Skylight help

Colorado_AlDecember 14, 2012

OK. So with help of several great forum members we have settled on Sunrise for the windows for our addition. My wife is really interested in a skylight for the bedroom too. If it were just up to me, we would not be getting a skylight. However, I am a proponent of "Happy wife = happy life".
So, what direction can you give on a skylight that will not just be a gaping hole in the roof? We are using scissor trusses for the roof and are looking for a standard size 21"x46". Fixed glass. We have been quoted a:
Velux fixed skylite model FS C06/2004, temp.
over lami glass, 366 low-e, prefinished white
interior, r.o. 21" x 45-3/4", standard EDL
flashing kit.
Any advice is appreciated!

This post was edited by Colorado_Al on Fri, Dec 14, 12 at 12:16

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Velux makes a nice unit, and the happy wife thing is very wise :)... Any more pointed advice that you are looking for?

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 12:38PM
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Just wondering if there are any other options I should consider. Thanks!

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 2:10PM
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Solar tubes are pretty effective and cheaper, but some people don't like the appearance.
In terms of alternative brands, Velux pretty much sets the bar in skylights.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 3:26PM
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I thought about a solar tube but my wife wants to see out at the sky. Velux it is.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 3:28PM
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Go curb mounted, with Low-e.

If you have a bunch of sunlight or it is near a bathroom, you might want to consider the vented one or some shades on it.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 11:12AM
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Years ago we rented a house for 2 years with a skylight in the master bedroom ceiling. Delightful except during thunderstorms or naps. Thunderstorms were like trying to sleep with a strobe light in our faces-unbearable. I'd ask your wife to consider how many minutes a week/year she'll be awake to look at the sky and how many hours storms or bright light might be an annoyance. Or pay more for some sort of shade.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 7:14PM
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