Skylight for bathroom, operable

myrtle_59October 7, 2012

We have 8 skylights in the house already. I want to put one in the bath when remodel. One contractor suggested i get an operable one so it doesnt heat up the small room. The existing skylights are not in small rooms.

I would be in favor of this if i had complete confidence that they would not fail - open. I live in a rainy climate where it gets cold and snowy in the winter.

Te bath is n the shady side of the house but it is a very small room. Do you think an inoperablemne would heat up,the room? There are no wondows in the bath.

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Velux makes an electric unit, albeit not cheap, that has a rain sensor on it.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 5:45PM
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Do you have any experience with its reliability? If it failed open it would be a nightmare. Is it wired? Ie would it work id the electric was off?

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 7:11PM
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I'd be more worried if it failed to close.
Velux is a very good company. No hesitation buying their product.
With no windows in the bathroom consider also condensation in colder weather from a long shower or bath. I had a guy tell me once that their skylight "never leaked when it rains". It wasn't leaking, it was condensing.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2012 at 1:18PM
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As you mention, the room is in a shady side. Do you think the skylights will lighten the room as you want it to be lighted? If not, don't bother. You must buy double glazed skylights to minimize the heat gain and screen UV rays. I suggest that you install exhaust fan for your bathroom for ventilation purposes. Operable skylight wouldn't solve the heating problem, ventilation does.

Here is a link that might be useful: For options, consider tubular skylights

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 11:52PM
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