Skylight Installation – Things you need to know

1. Flat vs. Domed

No one wants to have the view of their skylight blocked. This is why many homeowners appreciate domed skylight installation because leaves and other outdoor debris slide right off. However, if you wish to install a dome type so it won’t affect your views from inside or outside, this isn’t possible with glass material as they will crack easily when pressure affects them – but for those wishing for an unobtrusive installation in case some small branches fall onto the roof or just want something that looks more like part of a building instead than obstructing vision while looking out windows? You can always go with plastic!

2. Skylight Installation Placement

Whether you do window installation or skylight installation, your placement has a big impact on how much solar heat is let into your home and the kind of light you can expect. For example, installing an east-facing roof will offer more natural light during the morning hours (morning sun) than evening sunlight, which may be preferable to some for energy savings purposes. If that’s not what you want in terms of brightness or warmth–or if it conflicts with other factors such as shading from structures like trees or buildings–then another option might suit better!

3. Energy Efficiency

Skylight windows are a great way to bring in natural light while still maintaining the temperature of your house. But it’s important that you know what type will work best for your home before skylight installation, and if possible find an energy-efficient option. For example, tinted glass can reduce the heat coming through skylights by up to 40%. The slope and position also affect how much solar radiation enters the room so make sure not only to choose wisely but install correctly as well, for instance, if you’re looking for something more cost-efficient but still need protection against solar radiation then consider a model that helps regulate temperature without expensive heating/cooling equipment.

4. Fixed vs. Vented

Do you want fresh air coming into your home regardless of the time of day? If so then investing in a ventilated roof is something else you will want to consider when discussing installing new roofs.

Ventilated skylights are perfect for introducing fresh air to your home. They’re more expensive, but they make up the cost with their versatility and special features!

The benefits are worth the investment. Vented skylights provide ventilation for indoor air and also save on your energy bills by increasing warmth in winter, lowering cooling costs in summer, reducing humidity levels inside during humid months, discouraging mold growth from excess moisture retention that could otherwise occur with closed windows or doors (due to rain entering through an open window), enabling you to enjoy natural light all year round without even opening up your blinds or curtains!

5. Glass vs. Plastic

Glass glazing is your best bet. It’s twice as heavy and anywhere from 25% to five times more expensive than plastic, but it provides clearer glass that’s less likely to get scratched or breakable plus blocks out UV rays better so you can rest easy knowing there won’t be any discoloration over time! 

While Window Installation choose a low-E coating on the inside of the window pane helps insulate against heat in summer months, we recommend investing in double-paned windows for improved insulation all year round – which also happen to have an aesthetically pleasing appearance compared with single-layer ones.

You might think that a glass skylight is fragile and easy to break, but if you choose tempered or laminated glass it will be stronger than any other type of glazing. If the house needs two windows then go with double-paned–either an outer pane of tempered over inner panes of laminate glasses for maximum protection.

Plastic glazing, sold in a stronger polycarbonate or weaker acrylic variety, is cheaper and less likely to break than glass. But it also scratches more easily and becomes discolored faster while blocking almost no UV light at all. It’s usually only available standard sizes that are easy for contractors to install but not so many homeowners who would rather have some creative freedom with their window coverings…

Skylight installation with glass are more expensive than their plastic counterparts. However, many homeowners also appreciate not having to worry about scratches. While Glass skylights are able to offer a clear view for years, plastic skylights have the tendency to become discolored over time.

6. Keep your skylight clean and clear with regular maintenance.

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Keep your skylight sparkling year-round by inspecting ceilings and floors biweekly for leaks.

  • If you see a damp patch on the ceiling or carpet, that might be an indication of a leak in the roof which can lead to mold if not repaired soon! 
  • If you see a damp patch on the ceiling or carpet, that might be an indication of a leak in the roof which can lead to mold if not repaired soon! 
  • If you see a damp patch on the ceiling or carpet, that might be an indication of a leak in the roof which can lead to mold if not repaired soon! 
  • If you see a damp patch on the ceiling or carpet, that might be an indication of a leak in the roof which can lead to mold if not repaired soon! 

Connect with an Skylight Installation Expert

If you have an old roof, don’t start adding a skylight to it without first ensuring that your home is ready for the new addition. You’ll need to re-shingle certain parts of your current roof before window installation and be prepared for rain leakage if there’s water up on top or coming through one of those openings leading into your living space.

Since the likelihood of rain is lower during the summer, you probably won’t experience delays with skylight installation. So be sure to Contact Skyguard Windows and Doors if you want a skylight installed during the little bit of summer we have left!

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