Re: Window or skylight for small bath?
The tube-type skylight will provide a lot more usable light than the window will. Maintenance is easier than a traditional skylight, as the "inside" is only 8' above the floor rather than 10 or 12 feet or more. However, you still need to go on the roof periodically to clean the outside.
With the tube-type skylight, you'll probably find that you don't use the electric light at all during the day. With the window, you probably will use it.
Besides, the window will require modifying the wall framing and installing a header. While the sky-tube-light will require cutting a hole in the roof (which must be properly sealed), it won't require modifying any framing.
Last edited by Fencepost; 04-08-2014 at 02:34 PM.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.