What to know when considering adding a skylight to your home
One of the most undeniable trends in home ownership over the last decade or so has been the demand by buyers to have a lot of natural light present inside their home. And along with having the long side of a house facing south with lots of windows to take advantage of the sun's placement, one of the other popular methods of increasing natural light is installing skylights in your roof.
Adding a skylight, as an after-construction feature, is a big decision that will in some cases require a general contractor and one or two specialty contractors just to get the site prepped for the roof hole to be cut away and the skylight installed. The biggest question is if there's a natural clear opening in the design of the home that will allow for a skylight to be installed without having to disrupt any plumbing, HVAC or other system infrastructure that will add lots of time and expense to the whole process. It may be the case that no "easy" location is desirable, in which case the property owner has to reconsider how much they want to add some cheap natural light to the home.
But if a good location can be found, skylights are fairly easy for our team at Precision Roof Crafters to install, and they're simple to maintain for many years with no problems at all. We'll talk over your options for the different styles or formations of skylights. Options include the curve-mounted models that is in a framed out box that essentially sits on top of the roof, or models that come with legs and special flange and sort of sit on the roof like a cowboy hat.
What's most important is that homeowners utilize roofing specialists, like Precision Roof Crafters, for any skylight installation, because general contractors generally don't know how to properly install them or determine if a diverter needs to be installed or not. Our general fee for skylight installs is $809, which will give you the confidence needed to know the job has been done right.