Top affordable roofing: what you need to know before installing a roof skylight
The top affordable roofing expert, in the Charlotte NC and Greenville SC area, is available if you are considering installing a skylight above a room in your house that has a low amount of natural light. Five times more natural light can come into a room with these windows, more than a sidewall window, perfect if you are looking for a little extra light in your life. However, the complexity and cost involved with installing a skylight will make it worth your time to educate yourself on the conditions that need to be met with your home’s structure and the design decisions that you also will need to make in order to get a skylight that will work for you.
You will find the most important things that you should consider before having a skylight installed in your home.
Hire a contractor with a history of installing skylights
Be sure to remember that to make your skylight leak-free, your contractor must follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation. You can probably understand why it would make sense to hire a contractor that has a history of following these instructions.
Hiring a local contractor who has lots of experience installing a skylight will be crucial when investing in a skylight for your home.
Carefully consider the skylight’s placement
Thinking about the way that a skylight can add more light into a room is what most people will consider when deciding where it should be placed. You can make sure that your skylight will not need to be reinforced and it is placed in an area where it can be integrated easily into the design of your roof if you have a blueprint handy and some knowledge of the sections of your roof.
Eliminate any heat gain
Your home can start to feel like a sauna with heat gain. Summers can get very hot and you don’t want your home to get hotter when adding a skylight. You should consider installing a skylight that is made from glass that is double-insulated and tempered with low-E coatings to eliminate any heat gain. It is also recommended to install a skylight that is bronze-tinted, especially if the installed skylight will be facing the west or south side of your house.
Not all roofs will be right for a skylight
The construction of your home’s roof must be able to support the skylight because skylights are installed beneath the roof shingles at the roofline and sheathing. You should first consider the roof’s framing, which is typically either one of two types, stick-framed or truss-framed.
Top affordable roofing in Charlotte NC and Greenville SC
A top affordable roofing expert will fit your skylight right the first time, so be sure to hire a reputable team when you are looking for someone to fit them in your roof.
It can be costly to have any damage from a faulty skylight installation, so be sure to have it done right to avoid going over your budget.
Steele Restoration is a fully licensed and insured Charlotte NC and Greenville SC-based general contractor and roofing company specializing in roofing, siding, and storm damage restoration for single-family homes, multi-family complexes, and commercial and industrial sites. We service Charlotte and surrounding areas including Rock Hill, Lake Norman, Steele Creek, Matthews, Ballantyne, and Blakeney, along with Greenville and Spartanburg SC areas.