Choosing the Right Material for a Functional Skylight Roofing

There is a particular charming point in skylight roofing that makes it a staple in modern architecture. It naturally soaks the room with sunlight, making it more open, bright, homey, and calming.  Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, it is also functional, such that it can save you electricity and also provide you UV protection, thus raising the value of your property.

There is a selection of materials for skylight roofing but it depends on several factors. Material choice is an important factor to determine your skylight roofing’s durability and quality. Some considerations which may come in handy are structural integrity, elevation, light transmittance, and requirements which may be required by your local community. 

Some materials commonly used for skylight roofing are glass, acrylic, and polycarbonate. In skylight roofing, material selection not only depends on the basis of the outdoor environment (how it behaves against forces of nature and things alike) but also the indoor environment (how the inside is affected by the material). For example, the percentage of light transmittance affects how much heat is transmitted inside which determines if the area is habitable for people to stay in most of the time. Your skylight roofing is prone to hazards including harmful UV rays that make the material brittle and old in the long run. Make sure to choose a material that can withstand UV long enough to fully serve its function. 

It is also important to note that installation guidelines differ per material so make sure to be informed to prevent further mishaps. Each roofing material type requires a suitable framing system to help it carry loads and other hazards. Different materials have their pros and cons, and you can determine which material suits your application best by being informed more about these. However, more than the cost and aesthetic, the most important thing is to choose a material that assures safety. If you are located in a hazard prone area, best is to choose a material that dually shows both strength and aesthetic.

There are several reasons why people install skylight roofing in their home. While most people opt to use it for aesthetic purposes, there are people who do because of its dual function of improving light and airflow efficiency. Some people do because of deeper reasons, because having one somehow improves one’s mental wellbeing.  Skylight roofing is a good investment for your property since it automatically adds value to your home. However, skylight roofing can only be effective if the material is right.

If you are looking for an effective, tried and tested material, use polycarbonate sheets. Polycarbonate is a popular roofing material in the Philippines available in different types (solid polycarbonate, twin wall polycarbonate, corrugated polycarbonate sheet, and embossed and corrugated sheet). Contact us for a trusted polycarbonate supplier in the Philippines.