Roof Windows / August 1, 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.
This heat gain can be minimized by installing your south-facing skylight in the shade of deciduous trees or adding a moving window covering. Skylights come in all shapes and sizes. Its size greatly affects the illumination level and temperature of the space below. As a rule of thumb the size of a skylight should never be more than 5% of the floor area in rooms with many windows; and no more than 15% of the rooms total floor area for spaces with few windows. Dept. of Energy. Glazing Like windows skylight manufacturers use different types of glazing to improve their energy efficiency. The glazing comes in three different forms. Plastic glazing - This type of glazing is usually inexpensive and less likely to break than other glazing materials.
Adding a sunroom to your home can impart your surroundings a new elegance and sophisticated look But to bring in that aesthetic feel in your sunroom you need to contact a sunroom contractor who will shape and design the intricacies of sunroom construction. Sunroom contractors are everywhere but the key to the success of building a magnificent sunroom lies in your scouring for the right sunroom builder. How To Find The Right Sunroom Contractor? Look out for a contractor who will be able to provide you with an evaluation of what needs to be done and how much the construction will cost for you. A detailed estimate will help you to decide for the raw materials and the entire cost that will be involved in the sunroom construction.