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GHBA Remodelers Council Brighten your home while saving some money

June 24, 2018

Bring more natural light into your home with solar powered skylights and sun tunnel skylights.

Not only will you get natural, energy efficient light for your health, enjoyment and value of your home, you are eligible to receive a 30 percent federal tax credit on qualifying purchases and installation.

The rebate includes certain sun tunnel skylights with solar powered night lights, solar powered fresh-air skylights and solar powered skylight blinds.

Adding a sun tunnel skylight, also known as tubular skylights, is a cost-effective way to bring natural light to small spaces such as powder and laundry rooms, kitchenettes, hallways or other tight spaces that need a brighter, more vibrant appearance.

Sun tunnels come into two sizes: 14-inch and 10-inch. One 10-inch sun tunnel provides approximately 100 square feet of natural light.

Multiple sun tunnels can be used to brighten up larger spaces in your home such as kitchens, family rooms and home offices.

Their low-profile design creates a sleek appearance on any roofline where installation of a skylight or roof window is not possible.

Sun tunnel skylights fit between ceiling beams, allowing sunlight to travel from the roof to the space below uninhibited.

Even when the sun goes down, your sun tunnel skylight with the added option of a solar night light provides your space with a soft, soothing light from above.

The solar night light captures sunlight and charges its battery to power the night light’s LED bulbs.

When hiring a skylight company it is best to look for an experienced installer.

A professional installer knows how to determine the position of your skylights or sun tunnels to maximize natural light and energy efficiency.

When planning your new home or the remodel of your current one, take some time to consider skylights and sun tunnels as a beautiful enhancement that also provides comfort while conserving the energy we all share.

This article was provided by the GHBA Remodelers Council. For more information, contact Lorraine Hart at lorraine@idealconsulting.net. To join the GHBA’s Remodelers Council or to find a professional remodeler in your area, visit www.ghba.org.