On average, standard tubular skylights are sized between 4-18 inches. Rectangular fixed or vented skylights complete with flat tempered glass can vary in size, from 14-72 inches in width and 16-96 inches in length.
Average Tubular Skylight Sizes
Since skylight sizes can vary widely from 4 all the way to 96 inches, these domes can weigh anywhere between 60-150 pounds. The glass thickness will change depending on the type of skylight selected, but, in general, the bigger the skylight the thicker the glass. Ideally, home and business owners will have two tempered glass panes, designed to perform with a higher energy efficiency. Two-tempered glass panes are typically 1″ in thickness, according to SigSkylights.
There are many reasons why knowing the standard sizing of skylights is important. You may have an older home you are looking to update or simply starting a DIY project for your modern home. Another thing to consider with skylights is the maximum pitch restriction. Some select skylights are designed to allow for a nearly vertical pitch while other models are limited between a 45-90-degree pitch.
Skylight Sizes By Elite Home Daylighting Systems
If you are looking for skylight installation in Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek and San Tan Valley, Elite Home Daylighting Systems can help! Typically, home owners request skylight installation in hallways, kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, closets, home offices and other living spaces.
Smaller sized skylights are usually placed in bathrooms and closets, while larger models can illuminate bedrooms and other living spaces. Elite Home Daylighting Systems can install the following sizes:
- 6 inches (75 sq. ft.)
- 10 inches (150 sq. ft.)
- 13 inches (250 sq. ft.)
- 18 inches (500 sq. ft.)
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How Much Does Skylight Installation Cost?
On average, skylight installation cost around $2,250. Subject to the size and location, a professional will charge you between $500 to $4,000 for installation and labor. Where your total comes to that range depends on roof pitch, ceiling height, and the room itself. Labor prices are directly associated to the size of the window. You might only need to pay $500 for the cutting of a 16″ x 16″ hole in your roof, however, a 48″ x 48″ hole is going to range up to $4,000.
The appropriate size depends on more than just the expense. If you opt for the wrong size, it might be too small and fails at letting in natural light. For instance, a 16″ x 16″ opening might not be adequate to let in light into a large, open space living space. If it’s too big, air could leak out, or water may leak in. Information is vital for the installation. The opening in the roof and ceiling has to be precisely lined up. When that doesn’t occur, the skylight is not going to fit into the opening. Correcting that mistake is going to require more time and expense.
Vented skylights that have a remote control might require electrical installations that may range from $75 to $300. The cost of hiring an electrician should be included in your overall budget since most installers are not going to lay wire. They usually recommend a licensed professional experienced in electrical work.
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Elite Home Daylighting Systems offers tubular skylights and solar attic fan installation services to the entire Phoenix east valley. Service area includes Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe & more! Contact us for a free quote today!
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