Modern skylights, what can they do?
I'm thinking about installing two more skylights. I just want more light in the room as well as better ventilation options.
Anyway, it's important to have exterior roller blinds, electrically operated windows and roller blinds, triple glazing, and maybe something for soundproofing?
What about modern skylights and heavy rain, should you be prepared for drums?
Should roller blinds be made of the right material so you don't hear anything, perhaps fabric roller blinds as a "damper"?
Are electric controls recommended for automatic airing in the mornings and evenings (i.e., when the sun is not shining or the temperature is not very good)?
Is there anything else you need to have with a skylight? I have seen that some people can still ventilate with exterior sun protection. Is it worth it?
A skylight is louder when it rains than no skylight, but much quieter than a motorhome.
We've had wooden Velux windows without roller shutters for 18 years – noisy and prone to rot. The other two Velux windows we changed to plastic windows with roller shutters 5 years ago. I think these are better. The noise when it rains is less when the blinds are closed. It gets louder during hail. Mechanical opening, remote controlled roller blinds.
Some companies have a fixed position that provides minimal ventilation (similar to tilt-up windows) even when the blinds are closed and during rain. That's what I do. These windows hinge at the top, not in the middle.
We installed Velux triple-glazed skylights a few years ago. Electrically insulated with an electric exterior roller without slots. On the inside you can use modules for an interior roller blind. We also have some of them.
Even with the blinds closed, the sound is no louder than on tile. The loudest is the metal sheets. Of course, hail is louder than rain.
We have a total of 7 skylights on different sides and floors. So there is good draft for ventilation.
We especially like the fact that you can leave the windows open when you leave the house, and the sensor automatically closes them when it rains.