OPERABLE & FIXED skylight guide
Most popular in kitchens and bathrooms, operable skylight gives you the ability to vent hot air trapped in the ceiling and create a cross-breeze for circulation in your home. They can be manually operated with an extension rod, hard-wired to a wall switch, or remote operated. Solar-powered venting skylights use an onboard solar panel to charge the electric motor for an environmentally friendly skylight that is eligible for a Federal Tax Credit.
A fixed skylight does not open and is more cost effective for rooms where venting isn’t necessary.