Different Skylight Design Ideas for Modern Homes

Going with the new skylight design ideas would help to bring down the utility bills to a great extent while adding to the charm of the home interiors. The skylights are a fairly new phenomenon in home architecture and have gained quite good popularity in a rather short period.

Hip ridge skylights

Hip ridge skylights

The hip ridge skylights are installed usually over the outdoor areas like the area near the pool. The lights here are supported at the perimeter by sub structure. The skylight can be installed either in the support structure or it may also be created to work with the help of a structure that has either been created previously or has been created by a contractor. The homeowner can also choose to have the skylight as one knockdown package for being installed by the contractor.

Overhead canopies

Overhead canopies

Such skylight designs are simple and are like the eyebrow canopy over the stairs or doorway. These canopies are used specifically for outdoor uses. These are single gazed while the glasses are tempered and laminated for reasons of safety. The canopies come with a tie-in mechanism into the structure of the building. The structure of such skylights is useful especially in the restoration projects of leaky condo.

Pyramid skylights

Pyramid skylights

Another much popular skylight design is that of the pyramid skylights. The pitch that is desired and the size of opening would determine the member of the hip structure. There are two dominant kinds of pyramid skylights- knock down format and one welded assembly. There are limitations for design on KD designs or knock down designs. These kinds of skylights are shipped and each of their parts is pre-manufactured. The installation of this kind of skylight entails less expense.

Single slope skylights

Single slope skylights

The single slope skylights are also called ‘lean to’ skylights or ‘curb mounted’ skylights. These are single plain skylights that are generally built into the roof of the building. These skylight designs are the simplest when compared with other designs. These skylights require to be installed by experts.

Barrel vaults & domes

Barrel vaults and domes

This attractive skylight design has to be created as one unit that is a complete structure before it is installed. These kinds of skylights also offer the option of being assembled at the site. Quite interestingly, the glazing here is done with double glazed acrylic or lexan, instead of using glass.

Double pitched with gable skylights

Double pitched with gable skylights

These skylights can be said to be more complex than ridge skylight. These skylights are also provided with double slope. For example, the double pitched skylight would make use of ridge support and intermediate support to enable lateral loading. This skylight design can also include gables when needed. In a previously fabricated format, it can be transported to the site depending on the unit’s size. When larger in size, it would be offered in a knock down format for assembling as well as glazing at the site.

The different skylight design ideas are not just ways to reduce the expenses but help also in the beautification of the house.

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