Skylights have their roots in industrial
and commercial buildings of the
nineteenth century. In the days when
electric light consisted of a few bare
bulbs dangling from wires, skylights
were the only way to get light inside
Today, builders use skylights to solve
design problems, increase customer
satisfaction, and bring natural light
and ventilation to dark corners.
Duplex. In a duplex or zero-lot-line
house, kitchens and baths are often
grouped near a common, inside wall.
The rooms must be vented and lighted
mechanically. Operable skylights
installed over a light shaft can provide
light and ventilation for such windowless
Small lots. Skylights can enhance
privacy in dense housing developments.
While it's great to have widows
in the kitchen and