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New Skylights: What Your Contractor Should be Telling You
New Skylights: What Your Contractor Should be Telling You - Universal Roofing & Exteriors
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    The roof is arguably the most important part of the home; in fact, without a roof, a house can hardly be called a home. The roof provides comfort, security, and safety from the elements. So if the roof ends up with any kind of damage, it could end up compromising all of the qualities that the roof is supposed to provide. The roof is particularly susceptible to wear and tear since it is exposed to the elements, and in Indianapolis, those elements can be varied and unpredictable.


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New Skylights: What Your Contractor Should be Telling You




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.


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    No matter what kind of Indianapolis roofing project you need done, we at Universal Roofing & Exteriors can help you to achieve it. Whether you want your roof to be repaired or to be replaced completely, we can do it for you. We can send a contractor to examine your existing roof and let you know what needs to be done. Once their assessment is complete, they can give you various options on how to proceed. Once the roofing project gets started, our assigned contractor will make sure that it gets completed as efficiently and quickly as possible.


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There’s no better combination than experience, quality products, and a strong work ethic when it comes to choosing a central Indiana roofing company. That’s why we are confident you’ll be satisfied with our work—so confident that we guarantee your satisfaction before you pay a dime. That’s right­—no payment unless you’re satisfied. Get a free estimate from us by filling out our request form or calling us at (317) 257-0779 . We can’t wait to give your home the attention and care it deserves.

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