Roof Windows / August 1, 2018 / Nicolas Charlebois
Its common in fact for a sunroom manufacturer to offer several different types of energy saving glass including double paned or argon gas-filled windows. Also ask your potential sunroom manufacturer about an insulated roof and floor for your sunroom if you want to cut energy costs even further. Youll get the most value for your sunroom dollars if you can find a sunroom manufacturer who offers three or four season sunrooms. These home additions can range in style from very basic glass-enclosed rooms to home conservatories with glass walls and ceilings. You can choose a sunroom shape from a simple square to a stylish octagon and have its exterior finished in any of a variety of materials from wood to vinyl to aluminum to vinyl or aluminum-clad wood.
Your ventilating skylight can be operated by one of three ways: Manual skylight controls - These are opened by your use of an extended rod to manually crank the skylight open. These are designed for ceilings of less than 15 feet. Electronic skylight controls - A simpler model of this type of control is wired to a wall mounted switch which opens and closes the skylight. More complex models are controlled by a special wall console of a wireless remote control. Automatic operating controls - With this type of control integrated heat sensors trigger the skylight to open when the interior heat reaches a preset temperature. Exterior sensors automatically close the unit when they sense moisture.
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.