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How to Choose the Right Skylights for Your Home

Want to brighten up your home? Skylights could provide you with the ideal solution. In addition to bringing natural light into your home, skylights will help you to reduce your dependency on artificial lighting, enabling you to save money and reduce your carbon footprint.

Whether you are looking to brighten up your kitchen, hallway, living room or loft conversion, you will need to choose the best skylight for your needs. Here are just a few of the considerations you will need to make before purchasing a skylight for your home.

Sizes

The physical size of your skylight will have an impact on the illumination level and temperature of the room in which it is installed, so choosing wisely will help you better control the level of light and heat coming into your home. Contrary to popular belief, bigger skylights are not necessarily better. When installed in a suitable position, a small skylight will be able to brighten your room with ease.

You may also like to consider stock sizes which are often more cost effective and will benefit from shorter lead times.

Design

Firstly you will need to decide whether you require an opening or fixed version. An opening or vented skylight will enable you to let more air into a room whereas a fixed version is used where more light is required.

For more information on the different skylight options on the market, you can use our rooflight for flat roofs product selector.

Location

If you wish to maximise daylight coming into your home, you will need to consider your skylight’s position. Skylights on north-facing roofs will provide you with fairly constant but cool illumination. Those on east-facing roofs will provide maximum light and heat gain in the morning, whilst those on west-facing roofs will provide this in the afternoon. Skylights on south-facing roofs will offer the greatest potential for desirable winter heat. However, they can occasionally generate unwanted heat gain during the summer months. In this instance a solar reflective glass option or internal blind may be a consideration.

Insulation

Advances in skylight design and manufacturing have significantly reduced any issues which allow heat to escape from your home. This loss is measured by the term U-value, so the lower the U-value of your chosen skylight, the better the insulation it will provide. Where possible you should aim for U Value of 1.2 WmK or under, ask your supplier to provide a copy of their test results to confirm that there products are as efficient as they say. Remember a glass center pane U value is not the same as the product U Value, providing a glass U Value is a little trick used in the industry to make products appear more efficient that they actually are.

Cost

The cost of your skylight will depend on the type, quantity and size you choose and the complexity of the installation. Bear in mind that large rooflights can be more cost effective compared to multiple smaller skylights, but installation costs may increase and in some instances specialist lifting equipment be required. Modular Rooflights can be a stylish way to glaze a large area while keeping the sections smaller and more manageable means that the install is a far simpler process.

These tips should give you a good idea of the considerations needed in order to choose the best roof light for your home. Here at EOS Rooflights, we can provide you with a bespoke package to suit your needs. If you want to find out more, get in touch today or take a look at our Fixed Rooflights, Opening Rooflights, Triple Glazed Rooflights, WalkOn Rooflights, Modular Rooflights, Circular Rooflights or Access Rooflights pages for more information and to see our stock sizes and product information.

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If you have any questions, would like a bespoke price or want to enquire about our installation service. Give us a call or drop an email:

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321 Reviews

David Baker

EOS were chosen as the rooflight supplier as our builder had failed to deliver the items. Rooflights were 1500mm square, something other suppliers were unable to provide. Rooflights were delivered and fitted on a Saturday morning two weeks before Christmas. They dropped onto the prepared upstands. Great service from start to finish, they knew exactly what they were talking about, the manufacturing is first class, they were local. Would we recommend them to anybody who wanted a first class product. without a doubt.

Posted 1 month ago

Phil

We have had several eos rooflights (possible 10-12) over the last 5-6 years. Every one has been as it should be. Received in perfect condition, delivered on time. And the roof-lights are well made and look perfect once fitted. Company is also very helpful if help is required. I’ve seen cheaper alternatives supplied and fitted by others but they are inferior quality. These are

Posted 1 month ago

Alison Smith

Very happy with your service

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Very efficient sales team

Posted 1 month ago

Kieran

Needed a large bespoke roof light upstand made and they managed to turn it around in a day! Great company, would definitely use them again. Thanks

Posted 1 month ago

David Kingston

Great company to deal with, made the process very simple, delivered on time and fitted perfectly

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Easy to deal with, the pricing was great and delivery of 5 skylights was quick and stress free. One small problem was quickly resolved, great company.

Posted 6 months ago

Justin David Davis

Great product despatched and delivered very quickly

Posted 6 months ago

Anonymous

Great rooflights

Posted 7 months ago

Anonymous

Recently purchased an electric roof light from EOS. Very happy with the finished product, study and functions very well. It also looks very stylish. I received excellent customer service from EOS at all stages, they couldn't have been more helpful. Highly recommended.

Posted 8 months ago

Anonymous

Great Rooflights , simple to fit and swift delivery, many Thanks

Posted 9 months ago

Liam Grenander

Very professional customer support / sales team. Dealt with our roof light enquiry quickly and kept me updated on transit and delivery. Will be purchasing roof lights from them again when our projects require them.

Posted 9 months ago

Brad Lander - Bailand Construction Ltd

EOS Rooflights were knowledgable in their field, very helpful and the products (Roof Lantern and Flat glass roof lights) were of a good quality. The Roof lights were easily installed and full installation instructions were supplied for those who are installing for the first time. Would recommend.

Posted 9 months ago

A Memet

Very efficient with processing my order and delivery. I ordered a 3M roof lantern and a smaller flat roof light. Both were simple to install on my own upstands and they both look great. My only negative was the cost was a lot for what they are but I don’t think eos are excessively expensive, I think the roof lanterns themselves are what’s pricey. Anyhow I’m happy 😃

Posted 1 year ago

Leo

EOS were brilliant all through the consultation/sales process and delivery. The skylight looks great and works a treat with the electronic switch. Their after-care support was also very helpful and patient when we mistakenly thought we had an issue. Would highly recommend them.

Posted 1 year ago

Jonathan Tregidga Buyer at Legacy

As a company we have used EOS for some time. We use the EOS Rooflight Flexi Lid product a lot and also the EOS Smoke Vent Rooflight AOV on our projects. We cannot fault the company for the service, communication and value for money.

Posted 1 year ago

Tom

Excellent products, great customer service and post sales support! Unfortunately the courier damaged our roof lights slightly, however EOS went above and beyond to rectify! Special mention to Natalie O’Hara in ops, she was so helpful, prompt and a real pleasure to deal with! Highly recommend EOS!

Posted 1 year ago

Anonymous

Great delivery, great product. Really helpful customer service to organise the delivery of the rooflight

Posted 1 year ago

Wayne

My Eos rooflight turned up on time as always, simple to install and looks great, throws so much light into what was a dark space, the quality of the rooflight is amazing, I will continue buying from Eos in the future,

Posted 1 year ago

Clive Woodford

The rooflights are a key feature externally of the property as they are prominent on the flat roof. They are angled by 15 degrees to allow the south facing sun to enter the house maximising natural light and also utilising any solar gain. The majority are triple glazed, with a couple of larger opening lights being double glazed. Internally they provide so much light and the light shafts are a characteristic of the internal architecture given that there are 15 within the house. The ordering and supply process was straightforward and installing them worked well with the pre-made upstands. All in all a very satisfactory and successful decision to select Eos rooflights.

Posted 1 year ago

Mr Jones

I was after rooflights with laminated glass and of good quality! I contacted EOS after seeing and viewing their products. They fitted the requirements. The service was first rate, nothing was a problem and the drawings to work before delivery excellent. Would highly recommend.

Posted 1 year ago