Do you have a skylight in your home? If not, you may be missing out on some of that natural sunlight and the views you get from them. If you’re considering adding a skylight or more the next time you replace your roof, let’s look at the three types of skylights out there and the benefits of each.

3 Types of Skylights for Your Roof

The three types of skylights are: Fixed, tubular and ventilating. Let’s look at the three of them so you can decide which one is right for you.

Fixed Skylights

Fixed skylights don’t open. They provide additional light in a room and that’s it. They’re often placed in attics and stairwells because they offer no functionality other than light on a clear day.

Tubular Skylights

Tubular skylights are a newer type of skylight. They are circular shaped and quite small. They’re typically placed in small rooms, hallways and even closets because of their size. In those spaces, they can eliminate electricity costs in areas of the home where lights tend to get turned on and forgotten about during the day.

Ventilating Skylights

Ventilating skylights can be opened, making them a popular option for larger rooms, dens and dining rooms. They can be opened manually or electronically, the latter being the more popular of options for homeowners. These skylights offer additional light, as well as ventilation properties which can be beneficial in kitchens and bathrooms.

When choosing a skylight to go with for your home, you’ll want to consult a roofing company or skylight specialist. They’ll be able to explain whether the placement is in the best spot and whether or not you’ll be getting the full benefits of installing skylights where you want them. They’ll also be able to assist with ordering and getting you the best price on skylights for your home.