A new skylight can add warmth and beauty to parts of your home where windows won’t fit. Before you decide on skylight windows installation, there are some important things you should know. Today, Universal Roofing & Exteriors sheds light on what you need to know about skylights.
Skylights Are Vulnerable to the Elements
The fewer seams and penetrations a roof has, the less it is vulnerable to the elements. Skylights penetrate the roof, and, if improperly installed, can increase a roof’s vulnerability to high winds and leaks. This doesn’t mean you should dismiss skylights, but rather that you should exercise caution and choose the best quality skylight that you can. Of equal importance is choosing a trustworthy, experienced contractor that specializes in skylight installation.
Skylight Placement Is Important
When deciding where the skylights should be installed, you need to take into consideration environmental factors such as indoor moisture. Otherwise you may have to deal with indoor condensation that turn into dripping skylights. For example, if you intend to have a skylight installed in your bathroom, make sure the bathroom has proper ventilation to prevent fogging.
You Can’t Control the Sun
Unlike electrical lighting, natural lighting varies depending on the time of day and weather conditions. Just like when choosing a location for your energy efficient windows, you have to consider which side of the house the skylight will face. A south-facing skylight will receive more sunlight, which may over light your home. It may also let direct sunlight in, which may fade fabrics and furniture in your home.
Universal Roofing & Exteriors is your leading provider of energy-efficient doors and windows. Give us a call at (317) 257-0779 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Indianapolis, IN, and surrounding areas.