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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.

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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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246 Reviews

PeterJaggard

Brilliant company to work with, always ready to assist, and very good communication. Excellent product, of great quality and looks brilliant, well pleased. Thanks to all at EOS

Posted 1 week ago

MadeleineBradbury

Delighted with our rooflights. EOS did everything they said they would do when they said they would do it. We were a bit nervous about doing our own fitting but we got precise, practical instruction diagrams and all went very smoothly

Posted 1 week ago

JeffereySmith

Excellent rooflights and easy to fit

Posted 3 weeks ago

AndrewHamilton

Excellent product, delivered on time. Would certainly use this company again,

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Rooflights are high quality and fixing instructions clear.

Posted 1 month ago

PaulSeabright

A great product. The speed and efficiency of the online purchase and then the delivery of the items made the process a hassle free pleasure that is all to rare these days.

Posted 1 month ago

KevinTimmins

From ordering to receiving our rooflight everything went great, we built the upstand ourselves from the drawings supplied and the light fitted perfectly. Excellent product at a great price. Wish everything on our extension went that well. 5 stars all round.

Posted 1 month ago

ShafiqCaan

Hi, excellent service and they added solar control without additional charge.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Clearly a top quality roof light which is beautifully made. I looked at several manufacturers and the EOS had the best insulation among those I looked at. The frame is substantially made and the glass perfectly set into it. It was really simple to fit and the superb drawings allowed me to construct the kirb with confidence and accuracy. Delivery was fast and the unit well supported and protected on a pallet.

Posted 1 month ago

Jeremy

Very impressed with dealing with EOS, great quality product, courteous and good communication which helped make my decision to purchase the 2 Roof lights I needed from them. Thanks for your help.

Posted 1 month ago

Michael

Roof lights turned up day we asked for van driver was very helpful and in position look great !!!

Posted 1 month ago

Joe

Great product and customer service

Posted 2 months ago

Ray

I was really pleased with the quality of the roof lanterns I ordered 2mt x 1mt and 1.5mt x 1mt. We have all heard the old saying you only get what you pay for and this product is spot on ,great build quality would highly recommend

Posted 2 months ago

Richard

I always get my sky lights from EOS. They are reliable, friendly and very good quality. There technical help is invaluable. Richard Abbey Building

Posted 2 months ago

Andy

We recently bought an opening roof light 1 metre x 1500 and a fixed roof light 1 metre x 1500 and we have found EOS Rooflights very competitive in price and of high quality also technical advice was very good.

Posted 2 months ago

Nicola

In the middle of Covid 19 lockdown they were able to advise, honestly estimating the future timing of delivery. I had to wait, which was not surprising, but their service was very personal.

Posted 2 months ago

Paul

Very good quality flat roof windows , good seling-advice service , fast delivery.

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Ordered my roof light well in advance of delivery date And it arrived on the pre arranged date. The item came with fantastic fitting instructions and requirements, a pleasure to fit. I’ll be recommending these products to future clients. Nice to see great design and ease of fitting with a sales and delivery service to back it up.

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Quotation was prompt, the technical questions I asked were promptly replied to by the team and when the order was placed, I was kept updated with progression and delivery date. My non-standard delivery request (by hiab lorry to off load) was handled well and I would recommend if you don't have a team of burly builders as the window and upstand (mine was 3.2m x 1.3m) is exceptionally well made, robust and very heavy!

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

EOS Rooflights provided two high quality rooflights which were well well made (when compared to others I have seen), with good customer service from Elliot and Chris including drawings and installation advice. The delivery company were however a disappointment, using a lorry which was too high for the builder to safely unload from, and a driver who couldn't be less bothered. EOS recognised this and offered compensation.

Posted 2 months ago

Iona

Excellent all round. Very happy with the rooflights and the excellent customer service and follow up care. Happy to recommend EOS!

Posted 2 months ago