In this blog, we will discuss the most common types of skylights, including deck mounted skylights, curb mounted skylights, venting skylights, fixed skylights, the best skylight for metal roofs, sun tunnels, and the difference between a skylight and a roof window.
Skylights are a great way to bring natural light into your home or workspace. Not only do they add a touch of elegance and style to any room, but they also offer numerous health benefits, such as improving mood and energy levels. If you are considering installing skylights, it is important to know what different types of skylights are available on the market.
Deck Mounted Skylights
Deck mounted skylights are a popular option because they are easy to install and sit flush with the roof. These skylights are installed directly onto the roof deck, providing a sleek and seamless appearance. They can be installed on a pitched or flat roof, and are available in various sizes and shapes to match your preference,
Curb mounted skylights
Curb mounted skylights are installed on a raised curb, which raises the skylight above the roof surface. This type of skylight is ideal for flat roofs, as it prevents water from pooling around the skylight. Curb mounted skylights also offer better insulation and are easier to repair or replace.
Venting skylights are designed to provide both natural light and ventilation. They come in both deck and curb mounted styles, and are available in both manual and automatic models. These skylights are great for rooms that require extra ventilation, such as bathrooms or kitchens.
Fixed skylights are the most basic type of skylight and are designed to provide natural light without ventilation. They come in both deck and curb mounted styles and are available in various sizes and shapes.
Skylights for Metal Roofs
If you have a metal roof, you’re probably wonder what is the best skylight for a metal roof? The best skylight for metal roofs is a curb mounted skylight that can be easily installed without requiring any cutting or drilling.
Sun Tunnels are a type of skylight that are designed to channel natural light from the roof to interior spaces, such as hallways or closets. They are ideal for rooms that do not have direct access to natural light, and can be installed in both pitched and flat roofs.
Skylight vs. Roof Window
What is the difference between a skylight and a roof window? Although we often see the term used interchangeably, there is a true difference. A skylight is meant to be out of reach and typically has a way to open the unit either electronically or with a pole. A roof window is meant to be within reach and its operation can be done by hand. A roof window is traditionally a European style of skylight. There is some crossover, as skylights often can be used in “in-reach” places but roof windows are hard to operate out of reach. Being in New England we see a large number of roof windows ready for replacement.
In conclusion, skylights are a great way to add natural light and provide ventilation and style to your home or workspace. With so many types of skylights available on the market, it’s important to choose the right one for your needs. Whether you prefer deck mounted or curb mounted skylights, venting or fixed skylights, or even sun tunnels, there’s a skylight out there that’s perfect for you.
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