Roof Windows / August 2, 2018 / Odo Vaillancour
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.
Skylights let natural light stream into your home bringing warmth and a feeling of spaciousness. When properly selected and used they can reduce your need for electric lighting and minimize your heating and cooling costs. There are also health benefits to this wonderful sunlight that shines on us. If you lack sufficient sunlight on your skin you will suffer health effects. Thats because the human body was designed to be exposed to sunlight on a frequent basis. We evolved after all under the natural sun not under fluorescent lighting. Our environment was one with plentiful sunlight. Skylights can provide up to 30% more natural light than vertical windows while making a small space seem bigger.
Make sure that you select a contractor who is licensed and insured and had been conducting his business for the past 5 years and can provide you with references for the other contractors who will provide you with the best raw materials. There are many types of contractors ranging from kitchen remodeling experts to those who focus on constructing simple additions to the home. Get contractors who have the experience of working with zoning issues including lot coverage and setback regulations. Since the sunrooms are aesthetic additions to small spaces in the home exteriors so the contractors should know to make the most use of the small space.