What to Know When Installing Skylights

What to Know When Installing Skylights

Natural light does great things for your home. Installing skylights 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 installing skylights, it’s important to become familiar with local skylight installers, the different brands of skylights available, and the installation process itself.

Quality matters when installing skylights

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. This 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. You may want to consider shading, UV protection, and/or ventilation for your skylight.

Location, location, location

To a great extent, the structure of your home is key to installing your skylights. The location of the thick internal beams that support your roofing will be your guide. 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. Do your best to schedule your installation project during a period of warm, dry weather. Choosing a reliable, reputable roofer that will get the job done quickly and efficiently. This will further help to prevent this.

Get a free skylight estimate

Give your home a little extra pizzazz by installing a skylight (or several!). Muth & Company is the roofer to call. An attractive, functional skylight from Muth & Company can bring four-season light and brightness into your home.

Contact us today at (614) 682-3060 to schedule a consultation and get a FREE estimate.

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