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October 5, 2011 by - 1 Comments
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Actually, when it comes to choosing the right size of skylight for your home, you need to care plenty. Different sizes and styles of skylights do different jobs. While cost is always a consideration, placing a single, small round skylight in the middle of a long, dark hall will give the casual observer a Jonah-in-the-belly-of-a-whale moment as they walk the length of the hall.
The reasons why homeowners opt for skylights can range from esthetics to wanting to cut down on utility bills. Skylights provide daytime sunlight to dark rooms and halls so that electric lights aren't needed. Plants love skylights and their original purpose was actually to protect valuable citrus plants during winter months by keeping out the cold but letting in the sunlight.
Skylights come in three main types: fixed, ventilating and tubular. The fixed are just that and also the most popular. They don't open and are preferred for covering large areas where sunlight is needed like stairwells, hallways and large rooms. Ventilating skylights actually open to let out moisture and hot air from a home. They work well in bathrooms and kitchens. Tubular are the smallest of skylights and are circular. They work best in small rooms, closets and when used in a series for hallways.
Roof repair is the same for all although the ventilating skylights may develop mechanical problems after years of usage. Most skylight leaks happen because water gets under the flashing. Picking the right size of skylight for your rooms and the jobs you want them to do for those rooms are the most important considerations for your home’s interior and exterior décor.
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