Roof Windows / August 2, 2018 / Odo Vaillancour
Having a sunroom in your home will pay for itself not only in the amount of pleasure it brings to you and your family but because it will make your home more marketable in one of the tightest real estate markets in decades. Before You Build Your Sunroom Being able to afford the most expensive sunroom in the world will get you absolutely nowhere if your local building and zoning codes do not allow you to construct it. So pay a visit to your zoning board and find out not only whether you can actually add a sunroom to your home but also if there are any restrictions as to its dimensions and design. After youve been cleared for sunroom construction you will have to think about whether you are simply going to build your sunroom on an existing deck or porch or whether it will sit on its own foundation.
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.
The air near the ceiling is automatically cooled when fresh air flows in from outside. These roof skylights are so designed that they open and close a little to let in the fresh air. The glass tilts at about 45 degrees. There is a small handle to manually open the venting roof skylight. You crank the handle slightly to open or close or adjust the angle and position of the glass. The venting roof skylights are located in the ceiling of the house and are hard to reach so there is an extension to the handle. Otherwise every time you want to open or shut the venting roof skylight you will need a ladder or a high stool. Nowadays electronically operated venting skylights are also becoming very popular.