SKYLIGHT STYLE WINDOWS
If you are looking to introduce more natural light into your home, installing a skylight is an option. A skylight is essentially a window in your roof, which admits light, and which can also act as ventilation. Ventilated versions can be automated or manually controlled.
Skylights are ideal for rooms that are not well lit with natural light. For example, bathrooms and kitchens often only have limited access to window light. Installing a skylight in this type of space will help balance the light in the room, reducing glare and transforming it into a lighter, brighter space.
Tip:There are advantages and disadvantages that come with installation of skylights:
• Advantage – They provide more natural light in a room and heat the room with zero electricity costs (for a fixed skylight).
• Advantage – As homes continue to be built closer to one another the balance of providing sufficient natural light and privacy has become an issue. A Skylight would provide light from above into a room where privacy and light is important.
• Disadvantage – Skylights tend to let in more sunlight than any other types of natural light systems, which can be beneficial in some situations, however, you may not like it when it makes your room uncomfortably hot.
• Disadvantage – Skylights are installed on the ceilings of rooms, which makes them more difficult to clean when compared to traditional windows.