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Tube Skylights for DIY Homeowners! Easy Install, Free Light and No Maintenance!

April 18, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 231

If you're looking for a remodeling project that will increase the equity of your home, is very inexpensive to buy and can be accomplished on a Saturday afternoon, look into tube skylights. Unlike the old ones of the past, these new models are made of much stronger materials and have some pretty impressive technology behind them. Polycarbonate, for instance, is a nearly indestructible material that's about 200 times stronger than glass, while being a sixth the weight.

In fact, the new tube skylight research and lab work is being done in the area of environmental and ecological arenas which are focused on enhancing the rays of the sun while restricting the harmful UV (ultraviolet) problems associated with certain cancers and color fading of interior fabrics and materials. Increasing the light by designing the "tube" to reflect and bounce light more efficiently, and reducing the heat entering an interior area, through new materials, is also a developmental concern.

Not only that, but doctors and psychologists say that natural light, such as that created by skylights, can have very positive impacts on our temperament, stress levels and moods as well. Natural light produced inside a home or RV (recreational vehicle) on cloudy winter days has proven to actually prevent depression! Who would have thought these things could have a medicinal value!

And tube skylights no longer come in just round, either. Square, rectangular and other shapes are now available. If you have the money, you can even design your own unique, personal shape. And, nearly all tube skylights today have ceiling diffusion, created by the polycarbonate and other materials you see on the ceiling fixture and roof bubble, which reduces or eliminates "hot spots." This means the light remains constant whether you are standing directly beneath the ceiling fixture or not.

If you want to "turn off" the light at any time, you now have the option of adding skylight blinds or shades. These are operated by an extension pole or a switch. You can even have a remote device, similar to your TV remote, too. In other words, today you can have an inexpensive tube skylight which can create a healthier atmosphere, will increase the value of your home and offer you control over the light input and heat loss of a room. All this wrapped up into a fun project you'll be proud to show your friends and family!

To learn more, search "tube skylight" or "new skylight technology" online or go to and click on SKYLIGHTS in the left hand navigation column. Or, click on any of the project listings there for free tips and advice on hundreds of things designed to help the DIY homeowner.

Durand Demlow is a commercial designer, home remodeler and website developer. His knowledge and career has given him the experience to create a website focused on helping do-it-yourselfers and homeowners with free remodeling and decorating tips and ideas. His website, is an ever-expanding resource of DIY concepts and advice.

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