Skylights that open, issues?

myrtle_59August 11, 2012

I am remodeling a small bath. We are adding a skylight. The contractor thinks it will make the room hot and i should consider one that opens. I have many skylights in the house already. None open, none leak, no rooms are hot. However, none are in such a small room. I live in the pittsburgh area which tends to be overcast.

Does anyone have velux skylights that open? Do you recommend them? How about the shades and shutters that are made for them? Any experience with them?


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Just use a skylight with low Solar Gain LoE glass.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 9:22PM
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Velux makes such a good unit; no leaks if installed properly.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 7:35PM
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Another thought for you might be condensation. In a bathroom, in the winter the glass will be cold and might get wet enough to actually drip, and make you THINK it's leaking, when it's just plain old condensation, venting unit or not.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 3:48PM
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