Sunday, 23 April 2017

Brighten your Home with Skylights

A skylight is a window in your roof or ceiling that can bring natural light into your room and transform it completely. As the use of tube lights during the day will be minimal, you can save on your electricity bills and more importantly, your mornings will be brightened up the natural way. If you want to install a skylight, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Is your roof suitable for a skylight?

You might generally use the roof as attic space, or a channel for electrical and plumbing networks. You need to make sure that the roof area is entirely cleared before setting up a skylight. Now, your expert remodeling contractor can make necessary changes to your roof by adding required trusses, and a chase for rearranging the pipelines and electrical lines.

You need to check with him if the addition of a skylight would or not suit the architectural design of your house; in most instances, it would blend into your house naturally. However, there is a slim chance that you lose the natural look of your house.

Location is crucial

Know exactly where you are going to place your skylight. Do not use approximations; consider as many factors as possible before choosing the location for your skylight. For example, placing a skylight facing the street would make it look out of place. The skylight in different rooms will have a different effect on your house.

A window and a skylight are not interchangeable and so the placement is very important. Keep the sun as a reference and position your skylight accordingly. Remember that the sunrays are most intense during the evening and you do not want to be caught in them.

Wooden floors and cabinets can be bleached under direct exposure to sunlight. You can add certain features to your skylight like blinds to modulate the sunlight entering the house. Certain skylights also have UV isolating and insulated glasses.

Installing your skylight

Skylights come in different designs and sizes. Pick out the skylight you love and be generous with the size you choose. In many instances, the size would be inadequate, giving a very bad look to the house. It’s all about the feeling you get when you look at your ceiling and realize that there is more to your house than just a solid block for a roof.

The skylight should seem to be a part of the original design of your house. It should not give the impression of a thoughtless addition that is out of place. Seek advice from your remodeling contractor on a variety of designs to choose from.

How much would it cost?

A skylight kit with the minimum features would start at a price north of 180$. Adding extra features to your skylight would cost more and the price varies with the size of the skylight. Your contractor will provide you with the best deals and cut down your expenses, making the new addition a pleasant experience.

Bring beauty and natural light into your house with the best option of a skylight!

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