If you’ve been thinking about getting skylights in Sydney for your home, school, or commercial property, you’ve probably been doing your research. By now you should have already learned that they’re an excellent way to save money on your energy bill, lower your carbon footprint, as well as add an element of architectural beauty to your structure.
What concerns some people, though, is that they won’t have as much control over the interior temperature. However, there are many ways to achieve temperature control with skylights. Here are just a few tips to keep in mind when selecting skylights to ensure that you’ll get to enjoy all of those benefits they have to offer, including a comfortable temperature.
Over the years, multiple technological advancements have been made when it comes to glazing. Tints that absorb heat, low-emission coatings, and insulation are all used to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and homes, as well as help with temperature control. Glazing works to protect the integrity of the structure by combatting damaging weather elements, while still successfully incorporating natural light and improving the architectural aesthetics.
Some designs offer you the option of venting the skylight. Depending on your particular structures layout, you can release the warm air that rises to the ceiling, thus helping you keep the interior cool in the summer. If you have very specific needs, talk to the professionals about a custom design.
If you find that you’re skylight is positioned in a way that at certain times too much heat or brightness comes through, you can simply get or blinds for the skylight. These are a very affordable solution to provide shade and give you complete control of your skylight.
You can easily adjust these to the desired amount of natural light and to help with the temperature.
While you might have a few ideas about where you would like to see the skylight installed, pay attention to the sunlight during the different times of the day. The positioning of the skylight will make a difference in the view you have of the natural light and how invasive (or not) it will be. Talk to the professionals about your concerns and the best positioning for your particular structure.
It’s important to remember that the sun from the north will give you a different illumination than when you place the skylight on the eastern side of the roof. Same goes for southern and western placements. Also, the slope and angle will have an effect on how the interior temperature is managed.
When it comes to skylights (and really any addition to your property), it will only be as strong as the installation. We use high-quality products and the best practices for all of our installations, so you can make the most out of your property. If you have any questions about how to achieve your most comfortable temperature with skylights, or what design is best for you, don’t hesitate to call us at 1300 759 772, and we’ll find the perfect solution.