What to Know Before Installing a Skylight

If you’re looking for more natural light in your home, a skylight is a great idea. If you’re replacing your roof, it’s a great time to install a skylight while you’re at it. Skylights let some sunshine in and can value to your home. You may not know about the benefits and features that come with installing skylights, and whether it’s something they’re looking to do.

Here some things to know before installing a skylight. 

Watch the forecast

Since a skylight involves cutting into your home’s roof, it’s best to wait for a clear day for the installation to occur. If the forecast shows rain during your installation period and the project moves forward, it’s challenging for the contractors to install the window. Not only that, but your chances of water damage are higher since it’s more likely water can get into your home before the window is properly sealed. Do yourself a favour, and don’t save it for a rainy day. 

Choose the best place

One of the biggest decisions that come with installing a skylight is where you put it. Skylights are commonly found in smaller spaces, including bedrooms and bathrooms, but they aren’t limited to those rooms. Roofing contractors will be able to help you choose a good spot for your window, no matter the room in the house. 

Go for the good quality

Skylights come with many other bonuses alongside being a source of natural light in your home. They are energy efficient, add to your home’s resale value, come in various sizes, make rooms appear larger, reduce electricity use, and more. Going for a lower quality window will lessen the benefits you receive. It also can mean that you may have to replace the window sooner rather than later. A good quality window will pay off. 

The same goes for a quality installation. Always hire an experienced roofing company that is knowledgeable and that has a good reputation. The last thing you want is for your new skylight to leak due to faulty installation.

Keep the future in mind

As previously mentioned, skylights add resale value to your home. This is for a number of reasons. Depending on your location, it may add views on top of all the natural light. Letting in more sunlight actually helps improve mood in the home too. This will keep your family or future buyers happy down the line. Overall, a skylight can be a good investment if installed properly and comes with lasting benefits. 

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