Busting The Rumours About Skylights!
Rumour’s that skylights are a bad idea full stop, need to be ironed out. There are all sorts of rumours out there that skylights are a bad investment, cost too much money, make rooms too hot and leak! Read on to see that these rumours are totally untrue.
Skylights will make my room too hot.
Not true! Today’s modern glazing means that the roof system is very efficient when it comes to managing heat. This is down to the special coatings that control the ultraviolet radiation, preventing the room from getting too hot.
Skylights will make my room to sunny.
Not True. Back in the day this may have been the case when skylights were manufactured using standard glass, however today’s modern skylights are designed using new technology that allows them to emit useful light without too much unwanted glare.
Skylights will leak.
Not true. Proper installation techniques and materials will prevent any leaks from happening. Just like when you are having good quality double glazed windows installed, the key is expert manufacturing and fitting.
Skylights are too expensive.
The cost of installing a skylight roof system can be surprisingly affordable. With many companies now supplying DIY kits you can save money by installing the roof system yourself. Note: Only attempt to install the unit if you are confident you have the skills required to install the system correctly.
Skylights can’t be opened.
Not true. Modern skylights can now be supplied with vents to allow fresh air into the room; they can be opened manually via a pole or by remote control.
Skylights take a long time to install.
Typical an installation for a single skylight will take only one day if you use a reputable company to fit the roof system. If you tackle the job yourself it may take a little longer.
Now is the time to put any fears you may have had about skylight systems to rest and start to enjoy the natural daylight in your home from a brand new roofing system.