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Skylight Installation

Looking to brighten up your home? Skylights are a great way to let in more natural light into your home and brighten things up naturally. Plus, they offer five times more light than side windows.

An increase is natural light also decreases the need to turn on lighting in the house helping to save on electrical costs. Sound intriguing? If this illuminating feature is of interest to you, we recommend reading on to learn more about the different considerations.

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Skylight Installation

Skylights are installed using a range of different installation techniques. The two most popular are deck mounted and curb counted. Mountain West Roofing will assess your home’s roof pitch, roofing material, and ceiling type (as well as new cut-in installation or replacement) to determine which installation is best for your home.

Different Types of Skylights

There several different options of styles, sizes, and glazing that you can choose from. The styles that are most popular include:

Fixed Curb or Deck Mount Skylights: These skylights are designed for installation using a curb or fastened directly to the roof deck. Fixed or Deck Mount skylights offer an economical way of transforming and brightening up dark hallways, stairwells and other closed-in dark spaces.

Manual Venting: Manual venting skylights not only allow the natural light to shine in, but they also open to enable fresh air in and venting to restore proper moisture balance to the home allowing stale, humid air to be released.

Electric Venting: Electric skylights are a wonderful way to light up your home naturally. Let in fresh air with the touch of a button. Forgot to close the window, no problem. The rain sensor will close the skylight during heavy weather.

Solar Powered Venting: This amazing solar powered skylight features a solar panel that captures available daylight and uses it to recharge a highly efficient, fully concealed battery powered operator and control system. No wires needed for this install as the windows are completed powered by the solar power.

There are lots of options when it comes to the glazing. The skylights can be glazed in glass, plastic, and have protective glaze films. The different features will affect the scratch and impact-resistance, light regulation, UV rays, temperature levels and privacy levels.

Skylight Maintenance

We recommend that you have your skylights inspected regularly by a professional. Inspect your ceilings and floors in rooms with skylights for damp spots or staining from water. Small cracks and other defects can lead to more extensive structural damage down the line. Remove all debris from skylights annually. If this is something that you are not comfortable doing yourself, you can get your skylights cleaned professionally when you are getting your gutters cleaned or roof inspected.

Commercial Roof Maintenance / skylight installation

At Mountain West Roofing, we pride ourselves on our ability to meet the needs of our customer base by combining outstanding workmanship with attentive customer care.

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