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.
Solar heat control glazing - Manufacturers use various glazing methods to reduce the impact of summer time solar heat gains and winter time heat losses. These come in the form of heat-absorbing tints double and tripled paned skylights and low-emissivity coatings. Slope When your window professional installs your skylight one of the factors they will take into consideration is the slope. The slope or tilt of the skylight affects the amount of solar heat gain. A low slope on your skylight admits more solar heat in the summer and less in the winter which is the opposite of the effect you are trying to achieve As a rule of thumb you want to achieve a slope equal to your geographical latitude plus 5 to 15 degrees.
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.