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Vented Skylights For The Home: What Do They Offer?

vented skylights for the home

It is a little-known fact that after all of the tourists have left the Sistine Chapel after a hard day of tourism (eating ice-creams, throwing coins into fountains, paying 200 euros for egg and chips), the lights are dimmed in the room that harbours the Vatican City’s showpiece ceiling.

At this moment, tears can be seen running from the eyes of Moses, as his physicality is depicted on the ceiling. This is not due to some biblical-paranormal interference and is instead the result the Sistine Chapel’s roof not being properly ventilated!

As such, it is now time to talk about vented skylights for the home (obvious connection) and how they can help to part the seas of condensation that form within a property!

Poor Ventilation: The Culprit Of Condensation

For hundreds of years, condensation on roofs has been a widespread problem. In the olden times (before the year 2018), it was widely believed that condensation gathered on roofs and ceilings because roofs were actually crying. Why?

Because they were jealous of other properties that had far superior insulation of course!

However, in the same manner in which Moses was not actually crying in the Sistine Chapel, it has been similarly suggested that house roofs do not cry as a result of jealousy.

The real culprit is again, not tears, but poor ventilation. It is thus time to address the villainous problem of poor ventilationhead on! So without further ado, let the battle commence!

Vented Skylights For The Home: What Do They Offer?

Ventilation, for a start. Indeed, the owners of the Sistine Chapel should seriously consider putting a few skylights into their frescoed ceiling if they don’t want the paint to get wet and start to run. In addition to ventilation, vented skylights for the home offer a range of other benefits, as follows…

Let There Be Light!

If you are converting your loft into an upstairs bedroom or study, then the placement of a vented skylight can massively transform the ambience of the room.

Many renovators simply opt to install a single skylight into such a living space and this can make a world of difference in terms of the amount of natural light that can penetrate through the glass.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Vented skylights for the home not only enable a room to be properly ventilated; they also greatly assist with temperature control and cooling during the warmer months.

The most popular area of placement for vented skylights in the home is in a converted loft, due to this very benefit.

vented skylights for the home

Vented skylights for the home will offer all of the previously mentioned benefits, whilst fixed skylights are very limited in their benefits, and are effectively little more than a window for your home that cannot be opened or closed

Total Temperature Control

The addition of a vented skylight to your loft conversion thus allows you to control the temperature within the room as you see fit.

It enables the warmer air that is in the room to rise out of the skylight and into the atmosphere whilst simultaneously allowing the cooler outside air to circulate within the room.

Gives Mustiness Its Marching Orders

Another good benefit of vented skylights for the home is that they allow a continual flow of fresh air to enter into the living space and circulate within the property. This, in turn, prevents condensation from forming within wall cavities and stops the build-up of stale and musty smells within the home.

Whilst vented skylights for the home are very popular when incorporated into loft conversions, they are also increasingly being used in kitchens and bathrooms; allowing for a more efficient venting of each respective room.

Privacy from the Neighbours, Intimacy with the Sun!

Two often-overlooked benefits of vented skylights for the home are the fact that they can offer both privacy and exposure.

Skylights have become an increasingly popular fitting for bathrooms not only due to their improved venting capabilities, but also due to the fact that they afford a lot more privacy from neighbours and prying squirrels.

Conversely, even a single skylight positioned on a rooftop can massively improve the amount of natural sunlight that beams into your home.

Venting Frustrations at Unvented Skylights

Skylights are available in both vented and fixed, unvented installations.

Vented skylights for the home will offer all of the previously mentioned benefits, whilst fixed skylights are very limited in their benefits, and are effectively little more than a window for your home that cannot be opened or closed.

The Revelation of Ventilation!

If you are the owner of the Sistine Chapel, or any homeowner for that matter, then it is time to consider investing in the long-term benefits of ventilation and aeration for your ceiling, regardless of how elegantly and intricately it may be painted. Simply call 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to transform your humble abode into a bright and airy building today!