Applying a layer of tinting to a window is always advantageous, but there are some instances when it becomes even more beneficial than normal. For example, tinting is a great way to control the amount of UV rays entering a conservatory, which all usually have glass along most of the wall space and roof.
However, one place the people don't often think of using tinting is across their skylights. Here are just three reasons why skylights and tinting make a great pair.
1. Skylights Aren't Great at Insulating
Most windows will be horizontally oriented along the side of your property, but this is not the case with skylights. They will be angled along the roof of your property, and the roof is where a lot of heat is lost. When you look in your attic, you'll probably notice an abundance of insulation, and this is why. By adding a skylight in the roof, you allow more heat to leave the property, which can quickly add up to higher energy bills. However, tinting helps prevent heat from leaving a building; it also helps prevent heat from entering. A tinted skylight will let in less heat during the height of summer, then keep the heat in during the depths of winter.
2. Skylights Let in Plenty of UV Rays
The fact that skylights are angled along the roof comes with another issue: the sun will shine right through them. The sun will only shine right through most windows when it is setting or rising, and then only for a brief period. With the sunlight pouring through a skylight all day, there are plenty of UV rays to deal with. Lying back and looking up at the sky above might feel nice, but it's not going to do your skin any good. Thanks to excessive exposure to UV rays, plus the fact that they direct sunlight downwards into quite a concentrated patch, skylights can also produce very strong and noticeable patches of fading on your carpet or furniture.
3. Skylights Can Be Inconvenient to Cover
Finally, keep in mind that covering a skylight can be quite inconvenient, especially if it is up beyond your reach. Curtains will obviously be out of the question, but even blinds can become stuck, and it's far nicer to have a view unobstructed by dangling pull-strings. With the conventional ways of covering a window essentially closed off as convenient options, it only makes sense to go with tinting instead.Share