How to Choose the Best Skylight for Your Home Renovations

A bright staircase area with multiple skylight windows, a small potted tree with white blossoms, a chair, a hanging decoration, and a folded towel draped over the railing showcases one of the best skylight designs in home renovations.

A skylight is a great way to bring natural light into your home. It can make your living space feel more spacious and open and increase the value of your home. In this blog, we will go through the different types of skylights and how to choose which one is best suited for your home renovations.

Different types of skylights

There are many different styles of skylights that you can choose from. They come in a variety of sizes, and shapes and they all have different advantages to them. A few things that you should consider when choosing the best skylight for your home renovations are the size of the window or opening where you plan to install the skylight, the shape of the window or opening where you plan to install the skylight and the amount of light that will be needed inside your home. Once you have answered these questions you can start looking at the types of skylights available!

Velux Skylights and roof windows

Velux skylights are great for versatility and have a range of different benefits to follow. They have been designed to withstand challenging weather conditions and come with a 10-year warranty for peace of mind. These skylights and roof windows can come in many different shapes and sizes, so they are perfect if you are looking for something a bit more customisable. Depending on the skylight you choose, you have the ability to control the levels of daylight and fresh air that come into your home and you can even get them electronically operated, manually operated, centre-pivot, dual-action and even flat roof so the possibilities with Velux skylights are endless! These skylights are the most customisable on the market, so it’s hard to go wrong when looking at these for your home renovation.

Solatube Skylights

Solatube skylights are great for efficiently capturing the sun’s rays and delivering them into your home. They do this via a dome on your roof that collects all the sunlight and transfers it through a reflective tube and distributes it throughout your room. Solatube is great in winter as it can provide double the light output which means your room would still be lit up and in summer it uses a patented cool tube technology that draws heat away before it enters your home but still gives you the same amount of brightness. Installation is easy and is usually done within two hours and makes no structural changes to your home which makes it a simple solution for adding natural sunlight to your living spaces.

Roof Ventilation

If you are just wanting a skylight to add ventilation to your home then roof ventilation might be the product for you. With three different ventilations to choose from, you can be sure that you can find one to suit your needs.

Solar Star Roof Ventilator

Solar star roof ventilator is 100% solar-powered and never needs to be cleaned. It includes a thermostat option which is great if you want to stop the unit if your roof gets too cold and it is leak and rust proof so you never need to worry about it.

Enviromax Thermostat Motor Roof Ventilator

The Enviromax is a high-performance motorised ventilator that automatically turns on and off when needed. It has minimal heat loss during winter yet still reduces your roof temperature as desired.


The starvent is similar to a wind vent however it’s like the upgraded version. Not only is no maintenance required on it but it also has no working parts which also means it makes no noise.

Now that you’ve received the rundown on skylights and roof ventilators, you can look into which option would be best for your home renovations! If you would like some assistance, our skylight professionals would love to help! Just contact us or come into our showroom today for some personalised help.