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What are Skylights?

Windows are some of the most important elements of your home, so they should be perfect – durable, functional and consistent with the style of your home. Skylights are some of the most beautiful types of windows available and can add value to your home as well. Call Quality Window & Door to learn more about our skylight window services in Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia.

What is a Skylight Window?

Skylights

A skylight window is built into the roof of a home with the primary purpose of letting in a lot of natural light. There are three basic types of skylights:

Ventilating skylights: these types of skylights open and allow air to pass through. Because of this, they can eliminate excess moisture from a room and are, therefore, ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.

Fixed skylights: as you can probably guess, fixed skylights, just like fixed or picture windows, don’t open at all.

Tubular skylights: tubular skylights are smaller types of skylights that are installed where regular skylights can’t fit (hallways, small rooms, etc.).

If you need to brighten up your home, a skylight is a great option!

Benefits of Skylights

Installing a skylight offers a number of benefits, in terms of both form and function. In addition to letting in plenty of natural light, skylight windows also:

  • Make any room appear more spacious – natural light can make a room seem larger!
  • Can reduce your energy bills – skylights can decrease the amount of electric or gas heat you generate, which can save you up to 20 or 30 percent a year!
  • Can add unique beauty to your home – many homeowners install skylight windows solely for aesthetics.
  • Are environmentally friendly – for those who prefer green technology, you can rest assured skylights are one of the most eco-friendly types of windows available!
  • Increase the value of your home – due to their energy efficiency and beauty, skylight windows have modern appeal and can add to the overall value of your home.

Our Selection of Skylights

Quality Window & Doors offers a wide variety of skylights from VELUX – fixed, venting (electrical and manual), SUN TUNNEL™ skylights and more. All VELUX skylights are ENERGY STAR rated and the convenient “no leak” skylight features new deck seal technology and superior water protection layers.

Whether you have a flat roof or a sloped roof, you’ll find a skylight window just right for your home. Contact us today to learn more about our skylights in Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia!

 

 

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