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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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Anonymous

Friendly, helpful and informative customer service. Good product and quick delivery.

Posted 7 months ago

Kairen

Beautifully designed, high spec, and look fantastic. Simple website and helpful service from guys at EOS. Prompt delivery. This is a quality product.

Posted 7 months ago

Lee

Morning big thanks to Chris and his team, very helpful their product is by far the best complete roof light system out there. I highly recommend this company will be using them again, ps also very easy to install Kind regards Lee

Posted 7 months ago

Sarah

They were extremely efficient and most of all knowledgable about their products - they offered detailed information and were extremely patient with all my questions. They managed to ship the product very quickly and it arrived to us the same week. Very happy with EOS. The product itself is great!

Posted 7 months ago

Clifford Nicholson

Very efficient and easy to deal with.

Posted 7 months ago

Tim Lancaster

The roof light that I ordered arrived on time and appears to be very well made. The instructions were clear and my builder had no problems installing it, other than in getting it onto the roof as it is very heavy. The roof light looks good and I am glad that I was able to buy one with such a good U value as I wanted the light without the loss of heat.

Posted 7 months ago

Mark Harris

Great service, nothing is a hassle and super helpful

Posted 7 months ago

Carl Smith

Prompt delivery, excellent quality and easy to install, a great product.

Posted 7 months ago

Anonymous

EoS and their staff were very helpful in design and specification for a large skylight. They gave top quality support in the runnup to installation and were very accommodating in helping to source correct vehicle to crane in said (very heavy) skylight.

Posted 7 months ago

Kay

I'm delighted with my EOS roof lights. I had to choose roof lights that were slightly smaller than I wanted, due to design constraints, but the amount of light provided is wonderful and unexpected. The whole kitchen is lit up, even when the curtains are closed across our french doors. Many thanks EOS, A happy customers.

Posted 7 months ago

Timothy Rickford

Very happy with the service from EOS staff and quality of the product. Would definitely use again.

Posted 7 months ago

Anonymous

Great after sales support and service from knowledgeable staff. Also a really good quality product.

Posted 7 months ago

Anonymous

Excellent service! The windows are gorgeous and their staff are always so available and happy to answer questions on short notice, and I had a lot!

Posted 7 months ago

Sarah Willett

Really helpful on specifying size and advice on installing.

Posted 7 months ago

Anonymous

Really nice company - fast, efficient and pleasant in all my dealings with them. There was a delivery error and they worked hard to find a solution as quickly as possible and did everything they said they would. Really impressed all round - when you are having an extension on your house, you end up dealing with lots of suppliers. I wish they were all as good as EOS.

Posted 7 months ago

Rebecca Phillips

Eos gave us a really good service, good communication throughout, most importantly the roof lights are amazing - really good quality and look great

Posted 8 months ago

Luke Carroll

Ease of installation and provided a huge amount of light to our extension. We chose the electric opening option which is fantastic for ventilation.

Posted 8 months ago

Rebecca Phillips

Very good service but most importantly excellent quality roof lights, very pleased thank you

Posted 8 months ago

Anonymous

They delivered what I wanted!

Posted 8 months ago

Anonymous

Good service and communication, competitive prices. Very helpful and understanding.

Posted 8 months ago

Colin Nelson

Great product, helpful customer service staff who answered any question I had.

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