Everything You Need to Know Before Installing a Skylight

Skylights are a great way to add additional natural light to your home and give a more unique view than a traditional window or even french door. Skylights have several benefits, like bringing in additional solar heat, increasing ventilation and they can even add equity to your home. If you are considering adding in a skylight, here are some important things to know and consider beforehand.

Install Strategically to Avoid Sunlight Glare

Not only does sun glare make a room too bright, it can also make it incredibly hot, something we definitely do not need more of in Alabama. Sun glare can also fade furniture, flooring and fabrics. To avoid sun glare, you can install in a location that gets minimal direct sunlight. You can also install shades or filters to counteract the glare.

You’re in Control of the Light

The type of physical light you choose will determine how much light is brought in the room. Lights with straight sides focus the light in one area, while lights with flares will spread the light out over space.

Placement is Important

Choosing the darkest corner in your home isn’t always the best method. Bathrooms and kitchens are common areas for skylights, but these areas tend to draw a lot of moisture. Excess moisture can lead to mold and mildew on your skylight. If you’re leaning to one of these rooms, you may want to consider an automatic skylight that opens to allow for ventilation. Also consider other doors and windows that it will align with. Generally speaking, skylights look best when they are aligned with these types of features.

Choose a Good Quality Skylight

Roofs are our home’s line of defense to wind, rain, hail and other elements of nature. You’ll want to ensure your skylight can withstand this type of environmental stress. The cheapest option may not be the best in this case. Choosing the right company to install your skylight, like Ridgeline Construction, is also important. Our experience in roofing is beneficial for skylight installation.

If you’re ready to install a skylight in your home, give the professionals at Ridgeline Construction a call or contact us online. If you have questions, we are happy to guide you through the process. Your home is your largest investment and we take pride in ensuring your satisfaction.

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