Skylights can brighten up darker rooms, make an area feel more spacious, and even improve your mood and quality of sleep.
Before you start installing skylights there are a few things you should take into consideration to make sure you get the best solution for your needs.
Here are a few things you need to know before installing a skylight in your home.
What features do you want on your skylight?
Before installing your skylights, you should know what features you want them to have.
For example, do you want it to be a flat or domed skylight? Do you want a fixed skylight, meaning you can’t open it, or a vented skylight that you can open to help improve airflow?
Also, consider what material you want your skylight to be made out of. You can have glass skylights, but you can also have plastic skylights. Glass is more expensive than plastic, but it doesn’t get scratched up as quickly as plastic does.
Where do you want to place the skylight?
Choosing the right spot for your skylight takes a lot more thought than you would initially think. You have to think about how your chosen location will benefit day-to-day living in your home.
Where you place your skylight will affect how much solar heat you get in your home. Take into consideration where the dark spots are in your home, if there’s a place in your house that doesn’t get as much natural light as you’d like, then consider adding a skylight.
Make sure to get skylights fitted right the first time
You want your skylight fitted right the first time, so if you’re hiring a roofing company to fit them, make sure you’re getting a capable team. The damages from faulty skylight installations can be quite costly, so make sure it’s done right the first time to avoid going over your budget.