Skylight / July 11, 2018 / Nicolas Charlebois
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.
There must be a clear opening in the area where the skylight is to be placed. A skylight that faces the East lets in plenty of morning sunshine while one that faces the West brings lets in the afternoon sunshine. It is important to know the amount of light and the type of light your skylight lets in. Afternoon sunlight can become uncomfortably hot if you live in a warm and dry place. The size of the room also has a bearing on the effectiveness of the skylight on your roof. If the room is small your choices are severely limited as skylights are best suited for large rooms. If you still want a skylight for a small room it is best to opt for an elegant pyramid skylight. This gives the illusion of space.
Roof skylights are generally rectangular or square in shape. If you install these skylights as a fixed form of a part which is called the curb then these skylights dont move. It is generally said that these skylights cause leak but it is not true. Venting Roof Skylights Nowadays there are new types of roof skylight that have a wide range of features. These features make the skylights very useful and also enhance the décor of your house. There are venting roof skylights which are excellent for fresh air circulation in your home. They have the added benefit of reducing costs of cooling the ceiling of the house by reducing the need for some extra cooling or using the ceiling fan to some extent.