Roof Windows / August 2, 2018 / Odo Vaillancour
using information on how you will be using the sunroom where the nearest trees are located and what views you want visible from the sunroom. st manufacturers provide custom designs based on the intended use of the room the desired style the lots sun exposure the placement of nearby trees and the desired view. Manufacturers contend the future is bright for year-round sunrooms. "Once its added to the home [homeowners] find they gravitate toward it because of the sunlight" Beckman says. This abbreviated construction time will depend on the home owners lot already having been graded and the foundation for the sunroom dug and poured.
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.
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.