A skylight is a fun and affordable way to make your home brighter. They also add a bit of luxury to the atmosphere, which is a nice way to raise value. As a home remodeler, we’ve had the pleasure of installing them for our customers, though it’s not as easy as you think. Certain factors, from shape to area, should be considered for a skylight to work. Here are some of these concerns.
The shape of a skylight might seem insignificant, but it matters a lot. Homeowners must choose between domed and flat skylights. While flat designs are standard and carry more variety, domed skylights allow debris to slide off the roof easier.
Whether it’s remodelers or roofers, all contractors believe in quality. You may want to scrimp on a cheaper skylight, but don’t risk it. You get what you pay for, and higher quality means better performance, even if the material is a little bit more expensive than the one you were eyeing.
Skylights are special windows, bringing in more light into a room. However, they still need the right glass to function properly. If you’re not careful, you might end up with a temperature imbalance, and this can lead to increased energy costs. Choose glass that can cut down heat transfer. Also, consider the toughness of the glass to deal with any unexpected debris.
Sunlight affects the entire structure of your home, whether it be the roof or the siding. However, certain areas might get more sunlight exposure than others. Ask your roofers where the sun faces your home. North-facing roofs, for example, are going to feel frequent sunlight all year. Meanwhile, south-facing roofs can have less exposure, which means more energy savings.
Find the right person to help with your project. Empire Roofing and More has spent many years helping homeowners with window installations. Our goal is to make your next project a long-lasting success. Call us today at (412) 618-4729 to learn more about our products and services. We serve areas in and around Pittsburgh and Wexford, PA.