We had two lovely skylights fitted in our extended kitchen some time ago. They are great,they let the light and sunshine flood in. When I'm burning-sorry cooking-all evidence is whisked away in a flash. When they are open, air circulates and freshens the house and brings the sound of birds singing into the room. We love them
But what nobody told us about skylights....
Light does flood into the room its true, but in the intense heat of some summers, our south facing skylights heat up the room like a furnace. This means that we had to fit blackout blinds to the glass to keep out all that lovely sunshine.
Having skylights means that there is no loft or roof space, just a gorgeous vaulted ceiling. This means that various birds who treat our gardens as home THUNDER around on the roof during the hours of daylights and with no insulting space between, sound as though they are wearing boots.
Having skylights means that when it is raining, the sound of the rain on the slanted glass always sounds torrential.
Having skylights means a complicated and difficult operation to clean them inside and out. Ladders and extending poles are involved and much swearing
And finally, what no one told us is that every flying insect that flies in during the day will spend the night battering itself to death on the glass trying to get out during the night. Each morning there will be a small pile of corpses of various wasps, flies, moths etc. to sweep up.
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