Our room above the garage should get more light than the gable provides. Since we don't want to make another dormer now, we want to do it through skylights.
In not-so-new houses, you often see water stains on the things and hear about leakage problems – which puts me off quite a bit. They also say that it's hard to sleep under them when it rains, because they're noisy. Presumably, the shutter is also broken faster, e.g. in hail.
What are your opinions on the subject? Are things good and last 50 years?