A skylight is a great source of natural light, can help cut down on energy costs and depending on the type installed, can help ventilate the air. Installing a skylight requires a big hole to be cut in the roof and professional and structural knowledge of how skylights and roof systems work is essential to the proper installation. Roof pitch, waterproof flashing, rafter placement, insulation, and a number of other factors need to be considered to avoid serious problems.
There are several different options when picking out a skylight to enhance your space. Choosing the right one depends not only on your personal preference, but on the type of roof and the desired placement.
- Fixed Skylights - perfect for rooms that need additional light. Fixed skylights do not provide ventilation and are designed for out of reach areas.
- Tubular Skylights - meant for smaller spaces that are not large enough for a full sized skylight. Tubular skylights are perfect for hallways, pantries and closets and can usually be adjusted to allow for more or less direct light.
- Vented Skylights - great for any room that needs additional light or has poor ventilation. Vented skylights can be opened and are ideal for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms. If you have cathedral ceilings, vented skylights can still be used provided that they come with an electric operation option.
Our roofers know exactly what it take to correctly install your skylight system and help you decide which skylight it best for you.