Ever felt like your home could use more natural light and fresh air? Openable skylights might just be the magical touch you’ve been searching for!
Let’s dive into the world of openable skylights and find out how they can brighten up your home and your life.
Installation: openable vs. fixed skylights
Surprisingly, the installation process for openable and fixed skylights is quite similar. But with openable skylights, you can remove the sash (the pane that opens) to make it easier to lift onto the roof. Plus, electric skylights require a little help from an electrician to wire up a GPO.
Opening up to ventilation and energy efficiency
Openable skylights offer a breath of fresh air, making them ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, and open-plan living spaces. They let steam and smells escape, keeping your home fresh and inviting.
While energy efficiency differences between openable and fixed skylights are minimal, the added ventilation can help maintain a comfortable indoor environment.
Openable skylights: pros and cons
Openable skylights are like the Swiss army knife of skylights – they do it all! They let light in, just like their fixed counterparts, but they also allow for ventilation. Imagine steam from your kitchen or bathroom effortlessly wafting away!
And when you don’t need the extra ventilation, just keep it closed, and it acts like a fixed skylight. Although they’re often pricier compared to its fixed counterpart, they’re still worth the investment if you value that flexibility.
Fixed skylights: pros and cons
Fixed skylights are the classic beauty of skylights. With less frame around the perimeter, you get more glass and a clear view of the sky.
They’re also the cheaper alternative due to their singular function. The downside? They’re fixed, so no extra ventilation here.
Openable skylights: the nitty-gritty of maintenance
Just like your windows, skylights need a little love and cleaning now and then. Keep an eye out for any debris build-up that might cause issues. Openable skylights have a few more components that might need attention down the line, but nothing a little TLC can’t handle!
Resale value? Cha-ching!
Although we can’t give you specific numbers, one thing’s for sure: natural light and ventilation are always a plus for home buyers. Well-placed openable skylights can make your home feel bigger, airier, and just generally more welcoming.
So, are you ready to let the sunshine (and fresh air) in? Contact Roof Space Renovators today and let’s get started on your openable skylight installation. Let’s make your home the talk of the town!