Skylights Through the Years
Skylights have satisfied humanity’s yearning for natural light as far back as the Roman Empire. The Pantheon, a masterpiece of ancient Roman architecture, features one of history’s first skylights – a magnificent central opening, or oculus, that illuminates its interior with sunlight. As the centuries passed, skylights evolved with technology and architectural trends. But it wasn’t until industrialization and the mass production of glass that skylights became widely accessible and started appearing in many homes and buildings.
Today, the skylight retains its classical allure, while advancements have made it a practical and energy-efficient feature in modern homes. At Standard Roofing and Restoration, we’re proud to continue this tradition, marrying the historical charm of skylights with contemporary design and functionality.
Your Choices in Skylights: A Variety of Options
Skylights come in a variety of shapes and styles, but they all fall into three main categories:
Fixed skylights: As the name suggests, these are non-opening skylights that are permanently sealed, offering unobstructed views of the sky and an influx of natural light. Fixed skylights are an excellent solution for rooms with ample ventilation but needing additional brightness. These skylights are energy-efficient and offer exceptional weatherproofing due to their fixed nature. They require minimal maintenance, making them a cost-effective and durable choice for your home. At Standard Roofing and Restoration, we install high-quality fixed skylights, ensuring a seamless blend with your existing roof architecture and a radiant home environment.
Vented skylights: Also known as ventilating or operable skylights, these are an ideal choice for homeowners seeking not just natural light but also improved air circulation in their spaces. These skylights can be opened – either manually or remotely –allowing fresh air to flow freely, enhancing indoor air quality and reducing the need for artificial cooling. Vented skylights work wonders in spaces like kitchens and bathrooms, where they can expel excess heat and humidity. At Standard Roofing and Restoration, we take great care in installing vented skylights, ensuring their proper function, durability, and optimal sealing when closed to prevent any water leakage or heat loss.
Tubular skylights: Sometimes called sun tunnels or solar tubes, these are a revolutionary solution for bringing natural light into spaces where traditional skylights may not fit. They are particularly suitable for smaller rooms, corridors, or areas with a complicated roof structure. Tubular skylights consist of a compact, circular dome on the roof that captures sunlight and a highly reflective tube that channels the light down into the room, diffusing it evenly. Despite their smaller size, tubular skylights can illuminate a space remarkably well, providing the brightness equivalent to several light bulbs, depending on the tube diameter. Plus, they are energy-efficient and easy to install, causing minimal disruption to the roof structure. At Standard Roofing and Restoration, we offer expert installation of tubular skylights, helping to brighten your home while enhancing its energy efficiency.
Excellence in Skylight Installation
Skylight installation is more than merely fitting a window into your roof. It involves careful consideration of the roof’s structure, appropriate placement for maximum sunlight, and precise installation to prevent future leaks. Our crew is expertly trained to ensure a watertight seal and weatherproof finish, safeguarding your home against any adverse weather conditions. We take pride in our work and are dedicated to delivering an installation that not only adds beauty to your home but also stands the test of time.
Connect with Standard Roofing and Restoration Today
Whether it’s a fixed skylight for uninterrupted views of the sky, a vented skylight for extra fresh air, or a tubular skylight for compact spaces, our expert team at Standard Roofing and Restoration is here to illuminate your world with our residential skylight installation service. Contact us today for a free quote or to learn more about our services. We’re eager to help you transform your home with the natural beauty of daylight.