Have you ever heard of a sun tunnel?
Maybe you’ve heard them called by one of their other names such as light pipes or sun tubes, roof windows or skylights.
Either way, they could be exactly what you’re looking for to brighten up your home and allow the light to come into dark areas, acting in place of windows or doors.
These tunnels help to channel sunlight from the roof down a reflective tube so that it can reach the room below.
They can be either flexible or rigid and the best option will depend on the situation of your specific property and the distance the sunlight needs to travel.
Where to Install a Sun Tunnel
You can install a sun tunnel on different types of roofs so it doesn’t matter whether you have a pitched roof or a flat roof extension.
How Can Sun Tunnels Transform Your Home?
1. Increase The Amount of Light in your Home
Light homes make happy homes.
It’s far more pleasant to live in a home that’s flooded with light than one that is dark and dingy.
You’ll notice the difference in how you feel when you have sunlight coming into rooms that have previously always been a bit gloomy.
2. Save on Energy Bills
It’s highly likely you’ll find yourself using far less electricity once you have made the decision to have sun tunnels installed.
You won’t have as much need for lights in your home as you’ll be enjoying the natural version instead.
3. They Suit The House Decor
If you’re worried about keeping the style of your home consistent or whether a sun tunnel will be aesthetically pleasing from the exterior, don’t worry.
You can go through a variety of options and choose a sun tunnel that will suit your home – there are flexible and rigid options as well as a choice of a rounded dome or flat glass cover.
Don’t forget the Walls!
Once you’ve made the move to using sun tunnels in your roof, you’ll be hooked.
You’ll be enjoying natural light for much of the day and seeing your energy bills decreasing. Why not take things one step further and investigate the possibility of installing a vertical sun tunnel to further increase your home’s brightness?
If you’d like to install a sun tunnel, roof window or skylight in your home, please call one of our sun tunnel experts today!