Sun Tunnel Benefits
One of the newest trends in natural lighting for your Lake Country home is the sun tunnel Easy to install and often used in “green” building projects, the sun tunnel is a sheet-metal tube with a polished interior which acts as a mirror to channel light along its entire length while preserving the light’s intensity.
Sun Tunnel Features
On your roof, the sun tunnel is capped by a weather-proof plastic globe, with the tube ending in a diffuser in the ceiling of the room below. The diffuser looks similar to a recessed light. A sun tunnel captures daylight and brings light to areas that traditional skylights can’t including closets, hallways, laundry rooms and bathrooms. Sun tunnels take up very little space on your roof and minimize the home owner’s heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter.
Sun Tunnel Installation
A sun tunnel is an economical approach to bringing the benefits of natural light into your home, at a fraction of the cost of a skylight. Typical costs for a sun tunnel installation are less than those for placing a skylight. Sun tunnels produce less heat than traditional electric lighting, and the energy savings achieved by reducing dependency on electric lighting far exceeds the costs of sun tunnel installation.