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Skylight - light benefit vs. heat

2 months ago
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I'm considering a Velux skylight in my small kitchen. I am not knocking down walls, or building on to my house, so I thought a skylight would help it to feel more open. That said, my kitchen faces SouthEast. This side of my house gets HOT HOT HOT summer sun. I'm having my deck covered currently, but that's another topic. So about the skylight, I know it will give me a ton of light and help the kitchen feel brighter and more open, but I am just concerned it could be counter-productive if it makes the kitchen hot. And if I have to keep the shade closed all the summer on the skylight because of the heat, then it's a waste to get one put in. Appreciate your thoughts.

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