Skylights are a stylish addition to any residence. Not only do they increase visual appeal, but they also enhance energy efficiency. Other advantages include reducing lighting costs and providing natural light in low-lit areas. Residential roofers typically provide and install three roofing skylight variations, each with its own respective characteristics
As you might infer from its name, a fixed skylight is just that: a skylight with a window in a fixed and non-adjustable position. These are great for any room needing more natural lighting. Homeowners also have selections between flat and dome-shaped windows.
Tubular skylights work well in enclosed spaces, such as closets and foyers. The tubular shape of the glass is advantageous in the sense that it doesn’t contribute to either heat loss or gain. Depending on the type of glass or plastic used, the circular shape provides natural lighting equivalent to an incandescent bulb generating 300 to 1450 watts of power.
These are similar to fixed skylights except the window is openable. Rooms with excess moisture, such as kitchens and bathrooms, are excellent candidates for this skylight type. Both manual and electric mechanisms are available for easy opening and closure.
Aside from the skylight type, the homeowner can select from various glass and plastic coverings called the glaze. Glazing is usually made from acrylic and may be laminated or coated. Different coatings and laminations are available for enhancing insulation, limiting UV penetration, and regulating heat transmission.
We Install All Roofing Skylight Types
If you want more natural lighting for your residence, then contact Urbizo Bros Roofing. Our services include skylight installation; it’s our specialty just as much as our residential and commercial roofing service. We provide different styles of roofing skylights complete with a range of various coatings to provide maximum energy efficiency.
Residential and Commercial Roofing Skylight Installation
Quality roof replacement & repair in Edmonds, Seattle, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mercer Island, Mukilteo & South Everett