Roof Windows / October 23, 2018 / Odo Vaillancour.
A skylight is like a window which has been placed in your roof. It has a frame specially designed to withstand rain and prevent leakage from rain and snow. To maximize a skylights use of natural light to illuminate a room or its passive solar heating potential you will want to take into consideration how a skylight is positioned. Facing north your skylight will provide fairly constant illumination but will not provide a lot of heat. Facing east it will provide the maximum amount of light and solar heat gain in the morning. Facing west your skylight provides afternoon sunlight as well as heat gain. A skylight facing south provides the greatest potential for winter passive solar heat gain than any other location but will often allow unwanted heat gain in the summer.
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.
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.
What guarantees do you have for yourself? Can you afford any mishaps or damaged materials? When your project is finished will it add value to your home or decrease the value of your home due to poor artisanship? These are the types of things to consider when thinking of building a sunroom or any addition by you. Manufacturers offer warranties they are insured and boned; their crews are licensed in their particular craft. If anything goes wrong or breaks they cover the costs not you and the value of your home will increase. In addition most manufacturers will have your sunroom built in a matter of a few days so you can begin to enjoy all of its hidden pleasures.