Skylight, a special type of window built into the roof of a house provides natural air and lighting in modern homes. Skylight or roof ventilation allows light to enter the house approximately 8 times more than the windows in wall do. It creates healthy atmosphere for occupants of the house and reduces electricity bill also. Skylights are also known as roof windows, roof lights or glazed opening in the roof. This article tells types of skylights and its’ installation tips.
This skylight is fixed and does not have any opening components. Only the light is passed through this window inside the house. The cleaning of this skylight is very difficult.
The whole part of this skylight is opened either by manual or through some mechanical system. It allows air and light to enter the house removing inside air containing moisture and pollution to keep airflow steady. These skylights are more useful in bathroom and kitchen. It is easy to clean all components of ventilating skylights.
This skylight is opened in part or portion of windows. It has typically pivot opening and may be fitted with blind. The pivot opening skylight is considered most useful skylight for taking maximum sunlight and air. One can adjust angle of pivot to get desired light and air into the house. This skylight is useful for both houses and business places and can be easily handled by fixing a chain with the pivot of skylight to the wall.
This skylight is about a foot wide hole that lets sunlight to pass through faint areas of your home. It is installed to get more natural light into bathrooms, basements, attics and closets.
This is the simplest type of skylight and can easily be used in any type of roof. It is economical, easy to fabricate and fix in the roof.
This skylight allows sunlight to pass through an acrylic dome (light collector) lens fixed on the roof. The light passes through reflective tube to a diffusing lens which spreads the light evenly all through the room. Some tubular skylights can be installed with electrical lights to provide light in the evening. Tubular skylight is fixed into closets and hallways.