Before selecting a skylight for your home, you are what is the best type of skylight, is necessary to determine the energy efficiency of your home improvement work where.
First of all, it is recommended that you to understand the energy ratings of skylights if you do not have already. Next, the evaluation of energy performance for your skylight, you can determine what you need based on the climate, to the original design.
For labeling of energy-efficient skylights, ENERGY STAR has established minimum standards for energy performance assessment of climate change. However, this criterion is not responsible for the design of the house. Do you build a new house, if you make a major renovation, addition, and therefore, as part of the overall design of your home, the ability to design and integration of the skylight selection, approach to build a house energy efficiency is required.
The size and position
The size of the window, exposure, a significant impact on the temperature of the space below. If more than 5 rooms, rather than a percentage of surfactant in the many windows, more than 15% of the surface of the small window the entire surface area of ??the room in general, but not the window size.
You are, if you need also the potential of passive solar energy in order to maximize and / or natural light, you must take into account the position of the skylight. Constant, skylights on the roof in the north offer insights about cool. It offers a maximum of light and heat of the sun in the morning things on the roof of the east-oriented. Skylight facing the west, provides a direct sunlight and heat gain in the afternoon. South window is potential, however, provides a gain of often unnecessary heat in the summer of passive solar maximum winter desirable than other places. Are you, or by flowing window treatments to move inside or outside the window, to install a skylight in the shade of the leaves of trees added, you can prevent unwanted solar heat. Some units, has a special glass that can help you gain control of the heat of the sun.
If you choose a skylight for your home, it should be considered, such as glass which has been used as energy efficiency improvements in your home is important. Based on factors such as climate and various skylight design oriented like this, it might be also different types of glass for another skylight in your home.
Skylight glass, usually made from plastic or glass. Other techniques can be used for solar control glass.
Plastic glass is usually expensive, difficult to damage compared to most other glass material is not. However, you can become discolored and the surface of these plastic scratch easily, and they are brittle over time. (Unless the window has been designed with special film) may be one of the most ultraviolet (UV), may increase the fading that may cause damage to the equipment, a lot of plastic. Acrylic, and polycarbonate, glass, plastic is the most commonly used. Although weaker than polycarbonate acrylic, the less cost. Some yellow polycarbonate impact resistance, with age. Has provided
Glass, and are typically the most expensive in the skylight. Does not fade stronger than plastic and glass. All glass used in the window are made of tempered glass in general terms “safety glass”, should be stacked at the same time. There are most resistant tempered glass. Glass is manufactured with a thin layer of plastic embedded near the center of the laminated glass. Maintains a large glass line break, both in sharp debris. Skylight is often tempered glass laminated glass outside and inside. This configuration gives maximum impact resistance, fall, to protect the occupants from broken glass.
Heat reflective glass
Skylight, because it is located on the roof, it can lead to large amounts of heat from the sun of the summer heat and winter of counterfeit time-saving. Manufacturers to reduce these effects, we use the technology of various glasses. The most common technique can be used in glass, is as follows.
Heat absorption color
Insulated glass (double glazing, triple glass)
Low-emissivity coating (E low).
Some manufacturers, you can install a translucent insulation material between the layers of glass for thermal efficiency and to create an assembly.
Mirror, or simply opening element for evolution “high-tech” latest “is to collect solar tracking solar cylinder watermark in order to maximize the window of daylight saving time on the roof for” item “… a large lens-shaped is the skylight of the traditional with a reflector that is over. this opening, is mounted can be connected to a pipe that is mirrored. next to him, or to be mounted or recessed in the ceiling of the room under skylight “light pipe” that has, almost tubular, have a diffused lens this feature has been set.
Design of these skylights, be compared with similar traditional skylights, reducing heat loss during the day and night of overheating effectively, they do not provide views or ventilation.
Skylight, you can provide ventilation and light. Ventilation of the building by the opening of the skylight, warm air near the ceiling is accumulated naturally. Skylight ventilation is usually more open to the outside bottom of some than others. Some units will need to escape through a small hinge panel. Design can be used under the belt to rotate along with the band on the inside of the ventilation of the above protected. If the vent is open, you can increase the chance of rain and snow access to this room. Skylight, you can open manually with sticks, chains and crank. We also offer automated unit and an electric motor or pneumatic equipment. In some models, when it rains, to automatically close the skylight is equipped with a moisture sensor.
Can be used as a door, it is called from the large windows and the “window” from time to time. Skylight, there will always be within a few feet above the ground.
In very cold weather, skylights are often prone to condensation of water vapor in the glass. Accumulation of water flowing into the chamber may be then. Usually, the best skylights, internal channel for collecting condensation so that it can evaporate later. Skylight thermal efficiency will be lower the possibility of most condensation problems.
Form a skylight
Skylight is available for a variety of shapes and sizes. The most common shape is cylindrical rectangular, circular, elliptical, square, triangle, and multifaceted. Units of non-rectangular, usually, I use the plastic, they are using the high quality glass. Glass, curved flat, dome, or pyramid can be a flat on the concave side and the lower section of the high-side surface “distorted”. Flexibility in order to place the offer of these dome, pyramid, type of bending. The filing of their design will be able to enter the light from extreme angles than flat or distorted unit. It can be used more positioning options.
Slope and curvature of the glass, it might be moisture and leaves. Design of these skylights, you must not necessary flat skylight for proper drainage for flat roof or bass slope of additional development.
The tubular skylight, will be smaller than most other skylights. They are, without enlarging the size, contains a solar collector roof-mounted lighting and increase the likelihood of their lighting. Surface because it has a small solar collector on the roof, tubular skylight can help minimize the heat loss and heat gain in summer and winter. You can minimize the impact of building a house even at small sizes.
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