Benefits of Sun Tunnels and Skylights

Installing sun tunnels or skylights in your home come with many benefits. And the installation process can be fairly simple. That being said, here are a few things to consider before your installation.

What is the Difference between a Sun Tunnel and Skylight?

A skylight is a direct window through your roof. Whereas a sun tunnel is an acrylic dome that allows direct light down through a tube to a diffuser. Nevertheless, neither require any electrical wiring and are easy to replace. It could also have the potential for for energy cost savings.

Are You Replacing or Installing?

The installation of a new skylight can be costly. These costs could include drywall, painting and possible structural modifications. If you already have a skylight, then replacement is a much easier process. A sun tunnel could be more cost effective. Sun tunnels usually do not require any modifications and do not need wiring. Furthermore, sun tunnels can be installed almost anywhere. Sun tunnels are a great way to add light to small areas. These areas can be stairwells, closets, bathrooms or anywhere in your home that you want to brighten up.

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What Does It Cost?

Finally, a sun tunnel installation is slightly less costly than a skylight replacement. When considering the cost difference, remember that both options allow for more natural light reducing the cost of energy for every time you turn the lights on. In addition, a new skylight installation can bring significant costs to consider.

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Angie Holcomb
Author: Angie HolcombIn late 1993, one year after their marriage, Angie and Mark Holcomb decided it was time to follow their dream, and the couple set out to launch their own business. One year later, in 1994, Marks Custom Exteriors was established, one loving couple, one new truck and a passion for their vision. 25 years and many roofs later, MCE has grown to become Portland's premier roofing company and one of the only Nationally Recognized Roofing Companies in the State of Oregon as a GAF Master Elite Contractor. They remain committed to building lasting relationships with their customers through outstanding customer service, expert craftsmanship, and professional behavior and appearance among every member of our team.