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Skylights Unlimited is Toronto's most experienced skylight company specializing in skylight repair, installation & replacement serving Greater Toronto Area (GTA) since 1988. Our skylight expertise is well known by prominent magazines that have featured our products and expertise in their publications.

Why Home Airing Is Important

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The average person spends more than two thirds of their time indoors in a typical week. With that much time spent inside, we should care about the quality of the air we breathe in our homes.  The average person spends more than two thirds of their time indoors in a typical week. With that much time spent inside, we should care about the qualit...
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Comprehensive Skylight Applications

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1) Roof Windows Roof windows are perfect for upper floor bonus rooms where they will be within reach for easy opening. 2) Solar Powered "Fresh Air" Skylights The Solar Powered "Fresh Air" Skylight features a solar panel that charges an internal battery and control system. The skylight is remote controlled and solar powered, which means it requires ...
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These are examples of homemade skylights.

Actually they are not skylights at all, they are a combination of a skylight and a window so they're on the roof and also leaning on a brick wall. This client was having some leaking problems with these units, but we are not able to rebuild new ones. Unfortunately, we just said thanks, but no thanks 
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The Fifth Wall Design Tips

Fifth wall design tip #1  Skylights open the fifth wall to the outdoors, by providing a view of blue skies, starry nights, passing storms or treetops swaying in the breeze. They bathe the room in natural light, revealing true colors and textures. Plus, skylights can open to enliven the space with fresh air, and, with blinds, now available in m...
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The Fifth Wall Design Tips

Fifth wall design tip #1 Skylights open the fifth wall to the outdoors, by providing a view of blue skies, starry nights, passing storms or treetops swaying in the breeze. They bathe the room in natural light, revealing true colors and textures. Plus, skylights can open to enliven the space with fresh air, and, with blinds, now available in more th...
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Skylight Condensation

This skylight has a lot of condensation forming on the underside of the interior pane of glass. Because it's in a bathroom, the high level of humidity in the air (from showering), causes an excessive amount of condensation to form, during cold weather. The colder the  winter temperatures outside, and the higher the humidity level inside, the more condensation will form. IN Fact, the condensation was so much that it would occasionally drip down onto the drywall below and it has caused the paint to bubble.

This is an example of a skylight drainage system working properly. This Velux curb mounted glass skylight’s condensation drainage system is allowing any condensation that forms on the inside of the glass, to drain properly to the exterior. In cold weather, this continuous slow drainage of condensation, forms like an icicle.

Theres so much condensation on the inside of this skylight that you can clearly see if from outside. Eventually , all this condensation drips down into the gutters, drains down to the low end of the skylight, and is discharged to the outside.

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Roofer installed Vents

This is something that we see quite often. The homeowner got his roofer to upgrade his vents at the same time as he was re-roofing the house. The roofer installed the large 14" turbine vent. Unfortunately, he put it on top of the old small hole (for the old passive vent that was there before), rather than cutting the hole to the size of the new vent. As you can imagine even though the new vent is much larger, it still doesn’t’t draw much air as it has to draw through a small hole. 

When installing new, more efficient venting systems, the hole in the plywood has to be cut to match the size of the new vent, for the new vent to be effective.

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Spring is here - let the sunshine in!

The perfect daylighting solution for overhead applications, Velux Solar Powered Skylights feature a solar panel that captures available daylight and uses it to recharge a battery powered operator and control system. It brings in abundant natural light and fresh air and installs as easily as a non-opening skylight as no wiring is required.   Spring is in the air -- call us and we'll let the sun shine in your home today. www.skylightsunlimited.ca

 

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