Skylights are a great way to enhance the natural lighting in a dark room, bring in a scenic view, or star gaze on dark nights. Natural light creates an attractive and relaxing space that is more enjoyable.
Why you should Install a Skylight
In summer ventilating skylights help to cool a room and in winter they catch heat. You may wonder about the efficiency of skylights in Toronto, today’s skylights have thicker glass with a layer of gas that insulates against the heat of summer and the cold of long Canadian winters. A properly place skylight can increase the energy efficiency of your home, cutting heating and cooling costs. Homeowners appreciate the saving of this alternative green lighting.
What type of Skylight is best for your Application?
Our company’s skylight experts recommend three types of skylights to customers. The first is a ventilating skylight, the second is a fixed skylight, and the third option is a tubular skylight. Which type you choose will depend on the location and what goal you are trying to achieve.
Ventilating skylights are especially useful in areas of the home that have a lot of moisture such as the kitchen, laundry room, or bath. This type of skylight opens to allow heat and moisture to escape as well as bring in natural light. Depending on the model you choose, the skylight may open with a crank handle, wall switch, remote control, or with an automatic temperature sensor.
Fixed skylights are typically used in areas where the goal is to bring in extra light. This type of skylight is also used in areas with limited use such as an attic. Because they can’t be opened, fixed skylights should not be installed in an area that needs extra ventilation.
Tubular skylights are the third type we recommend to customers. This type of skylight typically has dome shaped glass that helps to bring in light from multiple directions and diffuses it in the room. Usually this type of skylight is used in applications with a sloping ceiling or in small or enclosed areas such as attics, hallways, foyers, pantries, or closets. Tubular skylights are energy efficient providing savings for heating and cooling costs.
Skylights require regular cleaning and maintenance so location if often a determining factor. Ventilating skylights require additional maintenance to keep the operating mechanism in tip top shape.
When choosing the type of skylight for your home, our skylight experts recommend getting a high quality skylight that is energy efficient. Let us help you decide which will work best for your home.
Installing a skylight yourself is generally not recommended unless you have experience with installation. Improperly installed skylights can leak causing damage to your home and furnishings. We recommend having skylights professionally installed. The skylight experts at iRoofing Toronto have the experience and knowledge to install your skylight in the location you desire without worry of leaks.
Our company guarantees the installation against leaks or other installation problems. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and the service we provide our customers.
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