Skylights Ottawa are a great way to introduce more light into your home as well as helping a smaller room look larger. If you are having a new home built make sure to talk with your builder or architect about having skylights put in.
If you have an existing home you would like to brighten up you have several alternatives to increase the natural light. A great place to put a skylight is in the bathroom where there is limited wall space and limited potential for windows. A skylight in the bathroom will bring in a great deal more natural light.
Kitchens are another great room in the home for a skylight to be put in. A series of small skylights not only brightens the room but makes for a unique architectural feature as well. Living rooms or great rooms are also great places for natural light.
A skylight can either be stationary or operable. For instance, there are skylights that are flat or dome-shaped providing illumination only. The operable skylights provide ventilation, opening manually, with a switch on the wall, remote control or through a high-tech automatic temperature sensor. Having a ventilating skylight is a great idea because it can let out hot air but not the cold air if the air conditioner is on because cold air stays near the ground level.
Modern skylights coming with low-e and tinted coatings to allow for greater control of heat transmission and UV radiation, along with being rated the same way as windows. Some other options for skylights include shades or blinds, and screens for those that open.
A different kind of skylight for spaces that are too small for a full-sized skylight is a tubular skylight. Being just 10 to 18 inches in diameter, a tubular skylight provides a lot of light in a small are and tubular skylights are fairly inexpensive to have installed.
Contact Terrace Home Exteriors today for a free estimate on your skylight instillation project.