Nowadays instead of constructing a lot of windows people use skylights instead, as it provides ventilation and sunlight. They are installed on the roof or top of the building. Mostly in summers season, they help in maintaining a refreshing atmosphere by ventilating the inside air. Besides in winters, it can cause unwanted heat loss. As the sunlight results in saving electricity, it is also an important factor that helps in limiting cost and also helps in the reduction of environmental impacts. It is also used in the ship decks and cruises where people love to sit under the sun for enjoyment.
Installation and uses
As the main function of light transmitting devices is to provide ventilation and sunlight, people are installing it to get a modern look which will provide them with the light as well as a fresh atmosphere. Also in modern architecture it seems to be a unique design. It sometimes works as a window, but it is only structured at the roof. While installing this special structure one should consider facts which includes the slope of the roof and the moisture at the roof and most importantly the person should seek professional help when installing it. If it is installed improperly, the major issue that occurs is water leaks as most of the time there’s an issue in joints. Due to this reason the joints must be fixed and sealed properly.
How it is beneficial
Open structure of roofing is being used for creating an unglazed hole in a roof. A fixed skylight is also used which cannot provide ventilation as it is made primarily of glass or plastic and is non-operable. A roof window is also used to spread and increase the view of the great skylight, this light is easily available to reach the inhabitants. A retractable skylight roll means capable of being drawn back is also used in which the interior side is entirely opened to the outdoors. Some other structures are also being used like Sloped glazing, Pavement lights, and Prism lights. It gives a large number of benefits to the user.
Ideal for residential buildings
It is widely used by the people living in the residential area for taking the benefit of their family. People also get benefit from different types of roofing in summer. It is also installed and used in commercial buildings. It enlightens the whole outlook of a home or a building where various homes are built. In the areas where there is no electricity, people can take help from these kinds of roofing especially in the summers. The best part is that it look beautiful and do not provide any ugly look to the overall structure of the building.