Skylight / July 12, 2018 / Odo Vaillancour
Skylights may seem inexpensive at first glance since a quality 2x4 foot skylight along with a flashing kit costs anywhere from $100 to $400. However you need to consider adding another $3000 for installation costs. That being said you first need to carefully evaluate if installing a skylight is the right thing for your home. Till recently having a roof slope determined if you could install a skylight. Flat roofs or those which were too steep required special tools and techniques. However many of the skylight kits available today include a comprehensive installation kit and procedures which permits it to be installed on all types of roofs.
To maximize the energy efficiency of skylight windows you must choose the material carefully. Both glass and plastic skylights have their unique benefits and disadvantages. Glass is more durable but there are limitations in shape. It is also quite expensive. On the other hand plastic is flexible and can easily be bent or stretched to different shapes. It is inexpensive too. But plastic glazing has a tendency to change color after a while. More importantly irregular shapes lead to more heat loss as larger surface areas are exposed. Windows VS Skylights: It is wrong to believe that skylights can replace or take the place of windows.
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.