Natural light does great things for your home, and installing a skylight is the perfect way to let in the warm, comforting light of the sun. Natural light gives your home an inviting feel, and skylights allow you to bring in light in areas where it may not be feasible to install a traditional window. A skylight also adds to the value of your home and helps reduce heating costs.
Before having one installed, it’s important to become familiar with local skylight installers, the different brands of skylights available and the installation process itself. At that point, if you still feel if a skylight is right for you, you can take to necessary steps to get the process started.
Due to the positioning of skylights on your roof, they’re much more exposed to the elements and susceptible to water leaks than a regular window. For this reason, it’s very important to invest in a high-quality skylight that will protect your home from potential water damage. The best skylights are watertight, sound-proof and have enough load-bearing capacity to hold up to the amount of ice and snow accumulation typical over an Ohio winter. Keep in mind that the direct light shining down into your home is going to bring a lot of heat with it at times, so you may want to consider splurging on shading, UV protection and/or ventilation for your skylight.
Location, Location, Location
To a great extent, the structure of your home is going to determine where you place your skylights. The location of the thick internal beams that support your roofing will be your guide. If you’re not quite sure of the best location for a skylight, an experienced roofing company like Muth & Company Roofing can help you determine the ideal placement. Keep an Eye on the Weather
If it happens to rain when you’re installing a skylight, that rainwater is going to come straight down into your home. While it’s not always possible to predict the weather, do your best to schedule your installation project during a period of warm, dry weather with no rain on the horizon. Choosing a reliable, reputable roofer that will get the job done quickly and efficiently will further help to prevent this complication.
Get a Free Skylight Estimate
If you want to give your home a little extra pizzazz by installing a skylight (or several!), Muth & Company is the roofer to call. Contact us today at (614) 682-3060 to schedule a consultation and get a FREE estimate.
Muth & Company Roofing is a certified Master Elite Contractor through GAF servicing Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding area including Westerville, Delaware, Worthington, Dublin, Bexley, Gahanna, New Albany, and nearby communities. Muth & Company provides roofing installation services, as well as gutter installation, gutter replacement, gutter repair, attic insulation, skylight installation, and roof repair. We’re proud to offer metal roofing installation and metal roof financing services.
We use quality, feature-rich products including GAF American Harvest Shingles as well as the full GAF roofing system to deliver superior protection and warranties. If you’re in need of an experienced, trusted roofing or gutter company in the Columbus, Ohio region, don’t hesitate to call Muth & Company for a free estimate at (614) 682-3060 today!