Roof Windows / August 1, 2018 / Nicolas Charlebois
This heat gain can be minimized by installing your south-facing skylight in the shade of deciduous trees or adding a moving window covering. Skylights come in all shapes and sizes. Its size greatly affects the illumination level and temperature of the space below. As a rule of thumb the size of a skylight should never be more than 5% of the floor area in rooms with many windows; and no more than 15% of the rooms total floor area for spaces with few windows. Dept. of Energy. Glazing Like windows skylight manufacturers use different types of glazing to improve their energy efficiency. The glazing comes in three different forms. Plastic glazing - This type of glazing is usually inexpensive and less likely to break than other glazing materials.
Tubular skylights An alternative to the conventional skylight which looks like a window in your roof is the tubular skylight. The tubular skylight is a roof-mounted dome which collects natural light and delivers it to the room below. It is less expensive than the conventional skylight because it is designed to fit between roof and ceiling framing eliminating the need for structural modifications. You will commonly see these used in bathrooms hallways and closets but they can be used in any room of your house. The average tubular skylight ranges in size from 10 - 21 inches in diameter which lights a 100-600 square foot interior space.
Your sunroom will be built from the highest quality vinyl reinforced with aluminum. With color options which can complement your existing home color nicely? Betterlivings designs contain UL approved wiring systems for your electricity needs. (UL stands for Underwriter Laboratories.) and all Betterlivings windows have an Energy Star rating so you can be assured you have quality in your home and your new Betterliving sunroom (Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.) Betterliving has a presence on the web so look them up and visit a dealer near you. There are also several other manufacturers available to choose from so do your research and find the one that is right for you remember to research the web your local paper and speak with a few people that your or one of your friends or family members know that have recently built an addition to their home you will be surprised how much information you will obtain from just taking time to plan and research before you get this projected started and by the time you are finished you might even be a subject matter expert on sunroom additions.