Skylights are glass located on the roof of a building, most often used to provide a room with daylighting and ventilation. Skylights used to result in added summertime solar heat and heat loss in the wintertime. Recent developments in skylight design avoid these temperature changes by using methods like sun-tracking or mirrored reflector tools.
What is sun-tracking?
Sun-tracking skylights contain external, highly reflective mirror panels above the skylight with a clear plastic enclosure. The panels move continuously throughout the day to best align with the exact position of the sun to maximize sunlight in your building throughout the day.
How does a mirrored reflector help?
Mirrored reflectors are mounted next to the skylight to provide the optimal daylighting without adding heat during the day or losing it at night.
The Benefits of Skylights
Adding skylights to your building provides more benefits than a typical light source. In addition to getting optimal light distribution, adding skylights to your space enhances the architectural design and adds personality to your space. Skylights also minimize glare and can be great for visually expanding spaces. Get an idea of what skylights can do for your building from some of these examples from our gallery.
What Can Skylight Concepts do for you?
At Skylight Concepts, our services include installation of skylights in new construction, complete retrofit of existing skylights, repairs of existing skylights and removal of skylight systems for building demolition in everything from shopping malls to schools to airports, to your home. There are many different types of commercial skylights to choose from.
Read more about our services and let us know how we can help you with your next skylight project.