A nice way to brighten up a room and to make it appear larger is to add a skylight. A skylight is also a great way to bring in more sunshine and to reap benefits that the sun can provide. If you do not already have a skylight, perhaps now is the time to consider adding one.
What is the main benefit of adding one or more skylights in your home?
Adding skylights will make your home warmer in the fall and winter.
Adding skylights can make the rooms in your home feel brighter and more spacious.
Adding skylights to a home can improve the health and wellbeing of inhabitants.
What is the reason that sun can make people feel happier and healthier?
Exposure to sun has been proven to increase levels of free radicals and vitamin C.
Exposure to sunlight has been proven to increase levels of serotonin and vitamin D.
Exposure to sunlight has been proven to increase levels of vitamin E and associated antioxidant effect.
Besides allowing extra light in to your home, what other significant benefit can windows and skylights provide?
savings on heating costs during winter months
savings on air conditioning costs year around
savings on lighting costs
When studying the possibility of installing skylights, what is a major consideration that you must keep in mind?
must be tempered
must have a high R-factor
must have polarized glass
What is seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?
chronic bronchial disorder
seasonal chronic sinusitis
seasonal affective disorder
Because of a skylight's location on a ceiling, what other benefit can it provide day or night?
A skylight is a great place to position a telescope for viewing a day or night sky.
A skylight that opens will provide extra ventilation day and night.
A skylight will provide extra day light and romantic moonlight every night.
Is the installation of a skylight a do-it-yourself kind of project?
best left to a professional
only if your are unafraid of heights
almost anyone can install a skylight
What affect can a skylight that has not been properly installed have on your home?
no gain of sunlight
affect structural integrity
What is the general term that manufacturers use to describe how a skylight or window is created?
What is the typical glazing method employed in skylights today?
Glass used for skylight construction must be:
coated or glazed
tempered or laminated
case hardened or pressure treated
What is a unique feature of tempered glass besides being harder to break than regular glass?
It shatters but the pieces stay in place .
It disintegrates into grains like sand.
It shatters into small pieces without sharp edges.
What is another benefit of laminated glass besides holding together when it is broken?
The lamination between the sheets of glass gives it a much higher sound insulation rating than tempered glass.
The lamination between the sheets of glass do not block the suns UV light like tempered glass.
The lamination between the sheets of glass gives a much higher insulation R-factor than tempered glass.
What is the unit of measure that rates the amount of heat from sunlight that a skylight blocks?
solar heat gain coefficient
thermal blocking coefficient
Approximately how many people fall through skylights in America each year?