If you’re like many of our customers, you have been thinking about installing a skylight for a long time, but just didn’t have all the information you needed. Lucky for you, Skylight Solutions is the expert in skylights! We’ve installed more than 20,000 skylights in the north Texas area over the last 25 years, so we’ve seen it all. So what information do you need? Let’s look.
First, you need to know what kind of skylight you need for the area of your home you’re looking to improve. There are two categories of skylights in a general sense: Tubular Skylights and Standard Skylights. This may sound counter-intuitive, but once you see all the facts, it will make more sense. What it really boils down to is where you can use the different types of skylights in your home.
So what is a Tubular Skylight? Glad you asked. A Tubular Skylight is a skylight that is built to bring sunlight into your home by placing a dome on the roof, connecting it to a tube that runs through your attic, then connecting that tube to one of several choices of fixtures on the ceiling of the room in your home that you want lighted. It’s an excellent choice for the homeowner who wants to get the most bang for your buck, since each tubular skylight is so inexpensive to install.
Skylight Solutions offers both of the top two brands in Tubular Skylights, Solatube and Velux Sun Tunnel, so you know you’re getting the best for your home. Both companies back their products with extensive warranties, and they both have outstanding reputations in the industry.
Standard Skylights are more akin to what you think of when you imagine a skylight. They are effectively windows of one sort or another mounted onto your roof, that then allow natural light into your home. We offer several exciting varieties of skylights, including Fixed (you can’t open them) and Fresh Air Skylights (you can open them by remote control!). This allows you the freedom to choose the skylight that’s right for your home.
Another great feature to our skylights is the option to have a shade installed. This allows you to put a skylight on the side of your home that gets the most sun, while also keeping you from being “blinded by the light”, so to speak. You control how much light gets in and when. While natural light is great, it’s nice to be able to have control over how much. This is great news for homeowners who have always wanted a skylight for their living room, but have thought that they could not since it was on the west side of the house.
Of course, you can always contact us for any questions you might have at 972-263-6033 or email us by clicking here.