Skylights reduce the need to use energy sapping artificial lighting during daylight hours. Skylights come in many forms, shapes and sizes and can be custom made to your requirements. The most common are the Flat Top skylight and Tubular Skylight. Both capture natural sunlight even on overcast or short winter days by reflecting sunlight downwards into your home. The tubular Skylight makes use of a highly reflective aluminium tube to channel natural light downwards. Skylights can generally be installed on all roof types.

What you need to know:

  • There is a certain amount of heat gain in room temperature below the skylight
  • Specifying a diffuser or diffuser type material like acrylic will ensure that no direct UV rays penetrate the house eliminating the possibility of damage to furniture
  • Indoor plants thrive on natural light
  • 20% saving on your energy bill depending on number, position and size of skylight/s
  • Payback period is typically 2 to 4 years
  • Correct installation must be ensured to eliminate the chance of water leak
  • A 10 year guarantee is usually offered by suppliers

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