Cribbs, Inc Roofing & Sheet Metal Blog

Baton Rouge Home Improvement: The 3 Basics of Skylights

Posted by Robbie Chatelain on Wed, Sep 23, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Baton Rouge Home Improvement: The 3 Basics of SkylightsImagine settling in on the couch for an evening of TV and relaxation.  As time passes you notice a subtle change in light as the sun sets and the stars come out.  Before you know it you haven’t been watching the screen in the past few minutes but are staring at the moon, directly over your living room.  The truth is you can have this fantastic few, possibly from any room in your house.  The opportunity for fresh air and natural light can be found with a little thing called the skylight. 

If you are looking for an idea to enhance the atmosphere in your home, a great way to do this is by installing a skylight.  Here are three basics of having a skylight in your home.

1.) More than a luxury item, it’s a window for your roof:  Skylights can be flat or domed, fixed or vented.  They provide natural light and if they open can bring in fresh air to parts of your home that usually don’t get any. 

2.) Fixed and Vented skylights: The fixed skylight option is leakproof.  They are sealed in the factory, so with proper installation should never leak.  Vented skylights can be opened.  While this increases the potential for a leak, manufacturers today are producing virtually leak free vented skylights.  There are also options for automatically closing vented skylights, to prevent them from being left open during inclimate weather.   

3.) Good for kitchens and bathrooms: Vented skylights in kitchens and bathrooms can allow excess moisture to escape.  This can keep both rooms cleaner and fresher, as well as allowing heat build up to be released.   

These are only a few of the basics when it comes to skylights.  They can be an inexpensive home improvement that can make a big difference not only in how your home performs, but also the atmosphere inside your house.  Cribbs Incorporated has been caring for roofs and homes for over 50 years, they also install and service skylights.  For more information, click here.