Skylights bring the outdoors inside creating a warm, cosy atmosphere for any building. They elevate interior design, boost energy and environmental efficiency, improve occupant wellbeing and provide increased property value. They create a sense of openness that is often hard to achieve with windows and can make rooms feel larger as well as provide a view of the sky, moon and stars at night.
There are many different types of skylights to suit any room and roof type. There are also several options available to control the amount of light and fresh air that comes through. For example, skylight shades allow you to control the amount of sunlight and fresh air coming into your home without compromising on privacy.
The skylight panes and glazing you choose can impact how much heat your skylight lets in and the level of protection against the elements. Generally speaking, glass is the preferred material as it is durable, doesn’t discolor and can offer greater energy efficiency than plastic. It is important to choose a skylight with the right solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) rating. The lower the SHGC, the less heat that passes through the glazing and into the room.
Some skylights are designed to be opened, allowing for ventilation which can help prevent steam build-up and lingering odours in bathrooms and kitchens. These can be manually or electronically operated and come with rain and wind sensors for added peace of mind during inclement weather.
VELUX offers a wide range of skylight designs, sizes and options to complement any room. You can choose from a variety of colours, glazing and accessories to personalize your skylights. The best way to find the skylights that are right for you is to consult with a trusted VELUX adviser who can walk you through the design options, installation process and costs.
If you would like to talk through your skylight options, contact us and we can connect you with an authorised VELUX dealer near you. They can help determine the size of skylights you need, order and install them so you can enjoy your new skylights with complete confidence.
The days of bubble skylights are long gone, with VELUX’s “No Leak” skylights incorporating three patented layers of water protection. These include a gasket or deck seal, adhesive underlayment for secondary water protection and engineered flashing for primary water resistance. Combined, these ensure that your skylight will not leak and remain weatherproof for years to come.