A new skylight can completely change the character of a room, adding brightness, a sense of spaciousness, and style. It can scatter sunbeams throughout a dreary kitchen, brighten a dark bathroom, capture a view from an attic room, or provide a starry-skied bedtime panorama.
No skylight will serve the needs of everyone equally, so the right model for you will depend on your type of building and your needs. With that in mind, we’ve decided to help you eliminate confusion from selecting a skylight, by compiling the best skylights on the market.
Of course, we took some factors into account, which includes the thickness and the sizes available to determine the rooms you can use each model for. We also considered the certification and warranty for pretty obvious reasons.
Choosing the Best Skylight
The trick in making these savings a reality—and in keeping your home comfortable—is to choose the right materials and features, and place the skylight where it can do the best job. Here is our review in choosing the Best skylight products.
VELUX FCM 2246 0005 Skylight
With more than 75 years in the industry, Velux is probably the most reputable company in the skylight business. On the evidence of the VELUX FCM 2246 0005 Skylight, it’s easy to understand why they are so respected.
While the unit lacks some of the extra frills of a couple of other products in our review, it comes with the usual standard of brilliance that often trails the company. For one, its windows are produced using tempered glass, which makes it very durable. That apart, however, the tempered glass also makes it transparent.
FAKRO FWU-L 69157 Egress Roof Window
This product is a high-quality unit and is one of the most expensive skylights on our list, albeit justifiably. The price is justified not because of the high-quality materials with which it is made only, but because it also meets every safety standard.
It usually comes in two sizes – 24 x 38 inches and 24 x 46 inches. Compared to the other skylights, this one fully opens up to 90 degrees, which allows it to double as an emergency exit. Moreover, the double-glazed tempered glass enables natural light to enter the room.