Why add skylights to north-facing rooms?

When this couple moved from Vermont to Charlotte, North Carolina, one of the biggest benefits was more sunshine. The only problem was their new home's living room – despite having a wall of French doors – suffered from a lack of natural light due to the fact that it is north facing.

 

To fix the problem, they had three VELUX No Leak Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylights installed. The skylights bring in beautiful, diffused natural light throughout the day, making the space a magnet for a variety of activities.

 

“I think I always fixated on the fact that it was dark, especially in the morning when I would get up and the sun would be shining and it would be a beautiful day and I would have to turn the lights on,” said Sybil Cioffi, one of the homeowners. “There was something that irked me about that.”

 

In addition to brightening the room, the skylights open to bring in fresh air, and Cioffi often opens them to air her home.