Light has the ability to transform the atmosphere of any space. Unfortunately architectural barriers can block out most natural light. However, when considering skylights, a completely new light can be shed on the subject.
Skylights systems (objects that encloses openings in buildings) installed into a roof which allows light into a space. Major benefits of skylights include that they are a quick and inexpensive way to allow natural light to flood indoor areas and change the room’s atmosphere, they are environmentally friendly as they help cut electricity costs and they can assist with good ventilation. Furthermore, various studies have proven that incorporating daylight has positive physiological effects and can even better sales and productivity.
When enquiring about a skylight systems, it is important to state whether you’re simply looking for natural light or also wanting to add aesthetical value to a space. The main types of skylights systems include tubular daylighting devices (TDDs), fixed skylights, roof windows and ventilating skylights.
Tubular daylighting devices are ideal to use when plenty of light is needed in a room as the tube incorporates reflective aluminium. These are ideal to use in smaller spaces where the traditional fixed skylight won’t fit. When going for aesthetic appeal, fixed skylights available in various shapes, are a good option to consider. Roof windows work well for spaces such as bathrooms and kitchens, where extra ventilation is needed as they can be opened. These have the added advantage of having the option to have a blind attached as they can be within reach to close.
Skylight systems come in a number of shapes and sizes. The most common residential styles include flat, round, polygon, pyramid and dome shaped skylights. When it comes to larger or commercial buildings, a hip ridge skylight, ridge skylight, lean-to skylight and the more complex barrel vault skylight is mostly used.
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