Where To Locate Your Flat Roof Skylight
In some circumstances, you won’t have much choice about where to site new roof lights. That is dictated by the location of the room in relation to the rest of your house, the size of the roof and so on. But if you do have any flexibility at all, it’s worth bearing in mind the different criteria that might affect its positioning and the results that will ensue.
The prime factor to consider is where the sun is at any given point during the day in relation to your roof. A flat roof skylight that faces towards the north will never receive direct sunlight, for example, so avoid this aspect if you have any discretion. South-facing windows, on the other hand, will benefit from a steady flow of daylight right throughout the day, so are great in a room you use often. East-facing roof lights will capture the morning sunlight – which may be a benefit or a curse in a bedroom depending on whether you’re a morning person or not!
West-facing flat roof lights, of course, get the best of the late afternoon and evening sunshine, so many people opt for these in living room spaces. If you have no choice on the actual position of the skylight, then don’t despair. You can still achieve the results you want by selecting the right type and style of window to maximise the effect of the light you have access to. For a north-facing roof, for instance, opt for the largest sized window you can accommodate – this helps capture as much natural daylight as possible.