Skylights – Tubular, Double Glazed & More


If you’re opting for skylight installation in your Melbourne home or office, you won’t regret it – once they’re in, you’ll never want to go back. But before you get to that point, you need to decide which type you want. Do you go for fixed, ventilated, or tubular skylights?


Do you want double glazed skylights, or will you be happy with a single glazed option? There are numerous points to consider. Here are just a few tips from Expert Skylights to assist you in making the right decision for your circumstances.



Choosing the type of skylight


There are three main kinds of skylights to choose from – fixed, ventilated, and tubular skylights.


The fixed option is best suited to rooms where sufficient ventilation is already present. Fixed skylights are easy to install and offer a cost-effective solution, because unlike ventilated skylights or electric roof windows, they’re fixed and cannot be opened to provide additional ventilation.


Also known as operable skylights, ventilated skylights are an option that can be opened manually to allow for extra ventilation. The third option is tubular skylights, which are typically great for dark rooms, hallways and closets that might not otherwise have access to sources of natural light. As its name suggests, this type uses a tube, with a highly reflective surface that harnesses the power of the sun to illuminate the room with natural light.



Single or double glazing?


Much like the windows of your home, you can also choose to have single or double glazed skylights installed. And like double glazed windows, there are benefits to be gained from having similarly reinforced skylights. They can help to keep the heat inside in winter and the cool inside in summer. They can also minimise the risk of ultraviolet rays fading curtains and damaging furniture, as the double glazing provides a protective barrier.


To obtain more information on skylights, or to book an installation or repair, get in touch with Expert Skylights in Melbourne today by calling 0407 816 578 or contacting us online.