A Skylight is like a window in that it is built for the purpose of daylighting. However, a Skylight is built into the roof of a building. It is distinct from a dormer window.

Skylights are popular in loft conversions and extensions in general.

They can save a great deal of energy – electric lights will not have to be used if a Skylight can provide a room with natural light.

A word of warning regarding Skylights

If a Skylight is poorly constructed or installed it may leak and cause structural damage to a home. Furthermore, any single-pane Skylight may weep with condensation. If you are buying a home with a Skylight, make sure that it is checked properly by a Surveyor.