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A Guide To Skylights Vinyl Windows

A Guide To Skylights Vinyl Windows

A definition and description of the different types of skylights
vinyl windows that can be installed in a home.
Skylights vinyl windows are a familiar architectural sight in
most modern day homes. They are usually situated in smaller
rooms that don’t have a lot of light because of a need for
privacy (such as a bedroom or bathroom) or in larger rooms that
are leant a sense of majesty from having the sunlight pour in
through a vast gap in the roof.
The reason it is important to have skylights that are seamed
with vinyl is that they help keep cold air out and warm air in.
However this can be a drawback if you live in a hot climate and
the sun is beating down through your skylight vinyl windows all
day. In hotter climates tinted skylight windows or ones equipped
with automatic shades are more useful so that the cost of your
air conditioning does not rocket sky high. Skylight vinyl
windows are best utilized in colder, damper climates where
insulation from the elements is needed.
The larger they are the better skylights vinyl windows look in
any room. The usual size of skylight vinyl windows is between
one and four square feet. Cubbyhole sized ones just look tacky
unless they are highlighting a sculpture or a plant.
However sometimes you only have room for a small vinyl sealed
skylight in which case it is recommended that you buy one that
has a funnel shape that is wider at the bottom. This allows more
light than normal to be filtered into the room from the skylight
and then be spread and reflected over a larger area. Light adds
heat. Make sure that this type of skylight is also vented to
allow heat to escape if you live in a hot climate.
In essence there are three different types of vinyl sky light
windows.
Vented Skylight. The vented skylight is more of a modern entity,
as before the late eighties most skylights did not have the
ability to open or close. These types of skylight vinyl windows
can be opened either electronically or manually. The vinyl
stripping around the frame of the window prevents them from
leaking rain.
Sun Tunnels. Sun tunnels are essentially holes that are about a
foot wide that allow sunlight through to dim areas of your home.
They are installed to allow more natural light into bathrooms,
basements, attics and even closets!
Skylight Window Shades – These are skylights that come with a
lid. Sometimes it isn’t always ideal to have the sunlight
brightening your room especially if you want to take a nap or
view a movie in the dark. These types of skylights come with a
remote that allows you to adjust the amount of light in the room.
Skylight vinyl windows are so secure and water proof that the
need to frame the skylight with wood is no longer necessary. The
vinyl also prevents double paned windows from sweating. However
if you prefer the more elegant, finished look of wood wrapped
windowpanes they can be easily fitted around skylight vinyl
windows to achieve a more traditional appearance.