The Different Types Of Skylights

As with roof and windows that you can install at your homes, offices or at any other buildings, the skylights too come in various shapes and sizes and you can get the one you want. If you are interested in buying a skylight for your home like the skylight replacement domes, do check out the collection available at Shire Skylights. They have categorized the skylights in three distinct categories based on their installations. The first one is known as a traditional skylight. This is most popularly installed in households with roofs that are flat or pitched. The skylights available under this category at Shire Skylights are of various sizes with each having different features. You can even shop for blinds that go along with these skylights. If you have never had a skylight installed at your home before, now is the time, shop one from Shire Skylight and see the difference it brings to your homes and life.

Roof windows and Sun Tunnels

The second type of skylights available at Shire Skylights is known as roof windows. Their function is similar to that of a window, but the difference is you have them on the roof. You can easily open and close them when needed and cleaning them is also supper easy as the glass can be rotated. The third category they have at Shire Skylight is that of a sun tunnel. This skylight is in shape of a tunnel and is a great way to illuminate your attic spaces or secret hideout places in your homes as this tunnel would connect directly to the roof of your house, allowing light to enter during the day. It is also great to have in area where you may have issues setting up wires and new switch board and all. If you think that you may not be able to decide which skylight to choose for your home, then you need not to worry as the team at Shire Skylight comprises of experts who can look at your homes and help you choose the skylight that would bet suit your purpose. 

The skylights you need to know of

In addition to the skylights that you may have traditionally seen, there are numerous ways in which skylights have been used and designed by architects over the years. Some of these are as follows: the first one is an open skylight. This skylight can be completely open like a door to look outside or for air and light flow. The second one is with a fixed structure. If you have a fixed skylight, this means that you will not be able to open or close it as per your wish; it is more like a glass installation in the roof. The third one is a skylight that is retractable, it functions similar to a roller gate, but the difference is that you can open up your roof completely or partially as you want and later close it. The structure of this skylight is based on a frame with rollers so that you can slide open and close.