Posted by Madeleine Morack on September 13, 2019

More Sun, More Fun: Installing a Skylight in Your Sunroom

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You read that right: today we're talking about installing a skylight in your sunroom! Or your porch. Whatever you call it, you're probably thinking that it gets enough sun already, so why install a skylight there?

 

Skylights Provide More Than Daylight

If it's been a while since you took a closer look at skylights, you may be surprised to learn that they do more than just let in daylight. VELUX offers a variety of venting skylights that open to allow fresh air to flow through your space. With solar-powered, electric, and manual options, there's sure to be a venting skylight that fits perfectly in your sunroom or porch. And when equipped with VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO, our venting skylights can help improve the energy efficiency of your entire home.

 

Borrowing Light from Your Sunroom

Another great bonus for adding skylights to your sunroom is the concept of borrowed light. While your sunroom may be full of light, the rooms around it can actually have their natural light depleted because of the sunroom's structure. But when you strategically place skylights over existing windows and doors in your sunroom, it improves the daylighting in nearby rooms. Essentially, you're borrowing light from your sunroom to help improve the overall look of your space. Check it out in this rendering:

 

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The room on the left shows a sunroom without skylights, as seen from the room next to it. Meanwhile, the room on the right looks a lot brighter thanks to the skylights in the adjoining sunroom.

 

Ready to install skylights in your sunroom or porch? Click here to find a VELUX installer near you!