Do you know how to get the most from the addition of a skylight? Here are some helpful tips to consider.
Skylights are windows in your roof. A skylight allows a bit of blue sky into your home by day and displays the beauty of the stars and moon at night. Skylights can provide the interior of your home with the warmth and brightness of natural daylight and can have a dramatic impact on the interior. A well placed skylight can brighten a dark corner or an interior room without windows. A vented skylight has the added benefit of air circulation.
To get the most benefit from your skylight, positioning the skylight is key. A north-facing skylight will provide fairly constant illumination. An east-facing skylight will provide maximum light. For passive solar heat gain in the winter, a south-facing skylight is the best choice, but it will also produce some heat gain in the summer. If this side of the roof is shaded then the issue is resolved.
Skylights come in a wide variety of sizes and can be fixed (will not open) or vented (can open). Since hot air rises, a vented skylight allows warm air rising toward the ceiling to escape, providing a natural cooling element on hot days. Higher quality skylights are made with tempered or laminated glass. Tempered glass is the most impact resistant. On the other hand, plastic surfaces scratch easily and may become brittle, discolored or stained. Plastic can also contribute to fading of home furnishings but this does not occur with glass.
And now for the really important part - you need to purchase your skylight from a reputable manufacturer. Skylight Specialist has 30 years experience in manufacturing and has gained a great reputation for its superior service and installation team. We build each skylight with the best materials and the craftsmanship that results in a superior product.
Our Customer Service team can assist you in selecting the best skylight for your home. Give us a call at 631 924-TOPS so we can get you a skylight that will enhance your beautiful home.
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