I currently have two skylights installed by previous owners (probably many years ago), one in a stairwell, and one in a bathroom. The bathroom one is definitely dripping with consensation post-shower, and the stairwell one is also showing condensation damage with paint bubbling up around it. And they let in a lot of heat in the summer. I'm on board that solar tubes are the better choice energy wise -if I were starting a new build, that's what I would choose. But do you think that I should close in my skylights and replace them with tubes? Or are there newer skylight models that can mitigate the heat and condensation issues?
I want to insulate the outside of my house and I'd like to know which type of insulation you think is best.
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