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Things to know about skylights

Skylights are windows installed on the roof or ceiling of a building to allow natural light to enter the interior space. They are designed to bring the beauty and warmth of natural sunlight into rooms and provide a view of the sky. Skylights come in various shapes, sizes, and styles, offering a versatile solution for introducing natural light and enhancing the aesthetics of both residential and commercial spaces.

 

Why is Natural Light Important?

Natural light is not only visually appealing but also plays a vital role in our overall well-being. Exposure to natural light has been linked to numerous health benefits, including improved mood, increased productivity, better sleep quality, and enhanced vitamin D production. It helps regulate our circadian rhythm, the internal body clock that influences our sleep-wake cycle and other bodily functions. Natural light also provides a full spectrum of lighting that cannot be replicated by artificial sources, creating a more visually accurate and pleasant environment.

By harnessing the power of natural sunlight, skylights create bright and inviting environments, reduce the need for artificial lighting, and provide a connection to the outdoors.

 

Features and Benefits of Skylights

Skylights offer several key features and benefits, including:

  • Natural light: Skylights are designed to maximize the amount of natural light that enters a space, creating a bright and inviting atmosphere. They can significantly reduce the need for artificial lighting during daylight hours.
  • Ventilation: Many skylights are designed to be operable, allowing fresh air to flow into the space. Ventilated skylights can help improve indoor air quality, regulate temperature, and provide natural ventilation.
  • View of the sky: Skylights provide a unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the sky from within the comfort of a building. They offer a connection to the outdoors, bringing a sense of openness and nature into the space.
  • Energy efficiency: Skylights can contribute to energy efficiency by reducing the need for artificial lighting and potentially reducing the reliance on mechanical cooling systems during daylight hours.
  • Aesthetics: Skylights add architectural interest to a building, enhancing its visual appeal and creating a focal point. They can transform ordinary rooms into vibrant and airy spaces.
  • Well-being: Exposure to natural light has been shown to have numerous benefits for human well-being, including improved mood, productivity, and overall health. Skylights help bring the positive effects of natural light into indoor spaces.
  • UV protection: Many skylights are designed with UV-filtering properties, reducing the potential for furniture, flooring, and other interior elements to fade or deteriorate due to prolonged exposure to sunlight.

In conclusion, skylights offer a versatile and aesthetically pleasing solution to bring natural light into interior spaces. With their ability to maximize daylight, skylights provide numerous benefits such as energy savings, improved well-being, and enhanced aesthetics.

 

Pitched and Flat Roof Skylights by Velux

High-performance, durable and affordable; Velux Skylights are the best on the market, with a large variety of opening options, including manual, electric and solar. Scroll down to see our full range!

All skylights sold online by Eco Sustainable House come with high performance double glazing, providing superior heat block, noise reduction and lower maintenance. If you've seen a cheaper Velux skylight elsewhere, chances are it only has the comfort glazing, which is not rated for skylights installed 3 metres or more above floor level.

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Skylight FAQs

What are the benefits of skylights?

Skylights can bring natural light into a space, creating a brighter and more inviting environment. They can also provide ventilation and fresh air, improving indoor air quality. Skylights can also save energy by reducing the need for artificial lighting and heating or cooling.

How do I choose the right skylight for my home?

When choosing a skylight, consider the size and orientation of the space, the type of roof and its slope, the climate and weather conditions, and your personal preferences. It's also important to choose a high-quality skylight from a reputable manufacturer to ensure durability and performance.

How much do skylights cost?

The cost of skylights can vary depending on the size, style, and type of skylight, as well as the complexity of the installation. On average, skylights can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Please fill out our skylight supply and install form if you are near South East Queensland.

Can skylights be installed in any type of roof?

Skylights can be installed in many types of roofs, including flat, pitched, and curved roofs. However, some roof types and configurations may not be suitable for skylights, so it's important to consult with a professional skylight installer to determine the best options for your home.

Do skylights need special maintenance or cleaning?

It depends on the enviroment around your home. If you live in a dusty or if it is installed below a tree, the skylight may collect dust and leaves that would need to be cleaned regularly to keep the clear view nice and clean.

Can skylights be added to an existing home?

Yes, skylights can usually be added to an existing home, provided that the roof structure is suitable and the installation can be done safely and securely.