A skylight can quickly add more natural light into any room. They are a beautiful addition to your home and they can improve ventilation which maximizes efficiency. Many people prefer to use skylights in their bathrooms in their kitchens. The idea of installing a skylight may sound quite complicated as there’s going to be a hole cut in the roof, choosing a professional and using quality materials will make sure it is seamless process.

One of the first things you’ll need to decide if you’re going to install a skylight is the type you’d like to install:

Vented: Vented skylights are a more traditional look and they are not sealed shut. These skylights can add better ventilation but if they’re left open they could invite the chance for debris to fall into your home. These skylights are the perfect way to quickly let moisture escape from a bathroom or kitchen rather than having heat stay trapped. Vented skylights are often more expensive than their counterparts however.

Fixed: this is often the most popular choice in a modern home. They’re available for quite a reasonable price and they often seal much better than vented skylights. Fixed skylights are completely sealed during manufacturing and their custom-made for the space that they’re installed into.

Understanding the installation:

The angle or slope of a skylight will affect the way that heat comes into your home. Low slope skylights often receive more solar heat in the summer. A professional skylight installer will often make a judgment call on the ideal area to place your skylight for the best sun and efficiency.

Moisture control for a skylight can also be quite important. Any installation needs to be done with a minimum of a 2 x 6″ curb above the roof to prevent leaks. Using a flashing kit that is designed for the skylight installation is also important to sealing it in.

Any professional needs to follow all manufacturers guidelines for installation and maintenance while a skylight is being installed. Be sure to contact a professional today for your skylight installation.

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state certified roofing contractor and co owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, a Clearwater roofing company. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for Residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.