Fivecoat Skylight Contractors
Yamhill & Washington County, OR
Why are skylights so popular?
The most obvious answer to that is the natural beauty that skylights add to a home. plus, wherever you choose to install them, skylights can improve energy efficiency. They brighten low-light areas and provide a much-needed dimension to a wide variety of rooms. The amount of heat a skylight allows in can have a sizable impact on your energy bill.
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The most basic type of skylight is called a fixed skylight. It cannot be opened—but this is not necessarily a bad thing. Fixed skylights (as well as fixed windows) are considered the most leak-proof type of skylight you can install.
With solar tubes, you can light your home for free without the expense of skylight installation or the need to alter the look of your rooms. On a sunny day, one 10-inch solar tube gives you around the same amount of light as three 100-watt bulbs. Additionally, solar tubes are less likely to leak because their small, relatively flat dome allows water to drain around them.
A venting, or vented, skylight offers up the possibility of bringing in fresh air on demand. The nice thing about vented skylights is perhaps that during Summer months, when skylights bring in too much sun, venting skylights can be opened electrically or manually to release that heat.