What You Need to Know Before Installing a Skylight

A skylight installation can completely change your home. If you’re interested in adding more natural light into your property and greatly adding to the value of your home, installing a skylight can provide you with these benefits and more.

A skylight provides improved ventilation and this is why they are such popular choices for bathrooms and kitchens. Although installing a skylight can mean cutting a hole in your roof, choosing the right quality of materials and hiring an experienced contractor will make sure that it will have any chance of leaking or compromising your roof.

Skylights are available in many variations, you can choose from flat, fixed, vented or dome skylights and there are many styles to choose from including a rectangle or circular fashion. A fixed skylight can not be opened but choosing a vented skylight can make sure that you can manually or remotely open your skylight for added ventilation and improved airflow throughout your home.

Weighing your options and choosing something that works for you can be highly important. A fixed skylight can be a leak proof solution for your home because they are sealed, vented skylights do have opportunities for leaks if they are left open but they are a great way to add temperature control into your home. A fixed skylight often comes with a cheaper overall cost whereas vented skylights with automate controls can often be double to triple the cost.

If you have any other questions about the process of skylight installation or what skylight would be suited best for your home, contact skylight installation professionals such as the team at Old Time Roofing. We can present the best options for your budget and your home.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers roofing in St Petersburg Fl. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.