Skylight Installation Tips

Now that you have picked out your skylight, the next step is to install it. Installing a skylight can be a daunting task for a homeowner, so many opt to have one professionally installed. This makes sense, since skylight installation involved cutting a hole in your roof. If you cut it improperly, the results can be disastrous.

Go Big
When looking for the perfect skylight, remember that in this case, bigger is better. Skylight installation costs will be about the same no matter what size you choose, so you might as well get more bang for your buck. If you choose the smallest size possible, the skylight won’t be that effective, especially for larger spaces. If you’re serious about saving money on energy costs, then you need to choose a size that will actually make a difference in the amount of natural light output.

Proper Planning
Proper planning is important in any project and the same goes for skylight installation. You can’t just cut a hole in your roof and hope for the best. You need to be aware of where to install the skylight, how to install it correctly and how to take advantage of sun angles. When choosing to enhance energy efficiency in a home, you want the best results. Plus, it’s important to know that a skylight is not the same as a window. There are many differences, so if you understand this, you won’t be disappointed by your results.

Keep the Sun in Mind
The sun does not stay in one place all day. It does move throughout the day, so your home will get more natural light – and more glare – at various times of the day. Think about what direction your home is facing and how to use that to your advantage. For example, it’s better to face the skylight north and get a soft glow all day long than to face it south and get too much heat gain.

Wasco Skylights can help you find the perfect skylight for your home.

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