Skylights bring as much as three times more light into your residence or office than the average window. That additional light pouring in from above makes the space look more inviting and spacious. Or, when dimmed by fog or clouds they continue to add a sense of cozy spaciousness.
At night, skylights open the room to the stars, help you watch a storm, or just add a sense of openness and space. They are great for brightening up a dark corner and can cause light to brighten a dim stair case.
Perfect for all homes, skylights come in all sorts of styles from the typical dormer we tend to think of first to the all-glass circular entry to Apple’s store in Singapore. The gently curved skylight of the light rail station, Canary Wharf, London is a wonderful example of a thoroughly modern skylight.
What Tanglewood does is bring the beauty of style and attention to detail from the 19th century and combines it with modern style and technology to turn the average skylight into a work of art.
Read about our most recent skylight project HERE.
There are many different types of skylights For example, glass domes and cupolas, which are sometimes called roof lanterns, serve the same function of opening up a room to the sky and have their own kind of charm.
Because skylights are best when they are custom built specifically for your space when you’re building your home or adding them to an existing structure there are several factors to consider. Wood frames are traditional; the warm look of wood can be had with more modern materials that need less maintenance. Copper is another traditional material for skylight frames as is bronze. Both weather to a glowing patina, and both can be used well in modern design.
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Today’s skylights are engineered to be weatherproof. Gone are the days of leaks, wind-driven whistles, and other problems. Your skylights can be fixed or operable, have structural glass when that’s called for, and use glass that actually responds to the amount of light and more.
Skylights, no matter what their style, add a truly magical and beautiful touch to any structure.
At Tanglewood, we’re as proud of our skylights as we are our glass conservatories. We’d be delighted to talk with you about your ideas and wishes for opening up your world with skylights.
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