Skylights and Sun Tunnels
Skylights brighten up dark rooms. Even the smallest of units can make a noticeable difference in the way a room looks and feels. The amount of natural light a skylight allows is up to five times more than that of a typical wall window of the same size. Skylights provide natural daylight, so you can save money by minimizing your dependency on artificial electrical lights. They can also help provide much needed ventilation. Skylights can be categorized into two main groups: curb-mounted and self-flashing.
Curb-mounted skylights are the most common type of skylight. A curb-mounted skylight is designed to be mounted on top of an existing flashed roof curb. The curb is simply a box that is built higher than the roof and is sealed to become part of the roof. A good way to understand this is if you consider the skylight curb to be a shoebox and the curb-mounted skylight the shoebox lid.
A self-flashing skylight is a skylight that comes with a built in roof curb. Self-flashing means the skylight has a large flat flange around the perimeter of the skylight (built in flashing) which is used to tie in directly with the roof shingles. The self-flashing skylight is a low profile, reasonably priced and durable skylight option.
Sun tunnels are a relatively new product on the market and are perfect for darker areas where a traditional skylight won’t work. Essentially, a sun tunnel is a tubular skylight that extends from the roof to the ceiling. Sun tunnels are a perfect way to brighten up a gloomy room with an abundance of natural daylight.
Dayus Preferred Product: Velux Skylight
Dayus Roofing recommends Velux Skylight products. Velux has been the industry leader in daylighting projects for over 60 years. Velux is committed to creating the highest quality, most energy efficient daylighting products available.
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Alternative Option: Columbia Skylights