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.
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.
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.
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.
Our roofing specialists know that you want your new residential roof to be durable as well as beautiful. With our expertise and quality roofing products we provide, you can rest assured that your roofing project will be all you hoped for – and more!
We are proud to be recognized as one of the top roofing contractors in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Our roofing experts offer commercial and industrial roofing solutions that are completed on time and on budget.
Multi Family and Strata Roofing
You need a roofing company with the expertise to steer large-scale projects. We have tremendous expertise in working with multi-family and strata roofing services.
Roof Repair and Maintenance
Common roofing issues can be avoided with consistent checkups and maintenance. Stopping leaks and repairing broken or missing shingles can preserve the life of your roof, which can help reduce the need for a full-on roof replacement.