Roof Windows / August 4, 2018 / Arnou Gabriaux
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.
But like any well constructed room a sunroom will both enhance your homes curb appeal and increase its value. The best way to ensure that you will pay the minimum amount for the maximum value when adding a sunroom to you home is to accept the fact that the prices of materials and labor will never be any lower than they are right now. So if you are serious about your sunroom project you shouldnt delay talking to area contractors any more than is absolutely necessary. Its true that a sunroom qualifies as a major expenditure but even if youre not I n a position to pay for yours in cash you will almost certainly be able to find at least one sunroom manufacturer who can set you up with affordable financing.
Your sunroom manufacturer will probably recommend that if you expect your sunroom to see regular use you hook it up to your homes heating and cooling system. Any occasionally-used however can be constructed with an independent climate control system. Designing Your Sunroom When you are in the designing phase of your sunroom project your sunroom manufacturer will need information about the sun exposure of the location where the sunroom will be located. Knowing the sun exposure will let your sunroom manufacture determine the best kind of high performance glass to install in your sunroom. While your sunroom manufacturer will undoubtedly have a large collection of standard sunroom designs from which you can choose most sunroom manufacturers will be happy to create a custom design.