Windows help provide the ventilation and natural lighting needed in your living spaces. However, there are times when the standard window types aren’t applicable or ideal for a room. It may be due to a lack of space inside the house or on the wall. This is where skylights can help because they can be installed directly on your roof.
You can choose from two types of skylights — vented and fixed. Both of these types of skylights have their own advantages. To help you choose between them, trusted roof repair company Pro Quality Construction Inc. shares some useful information.
Fixed skylights are basically picture windows installed into the roof. Built with a frame and a glass panel, they can’t be operated. They are fixed in place to solely provide natural lighting to an indoor space. While they can’t be opened, they provide great energy efficiency by effectively sealing the room. Their simplicity also makes them easier and cheaper to install.
Vented skylights are similar to fixed skylights except that they can be operated. They have sashes much like those of casement windows and can be opened to let air in and out. They’re commonly seen in many attic spaces, especially in attics that have been converted into living spaces, like bedrooms or guest rooms. Although they are more difficult to install, skilled roofers and window installers can successfully do that without any issue.
Which One Should You Get?
Both of these types of skylights have their own benefits, and each is ideal for certain situations. You have to consider various factors, such as location, cost and orientation. Fixed skylights are cheaper, easier to install and simpler in terms of function, but they can cause a room’s temperature to become warmer if poorly oriented. Vented skylights provide both illumination and ventilation, but they are more complex and require skilled contractors to install them to prevent condensation and leakage problems.
From siding installation to roofing maintenance, Pro Quality Construction Inc. is the contractor you can depend on. We are an experienced home improvement contractor that can help you get the results you need. Request an estimate by calling us at (844) 499-7878 or filling out our contact form.