Nothing beats natural lighting when it comes to brightening the mood in a room. And the best way to get more natural lighting is through skylights. But would a venting skylight or a fixed one be better for your home? Genesis Roofing, a top residential roof replacement company in the state, lists down the pros and cons of the two types.
Natural Lighting and Ventilation: Venting Skylights
Venting skylights are the more popular option of the two. Homeowners install them to turn their dark and stuffy attic into comfortable living spaces. Venting skylights provide natural lighting, which can raise your serotonin levels and lift your mood, as well as ventilation, which can remove the stale air from the attic and improve the air circulation there.
The downside is manually opening and closing venting skylights can be challenging, but luckily, modern venting skylights have remote control systems that allow you to close them with a press of a button.
Lower Risk of Leaks: Fixed Skylights
Another drawback is that venting skylights are more prone to suffering leaks and condensation, but since fixed skylights can’t be opened, they’re less prone to leaks and less likely to need a window and roof leak repair. In exchange for this, however, you give up the option of improving the airflow in the room. As such, this option would be more suitable for homeowners looking for a simple, no-frills window that increases the natural lighting in the room.
Regardless of which type you choose, skylights are a good investment, as the natural lighting they provide can reduce your power costs.
However, skylight windows are more susceptible to leaks because they’re installed on the roof, making the proper installation of this type of window all the more important. Only hire qualified contractors, like Genesis Roofing, to install skylight windows. We’re a certified GAF Weather Stopper® roofing contractor that also offers storm damage restoration services.
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