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Types of Skylights

There are many types of skylights depending upon the materials , type of use , types of roof and room type.

Types of Skylights

Skylight can be defined as a special type of opening provided in the roof of the building covered with translucent or transparent material so as to allow natural light to come into the house directly during daytime. Some types of skylights are discussed below.

Fixed Skylights
The most popular type of skylights are fixed skylights. These type of skylights doesn’t open for air ventilation. They are completely sealed to the roof.


Ventilated Skylights
Ventilated skylight is a multi-purpose type of skylight. It does the work of ventilating of light and air. These types of skylights are well suited for kitchen and bathrooms , so that it can remove excess of moisture and keep constant flow of fresh air in the building , while illuminating the place.


Tubular Skylights
The new type of skylights in the market are tubular skylight or tube skylight. When the roof space required for fixed and ventilated skylight is not available or very small roof space is available for skylight , this type of skylights is preferred.


Custom Skylights
This types of skylights are preferred when the roof condition doesn’t allow any common type of skylights. Majorly when the aesthetic appearance of the building is to be improved , this skylight adds to the beauty of the building.


Pyramid Skylights
This name of this skylight is given depending on the shape of the pyramid. In this pyramid shaped skylight had on main Rafter with horizontal purlins. It can be made of any size depending upon the requirement of the use.


Dome Acrylic Skylights
These dome shaped skylights are made up of strong and flexible plastics. The shape is in the form of dome as the sunlight is evenly spread in the room rather than direct rays penetrating in the room. If the sun light is not directly coming in the skylight , even in small light , this skylight lights up the room.


Barrel Vault Skylights
This type of skylight is frequently used in non-residential buildings. This cannot be used in the residential buildings as the area of skylight is more , privacy aspects are very less. Here complete or more than 80% of the roof area is covered by skylight.

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