Skylights are both functional and visually pleasing to any residential roofing. It is able to utilize the light coming in to accentuate areas of the home while giving additional illumination throughout the room. However, some skylights provide another form of ventilation, much like a window. This holds true for the vented type of skylight.
A vented skylight can be opened and closed to control air ventilation and circulation. it will allow hot air to escape, fresh air to circulate, and help to control temperatures in moderate climates. They are able to cool the room in warmer months without increasing your electric bills due to air conditioning. Vented skylights are particularly useful in kitchens and bathrooms, as a means of creating updrafts to expel humid indoor air. Vented skylights are more complex structures, which make them more prone to condensation and leakage problems. They can be quite expensive to install due to its moving parts.
On the other hand, fixed skylights are simpler and cheaper structures. They are slightly less prone roof repair or leakage due to its simple and straightforward design. They cannot be opened or closed like a window, but they are still able to provide needed natural light to illuminate a room.
To help you choose, let us go back to your original objective for wanting to install a skylight. Your intended location is key. If placed in an attic, a vented skylight may prove to be best for releasing moisture and preventing damage. This is also true for bathrooms and kitchens. Skylights in these places can allow steam or smoke to be expelled.
Home remodelers choose to add skylights primarily for natural lighting but they can also be used to ventilate, depending on design. They also add visual appeal to the room without requiring too much effort. To make the most of skylights, get in touch with Pressure Point Roofing Eugene, LLC. We offer roof maintenance and installation services to give your home the protection it needs. Call us at (541)393-8183 or fill out our contact form. We serve clients in Oregon, including Springfield, OR, and nearby communities.