Skylights are considerably simpler in theory than they are in reality. While they are, in their most basic forms, little more than a horizontal window, there are a number of perks that must be considered when you are planning your installation. These elements can impact the function and the usefulness of your skylight, and of course, skylight prices in Melbourne are influenced by these add-ons. There are some big choices ahead of you.
If you live in the far south of the country, you likely have to contend with the chill of the winter months. Warm air rises, so ensuring that your skylight isn’t allowing the cold to percolate through to your living space can be vital to maintain comfort in your home. Good insulation can help to preserve heat.
Conversely, perhaps the heat of the summer months has driven a need for ventilation. Warm air rises, and in many homes, it can be trapped in the roof space or top of the peaks. This heat then is transmitted down in to your living space. A ventilation system on your skylight, properly fitted, can ease this situation.
A diffuser is a screen, on the inside of your skylight. The purpose is to dilute the power of the sunlight entering your home. These diffusers help to spread the light evenly throughout your home, while reducing the overall power of the sunlight shining through from above, keeping glare and shadows to a minimum.
Lifts and Hinges
You can choose to install a skylight that opens up to the elements, so you can air out your home when the weather is good. Such skylights can be opened both manually and with electric motors, with the touch of a nearby switch.
Shades or Partial Blinds
On hot days, you won’t necessarily want more light entering your home. If this is the case, you might want to add a pair of blinds on to your skylight. Given how they are not within easy reach, these shades are operated either manually, with a rotor stick, or electronically. The choice is yours.