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Unlock the Benefits of Skylights

Skylights are a great way to bring natural light into your home without sacrificing privacy or energy efficiency.

There are several different types of skylight options available today, and each one has its own advantages and disadvantages.

In this article, we’ll discuss the differences between the various types of skylights and their benefits, costs, installation considerations, and return on investment (ROI).

Fixed Skylights

Fixed skylights are non-opening windows that allow natural light to enter your home while keeping out noise and weather elements.


Fixed skylights can be used in any room in the house but they usually work best when used in smaller spaces such as bathrooms, hallways, and closets.

They improve energy efficiency due to their ability to reduce lighting needs during the day, enhanced mood as natural sunlight is known to improve mood.

The cost of installation

While it usually starts at around $500 per unit but can go up depending on size and complexity of installation.


This type of skylight often has a quick ROI due to energy savings over time.

Vented Skylights

Vented or “operable” skylights open like traditional windows allowing fresh air into the home while also providing natural lighting.

They have built-in mechanisms like sashes or blinds that allow you to open and close the window depending on weather conditions or personal preference. 


Vented skylights work best when installed in larger rooms such as kitchens or living rooms where they can provide both ventilation and light simultaneously. They also improve energy efficiency with outdoor temperature control thanks to adjustable vents.

Vented skylights also tend t