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Busting Myths About Skylights (VIDEO): Part 2

Rob Koci continues his discussion with skylight experts Mark Taylor and Russell Ibbotson from VELUX

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April 16, 2018 by canadiancontractor

“Back when I was installing skylights, we worried about energy efficiency,” says Rob Koci. As a result, contractors were leery of skylights and didn’t install them as often as they could have.

Times have changed. Today’s top-quality skylights – like those from Velux – have excellent energy-efficiency performance.

And there’s more, lots more. Skylights can help to create a better and healthier indoor climate through the “stack effect.” They are also more energy efficient than those designed 20 years ago.

There are also building code reasons to install skylights. Where municipal codes prevent vertical windows because of close proximity to adjacent units, skylights can provide a light and fresh air option on a roof.

Skylights can deliver two times the amount of daylight as a vertical window and allow that light to penetrate deeper into the home.

All of this and more is contained in this video, Part 2 of our Light is Good: Busting Myths About Skylights series.




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