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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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268 Reviews

BrianHowarth

We are very happy with both the product and the service we received from the company. The roof light is of excellent quality at a competitive price and the customer service was excellent. It is always good to be able to contact a company once you have ordered a product and this was certainly the case with EOS Rooflights Ltd. Unlike a number of other companies we have had to deal with during our building project.

Posted 2 weeks ago

DaveRafferty

Great product and excellent service from EOS

Posted 2 weeks ago

JohnWalsh

I sent in the order for the roof light and received delivery in 4 weeks, at the moment anything that includes glass is taking ages so I was surprised when it turned up on time.

Posted 2 weeks ago

AndyHill

We have used EOS Rooflights on a couple of projects now and will continue to do so. The quality of the frame which is welded, and the glass connection, is second to none, and this makes for a trouble-free installation. Hillbuilt Construction

Posted 2 weeks ago

DanielRogers

I did a lot of shopping around when trying to find the right product for our extension roof and the EOS Flex electric stood out in terms of price and overall quality. The ordering and delivery process was fantastic (within a week it was with me) and it took less than an hour to install. Really happy with the quality and finish so wouldn't hesitate in recommending to anyone looking for similar

Posted 2 months ago

SandraSanderson

over the moon fits like a glove , excellent service, and delivery

Posted 2 months ago

StevenJohnson

Fast friendly services. Top quality product. I am 100% confident when I recommend EOS rooflights to my clients.

Posted 2 months ago

MarkLaws

We are very pleased with our EOS Rooflights Our Builder was also very impressed with the quality and will use them in future

Posted 4 months ago

AlexanderWhite

Im very happy indeed. Instructions were clear, it went on a treat and looks great.It was a pleasure dealing with you, I shall recommend you

Posted 4 months ago

Anonymous

Very helpful customer service

Posted 4 months ago

JustinGourley

Most importantly of all, a great product - smart and clean design - looks superb. Service was excellent, very responsive - addressing questions quickly and adapting the design as needed. Fully recommend

Posted 5 months ago

Anonymous

We have had very good service from you delivery on time and fitting very easy.We are now enjoying the benefits of having the room flooded with light.Many thanks

Posted 5 months ago

KateAllen

EOS where very helpful throughout, the pricing was competitive with all the quotes we received and the walk-on rooflight was exceptionally well made. We prepared the opening using EOS details and plans and it came exactly as described and fitted perfectly (this seems obvious but surprisingly doesn't always happen). I would 100% use them again and would recommend EOS to others without hesitation. I am extremely pleased with the finished rooflight and it looks brilliant installed. My contractor said it was perfect and came exactly as described too, so good all round.No pictures at present but can provide later! It looks fab!

Posted 6 months ago

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Posted 7 months ago

AshleyNicholson

perfect , elegant and simple which is what we wanted. looks good. Builders told me easy to fit and fiiting instructions were appreciated as they were very clear

Posted 7 months ago

AsifAhmed

Excellent service, I had a few questions regarding installation and these were answered very quickly, very happy to recommend EOS!

Posted 8 months ago

NicoVatnikaj

Very happy with the service on time no delays

Posted 8 months ago

Anonym

Quick delivery and great product

Posted 8 months ago

SeanOwen

Looks great. Very solid, good quality. Service was wonderful, delivered in a couple of days as promised

Posted 10 months ago

Andy

We purchased a flat roof light last year and we're so glad we did. It's made such a difference to the light we get into the room and looks amazing too. Top product and great results. Our builder was impressed with it too and how quickly his question was answered when he was installing it.

Posted 10 months ago

Anonymous

As part of my build project I researched many companies looking for good quality skylights and a company that could offer both opening and fixed skylights. EOS fitted all my requirements. Both Elliot and Chris were consummate professionals in dealing with my queries and ensuring I got my delivery on time. The skylights were solidly constructed and we love them. The only thing I will say is that if you order a bespoke size, make sure you can wait 6 weeks from order to delivery.

Posted 11 months ago