, lower your blood pressure and reduce stress. In addition, skylights and sun tunnels add many benefits to your home. For example:

Energy Savings

Installing skylights or sun tunnels can help you save money on your energy bills and make your home more energy efficient. Not only can they help eliminate heat transfer, but they can also serve as a source of solar heating during the winter months. When looking for skylights and sun tunnels, look for ones with low-e coatings. These coatings help keep your home insulated.

Clean Air

If you install skylights that come with screens and can be opened, you’ll be able to enjoy home ventilation and a breath of clean air in each room. Clean air can help keep you healthy by reducing the constant dust, dirt, and dander that is constantly circulated through your HVAC system. Because sun tunnels are round and give the illusion of an electrical light, they can’t be opened.


Skylights give you the opportunity to transform any living area into one that’s open and organic. They also reduce glare and give you ample amounts of light that can help highlight your furniture, decor, wall color, and more. On the other hand, sun tunnels give you the look of a round recessed light, but with all of the benefits of natural sunlight.


When you think of windows, you probably don’t think of privacy, but skylights and sun tunnels give you the opportunity to add natural lighting while still keeping your room private. Traditional New Jersey windows offer neighbors and passers-by an easy view of what’s inside and in order to block it, you must use curtains or blinds. With skylights and sun tunnels, however, you don’t have to worry about people being able to look in.

For more information on how to install skylights or sun tunnels in your home, call the window experts at P.J. Fitzpatrick at 1-877-246-4354.

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