Commercial Skylight Roofing: What Is It & Why Do You Need It?

Posted on July 15th, 2021 by Applied Roofing Services

Whether you are constructing a new building for your business or renovating the existing one, skylight windows are an ideal option to consider. With various shapes and types to select from, skylight windows are a perfect choice for flat ceilings and ceilings with overhead spaces.
Commercial Skylight Roofing

What Is Commercial Skylight Roofing?

A skylight is a fixed window frame installed on the roof. Skylight windows are highly recommended for commercial buildings because they ensure sunlight penetration, aesthetic appeal, better views, and improved ventilation. They come in various types and shapes and can be made of different materials  that are as follows:

Types

  • Fixed skylights – Ideal for any room that requires additional light
  • Tubular skylights – Best-suited for enclosed and tight spaces
  • Ventilating skylights (roof windows) – Ideal for high/cathedral roofs

Shapes

  • Dome-shaped/Arched–Allows sunlight to spread throughout the room evenly
  • Pyramid – Are mounted on curbs on flat roofs and are available with different slopes and pitches
  • Flat –Ideal for flat or low-pitched roofs

Glazing Materials

  • Plastic – Needs a special coating to be applied otherwise it will turn yellow over time and become incapable of deflecting UV radiations
  • Glass –Is durable and offers greater longevity than plastic glazing
  • Solar-heat control – Is energy-efficient and the best of all glazing material

Why Do You Need Skylights for Your Commercial Building?

The following are some of the reasons why you should consider skylight roofing for your commercial buildings.

  1. Reduces Energy Consumption

Skylight windows can be opened to let fresh air inside, helping to keep your room cool without turning on the air conditioner. Even on cold days, it allows the solar radiation to enter the room, keeping it naturally warm and reduce heating costs.

  1. Increases Employee Productivity

The natural light enhances your employees’ health by reducing stress and anxiety as well as prevents nearsightedness and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). As a result, your healthy employees can perform better, consequently boosting your company’s productivity.

  1. Enhances Overall Aesthetics

Installing skylights add an elegant touch to your commercial building,  enhancing its appearance and aesthetic value.

  1. Gives a “Spacious” Feel

Skylights allow you to enjoy the beautiful night sky or nature during the day while also giving a more spacious feel to your existing space.

Curb-Mounted Skylights Vs.Deck-Mounted Skylights

Curb-mounted skylights require a box structure for installation. However, when replacing the skylight, the box structure can be used without re-flashing the skylight, provided the flashing is in good condition. Deck-mounted skylights are a recent development and are considered more energy efficient due to the absence of box structure. Depending on what you need, either of these skylight roofing options would be valuable.

Are Commercial Skylights Worth the Money?

Although skylights are on the pricier side, many of the previously mentioned benefits help outweigh the cost. However, make sure to properly install your skylights so that they perform well and do not leak.

Are you looking for the best commercial roofing contractor in Los Angeles and Orange County for commercial skylight roofing services? Contact Applied Roofing Services today at 714-632-8418 to get comprehensive commercial roofing solutions or get a quote online.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


Roof Ventilation Ideas You Should Use for Your Home

Posted on July 29th, 2016 by Applied Roofing Services

Adequate roof ventilation helps keep your home comfortable throughout the year. They remove excessive amounts of moisture and also work to keep the air moving freely. Keeping the attic well ventilated allows for higher energy efficiency and helps to protect shingles and other roofing materials from breaking down.

Roof Ventilation Ideas

Static Vents
Static vents are attached high along the slopes of the roof to help keep the highest portions of the attic well-ventilated and cool. The have small louvers that remain open, but prevent debris from entering the attic.

Gable Vents
Gable vents are made in a wide variety of shapes and are placed on the exterior of the home, in the peaks of the gables. These vents allow for air flow from side to side and are louvered to prevent debris from being blown into the attic.

Soffit Vents
Because soffits are the lowest areas of the attic, placing vents along their edges helps to ensure constant air flow in all areas of the attic.

Turbine Vents
Turbine vents work with the wind to suck air up and out of the roof. As the wind blows the turbine and it begins to spin, air is drawn up and out of the attic. Air is then sucked in through the vents at the gables, soffits and as well as through static vents placed at various intervals across the roof top.

Attic Fans
Attic fans can be installed in place of gable vents. They can be switched on and off manually, or can be wired to run when a certain interior temperature is reached. This is probably one of the most energy efficient systems, if you are looking for economical ways to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


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33rd Floor Penthouse
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730
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