Roof Windows / August 2, 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.
When you are contacting the sunroom company remember to contact even the sub contractors like the foundation contractor framing electrical and drywall contractors. When you are interviewing the contractors you should ask their experiences in doing jobs that are similar to theirs. So you must choose a contractor who has the capacity to do multiple services on his own. Good contractors are quite proud of their reputation so you can make some additional enquiry by speaking to the previous customers that they have worked. When you are interviewing the sunroom contractors make sure that you ask for their instant plans. Its very important to know whether they are using standard sunroom designs or customizing the sunrooms to fit your needs. However another factor you should look for is the material kinds that they are using for different sunrooms.
There are shades screens and many other window treatments available for the skylights. Thus you may customize even the roof skylight to create a dream house you had always imagined. Jerry asks "I am thinking about installing a skylight. I have heard that there are different types of skylights. My in-laws have one that I think is plastic. It is very noisy when it rains and is extremely hot. Ive heard that there are glass ones. What are the different types? Is there a glass one that doesnt make all the noise in the rain and filters some of the heat? Yes there are different types. Lets discuss them. The term skylight or roof window is often used to describe several styles.