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Pros and Cons of Skylights

By: Alyssa Davis

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Advantages of Skylights

For a dark and dreary room, the most noticeable advantage to installing a skylight is the light that it lets in. Skylights can brighten up and change the feel of a room during the day. With their different styles and accessories, skylights offer choices that traditional windows cannot. When installing a window is not an option, adding a skylight may be the next best alternative. Skylights also allow homeowners to take advantage of natural solar light. The eco-friendly addition of natural lighting means that skylights can also increase the resale value of a home.

Disadvantages of Installing Skylights

With natural lighting at the forefront of a skylight's advantage, it may seem like not much could deter a homeowner from installing one. In actuality, there are quite a few disadvantages to installing skylights, especially if they are not installed correctly. The biggest concern is that the skylight will leak. Without proper sealing, it can be difficult to maintain the integrity of the seal between the roof's shingles and the skylight's casement. In most instances, the skylight will leak from the top as water runs down the slope of the roof. On flat roofs, skylights have a tendency to leak from anywhere along the seal, as the water can pool and seep under the bond. It is imperative that the skylight be installed and sealed properly. Another disadvantage to installing skylights is that they tend to let a great deal of heat in during the summer and a lot of cold, drafty air in during the winter. Even the highest rated skylights can let in two to four times the heat or cold that an average window does.

Depending on where you place the skylights on your roof will also impact how much energy is let through. Try to avoid placing skylights facing west, or the heat from the afternoon sun may have you quickly wishing you had not installed them. Skylights with built-in shades or blinds are a great option if you need to block out hot sun during warm weather months; a wand or remote control lets you open and close the window treatment at will. A properly installed skylight can be transformative in a room that is dark and dreary. If you are concerned about installing a skylight yourself, hire a professional contractor who has extensive experience installing them on your type of roof. With a professionally installed skylight with a strong UV-blocking rating, you can transform a room from drab to fabulous in no time.

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Steve and his team were very responsive and professional and knew exactly how to correct the roofing problems on our mid-century home. It has been a few weeks now since the work was done, and while we've had lots of rain, we can happily report that we've had no leaks. I highly recommend this company to others.

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