Six Things Before Installing a Skylight

Nov. 29, 2018

1. Pay attention to quality

Energy efficiency, watertightness, noise reduction and other factors, such as load and wind resistance are important considerations. In addition, many manufacturers offer high quality products made from sustainable materials to protect the environment. Installing a skylight is a daunting task and you want to make sure you are satisfied with your decision later.

2. Carefully place

The placement of the skylight depends mainly on the position of your house's rafters. Before starting to cut the roof, plan the space plan or the blueprint accordingly.

3. Determine the slope and control method before you buy 

There are a vast number of flashing kits available that are specific to a particular pitch, so be sure you have the right information so you can make an educated decision. You maybe choose electronic control skylights.

4. Start from the inside

Once you've removed the interior sheathing, drive four nails or screws in the corners of the box outline you've marked for the skylight. This will make it easier to locate the skylight opening from the roof.

5. Take the time to add extra drywall and insulation

Be prepared to apply a little drywall and insulation to cut down on condensation and make certain that the light you let in doesn't expose less than-ideal-ceiling space.

6. Consider a self-ventilating skylight

There are many brands of skylights have an option that allows you to vent your room as well as illuminate it.