Let There Be Light This Winter With A Skylight
Could a post-Brexit Britain be forced to stop changing the clocks in spring and autumn by the European Union? That’s the latest in a long line of rumours, but for now we can say with absolute certainty that we will all be putting our clocks back an hour this weekend, giving us all an extra hour in bed!
The changing of the clocks does though mean that the evenings will get darker earlier in the day, so it’s important that you make the most of the very short window of daylight we will receive each day over the coming months.
Speaking of windows, the installation of a skylight in an appropriate spot within your house will aid with light transference and help you capitalise on any sunlight to keep your home interior well illuminated.
When we use the word “skylight” we are also referring to rooflights and roof lanterns, products designed for a similar purpose.
You must decide which room would most benefit from a skylight. Might it be the master bedroom or do you spend a lot of time in your kitchen? It could be the case that you install a skylight in both.
Once a decision has been reached, the size, shape and positioning of a skylight, rooflight or roof lantern needs to be right. 5 Star will create a bespoke design and determine its best position by surveying a house before carrying out any installation. Key points to note in relation to the positioning of a skylight include:
A north-facing rooflight provides pretty consistent but cool illumination
An east-facing rooflight provides maximum light transference in a morning
A south-facing rooflight provides maximum solar heat gain throughout the seasons
A west-facing rooflight provides maximum light transference and solar heat gain during the afternoons.
You will find with each of our skylights that the glass takes prominence and the framing is largely insignificant to ensure that light literally floods in.
Why leave yourself in the dark this winter when a 5 Star skylight will brighten up the feel of your house? Request a copy of our Atlas Skylights and UltraSky Lanterns brochures.