Considerations When Installing a Skylight in Your Home
A skylight is a great way to bring natural light into your home. If you have a dark room and you are unable to use a traditional window installation, a skylight will be a good idea in creating a warm and inviting space.

When selecting skylight roof tiles you have to consider the location of the skylight and how it is placed. To find this out, you have to check the orientation of the home and track the sun path. This will give you some options in where you can install a skylight. For even sunlight throughout the day, north facing skylights are a good option. If you are looking to bring in morning light or afternoon light, you can select either east facing or west facing skylights.

While a lot of light can be brought in with south facing skylights, these can also bring in a lot of heat which is not a great idea for tropical areas. Consider the purpose of the room when choosing the location of the skylight. When it comes to using it in kitchen, you can have the skylight provide task lighting so that you can prepare and cook meals easily.

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For a skylight to install in a bedroom, you can position it so that you can enjoy a nice view. The roof structure has to be assessed when placing the skylight as there can be obstacles that can affect this. For example, if there are chimneys or vents, you need to find an area that is unoccupied. Then there will be obstructions outside such as tall trees or buildings that are close to your property which can block sunlight coming into the room.

There are different types of skylights as well. There are fixed skylights that do not open. Here, you will be provided with natural light only. If you are looking for both natural light and ventilation, ventilating skylights can be used so that proper airflow can be maintained. If you live in an area with high humidity or you have warm seasons, this is a great idea.

If you don’t have a lot of roof space

A tubular skylight can be used. You can use this to light up a closet or hallway easily. For low sloping roofs, flat roof skylights are a great option. There is a minimalist appearance to it. The size and proportion of the skylight has to be thought of as well. If the skylight is too large, there will be too much sunlight entering the room and vice versa. So you have to select a size that is proportional to the room.

If you have a larger room or living area, you can use multiple skylights so that light can be evenly distributed. Energy efficiency has to be considered when installing a skylight. You can choose double or triple glazed skylights for better insulation and these will reduce energy loss and heat transfer. The least insulation will be provided by single glazed skylights.