Skylights are windows that go on your roof. They come in different shapes and designs, with various glass tints, materials, inclinations and even opening methods. These precious architectural features can influence the atmosphere in your attic and even make your house feel more modern.
While there are several types of skylights available, here are three common types:
Fixed Skylight: A fixed skylight is a stationary, non-opening skylight that is designed to allow natural light to enter a space without providing ventilation. It is a popular choice for bringing natural light into areas where ventilation is not a requirement, such as hallways, closets, or rooms with other sources of ventilation. Fixed skylights are often installed on flat or sloped roofs and can be made of glass or acrylic materials.
Ventilating Skylight: As the name suggests, a ventilating skylight is designed to provide both natural light and ventilation. These skylights can be manually or electronically operated, allowing them to be opened and closed to control the airflow. Ventilating skylights are beneficial in spaces where air circulation is desired, such as kitchens, bathrooms, or attics. They are often equipped with screens or blinds to regulate light and airflow.
Tubular Skylight: Tubular skylights, also known as sun tunnels or light tubes, are compact skylights that use reflective tubes to channel sunlight from the roof to the interior space. These skylights are particularly useful in rooms or areas with limited roof space, such as small bathrooms, closets, or hallways. They are designed to capture and distribute sunlight effectively, even over longer distances, and can bring natural light to areas where traditional skylights may not be feasible.
It’s worth noting that there are additional types and variations of skylights available in the market, including operable skylights, domed skylights, or custom-designed skylights to fit specific architectural requirements. When selecting a skylight type, it is important to consider factors such as the intended purpose, desired ventilation, energy efficiency, and the specific design and structural considerations of the building.
Contact us at RH Renovation NYC to get the best installation of a skylight but not only. Our team can help in determining the most suitable skylight type for a particular space, provide a cost estimate for free and walk you through every step of the project and construction process. We have been dealing with skylights for years and our experience helps us navigate the entire installation process with ease.