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Skylights and Solar Tubes: A Comparison
Skylights and Solar Tubes: A Comparison
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Skylights and Solar Tubes: A Comparison

Homeowners are always looking for ways to reduce their home’s energy consumption. One way you can do this is by installing a skylight or solar tube. In this post, windows installation expert Universal Roofing & Exteriors explains the difference between the two.


Skylights are more common than solar tubes. One benefit of a skylight is a direct view of the sky, which allows an ample amount of natural light into your home and helps you reduce your reliance on artificial lighting. Skylights can also be opened and closed for better ventilation, reducing your reliance on your HVAC unit.

Solar Tubes

If you’re working on a tight budget, then a solar tube may be the best choice because it’s cheaper to install. Like skylights, solar tubes allow an ample amount of natural light into your home, making it more energy efficient as a result. To install solar tubes in your home, simply turn to Universal Roofing & Exteriors, the pros in installing energy efficient windows and doors.

How to Choose Between the Two

As always, which of the two you choose to install in your home is at your discretion. If you don’t mind paying a little extra and want a direct view of the sky and better ventilation, then opt for skylights. However, if you’re working on a budget and you live in an area with a hot climate, then solar tubes might be better. Regardless of what you choose, your home is bound to have better energy efficiency as a result.

Want to install skylights or solar tubes in your home? Don’t hesitate to turn to Universal Roofing & Exteriors. When it comes to installing energy efficient doors and windows, we are the leading professionals to approach and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at (317) 257-0779 or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve homeowners in Indianapolis, IN, and other nearby areas.

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