I'm adding 3 2'x4' skylights to a roof where the slope legnth is about
13' and am unsure as to how far up the roof to put them.
In theory the higher thay are the better they would release heat when
open but if too high would project most of the light to the wall
rather than floor.
Floor plan is 21' x 20', all 3 skylights would go on one of the long
Well, without knowing much about skylights, I'd say, based
on your seemingly correct observations, that it depends on
what you're mostly putting them in for. If it's for the
light to enter, put them wherever they would give the best
light during the hours the space would be likely to be most
occupied. If the purpose is to vent, then the higher the
better, but I think there are much better methods to vent
hot air. It doesn't seem like they'd be very effective
Don't forget about outside esthetics, too, especially if
they're visible to the public in general.
?? Maximum light will always be directy under them regardless of where they
are located. Depending on the size and shape of the chase, you'll get light
to each side but less than directly under it.
Where are the windows in the room? Locate your skylights where you want
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Forgot to say the place has cathederal ceilings which I guess makes a
Windows are roughly evenly spaced 2 on each side.
I'm thinking about 2 feet down from the top of the roof.
less than 5% of the whole roof is in public view and for the most part
I can't see much of it from my yard either.
Actually you might get better usab le light if projected to the wall,
light on the floor illuminates poorly.
I have a skylight that is also a roof access, the light only hits the
floor in a thin slice about 2 weeks from soltace, BUT it hits reflecting
panels which scatter & reflect the light and give good room illumination
without harsh direct sunlight.
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You determine where you want the light to fall from the shaft/well, this
will help determine where the skylight gets installed. Do not install
skylight first and hope the light shines where you want it. You mark out
where you want the shaft,cut out the drywall, build the shaft/well, then
put nails up through the sheathing in the 4 corners of the shaft for
reference for cutting sheathing from above. There is more to it than that,
especially if you must header off framing, but that's the basics.
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