Removable Skylight is The Easiest Way to Brighten Up your Room
Before making a final purchase, it is better to decide on the type of skylight you will have to install whether to go for a fixed or a removable skylight. The removable skylights can be opened up to give room for heat build-up and allow fresh air into the room. There are two types of removable skylights – the manual types and the electronic or automatic types. The manual types can be adjusted by manual hand cranks to suit you, while the automatic or the more sophisticated skylight can be worked via remote controls or wall switches. The electronic skylights are meant to operate automatically through moisture-triggered closing mechanisms and temperature sensors mechanism. Some of this skylights are manufactured for self-flashing, deck-mounted installation, and curb-mount models.
Different Models of Removable Skylight
Below are some of the models of the skylights available in the market today
Manually Controlled Skylights – This is an economical part of skylights that is operated by an extending rod which is designed for use in ceilings that are not more than 15ft high. This type of skylight is preferable for the within-reach application.
Electronically Controlled Skylights – The use of the electronically controlled skylights has gained popularity in recent times because it offers practically hands-free operations. Its function can be doubled when it is wired to a wall-mounted switch. The more sophisticated models of skylights, such as skylights with built-in shades, can be operated via a wireless remote control or wall console. Some of them even have remote controls that can be programmed to open and close the skylight at a pre-set time.
Automatic Operating Devices – These are the high-end type of skylight models. They are installed with integrated heat sensors that trigger the device to open when there is heat build-up inside the room (when it reaches a pre-set temperature), and the external rain sensors present in the skylight automatically shut the unit on sensing increased moisture content of the atmosphere.
Facts and Tips About the Removable Skylight
Skylights installation is an easy and most cost-effective way of saving energy. They are very convenient for home installations mainly because they do not need a mechanised device to move the air (though some of them may use a small device to open and close), do not make noise, and they do not use electricity.
For an effective installation, you should note the following about this removable device:
– It is best installed opposite the prevailing winds at the side of your home as this helps to ventilate the house.
– You should install more than one skylight on a single storey house because it might not have the height to create a good convection current.
– It is best to install a removable skylight when new roofing is being installed.