Roof Windows / August 1, 2018 / Nicolas Charlebois
Your ventilating skylight can be operated by one of three ways: Manual skylight controls - These are opened by your use of an extended rod to manually crank the skylight open. These are designed for ceilings of less than 15 feet. Electronic skylight controls - A simpler model of this type of control is wired to a wall mounted switch which opens and closes the skylight. More complex models are controlled by a special wall console of a wireless remote control. Automatic operating controls - With this type of control integrated heat sensors trigger the skylight to open when the interior heat reaches a preset temperature. Exterior sensors automatically close the unit when they sense moisture.
Its common in fact for a sunroom manufacturer to offer several different types of energy saving glass including double paned or argon gas-filled windows. Also ask your potential sunroom manufacturer about an insulated roof and floor for your sunroom if you want to cut energy costs even further. Youll get the most value for your sunroom dollars if you can find a sunroom manufacturer who offers three or four season sunrooms. These home additions can range in style from very basic glass-enclosed rooms to home conservatories with glass walls and ceilings. You can choose a sunroom shape from a simple square to a stylish octagon and have its exterior finished in any of a variety of materials from wood to vinyl to aluminum to vinyl or aluminum-clad wood.
For example the optimum slope for a south-facing skylight in Columbus Ohio at 40º North latitude is 45º to 55º. Every skylight has a "shaft" which governs how much light is admitted into the room below. If all four sides are flared then the light is spread over a wide area. If your skylight has a shaft with perpendicular sides the light is focused straight below. If your skylights shaft is flared on only one or two sides then the light is sprayed in the flared direction. Ventilation If you wish you can have a skylight which also provides ventilation as well as light to your room. This allows you to release the hot air which collects at your ceiling.