4 Things to Know Before Installing Skylights and Sun Tunnels

Getting Skylights installed can be very exciting – who could say no to a spacious room that you can use as a living space, a home office, a small gym, or however way you want to purpose it? Even better, you can install skylights for different areas of your home (depending on the structure) and so they’re not exclusive to attics!

There are still some key things you should know before having skylights installed – but first, it turns out there are benefits to having skylights (really!). Here’s a rundown of some key benefits.

Benefits of Installing Skylights and Tunnels

They let in natural light

Whether it’s your extra dose of vitamin D or that extra boost to your mood, skylights let natural light into your home.

They reduce your energy bill

Skylights also help reduce electricity bills since the sunlight reduces the need to additional lighting.

They reduce the risk of mold and mildew

Sunlight helps stave off mold and mildew!

They provide better ventilation

Since most skylights open to let in fresh air, you can count on them creating better ventilation for your home.

4 Things to know before installing Skylights and Sun Tunnels

As exciting as it can be to install skylights, there are still some things you should keep in mind before going on a skylight adventure!

Get a professional installation

A lot can go wrong with a skylight installation: the type you choose, the installation itself, not meeting the safety requirements, failing to check the building code for your area, and a lot more. This shouldn’t discourage you, though. A professional, qualified roofer like Alpha Omega should be able to install the skylights properly and help you with all the requirements you need to meet.

Never skimp on quality

Low-quality skylight material or installation can end up costing you much more than your original investment. If, down the line, the skylight allows moisture to seep through, you could be looking at mold and mildew building up in your home.

There are many types of skylights

Not all skylights work for all homes. Whether it’s vented vs. fixed, domed vs. flat, or their placement for optimal (and actual) sunlight exposure, there are many factors that make up a successful skylight installation. One thing you’ll also want to look out for is the material itself you opt for; energy-efficient glass might be the way to go to avoid your home heating up, well, like a furnace!

A qualified roofer or an Alpha Omega trained specialists should be able to help you make the choices that are just right for your tastes, needs, and your home’s conditions.

When you install matters, mostly

Installing skylights during bad weather isn’t the best decision to make. Bad weather conditions can delay installation significantly, and if you’re mid-way through your installation, this could mean leaving an area of your home exposed during those days or weeks. Summer is the most common season to install skylights, since that’s when the weather is driest.

What should I do next?

If you’re looking to install skylights/sun tunnels and need to find a qualified roofer for the job, check out our resource on selecting the best roofing contractor, or contact one of our experts for a qualified evaluation!

You can also directly call us on 844-704-ROOF!

Let us know how we can help you get started on your next project!