Types of Skylights

Skylights

Different types of roof skylights:

Traditional Skylights - These are capable of providing daylight, ventilation, breath-taking views and aesthetics. With the advent of recent housing technologies, the performance of skylights has been improved to a great extent. Features like double and triple insulated glazed panels, low-emissivity coatings and heat-absorbing tints can enhance the functionality of skylights. These utilities have shown great improvements as compared to the older skylights.

Skylights on Roofing SystemThermal images of skylights on roof

Solar Skylights - This is a combination of traditional skylight blended with silicon solar cells. The main purpose behind using this kind of skylight is to harness solar power to produce electricity and to generate a highly heated fluid that can power a heater or a cooler that operates on heat. These skylights are rarely found on roofs today, but thought to be the future in green roofing platform technology systems.

Modern Skylights (tubular and dome) – There are several types of modern skylights that are available in the market these days. You can get a wide number of options in shapes and sizes too, like, oval, dome-shaped, multi-faceted, pyramidal, circular and tubular. Tubular skylights are known to reduce daytime excessive heating and heat loss during night time.

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