Summer Skylight Installation: What You Need to Know

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Upgrade Your Home and Improve Your Summer With Skylight Installation

Summer is here, and your list of daily activities, vacations, and plans with family and friends is overflowing. Between work, summer camps for the kids, and neighborhood pool parties, it may seem like there’s no time to slow down, but all you really want to do is sit on the porch swing after sun fall and stare into the night sky. Stargazing…it doesn’t get much more relaxing than that, right?

Well, the good news is a skylight installation can turn EVERY night into a relaxing summertime stargazing experience. Invite the outdoors in with a new skylight in your bedroom, living room, or favorite spot in your home. See the difference it can make in your home, mood, and even your energy bill! Learn more about skylight installation below.

Benefits of Skylight Installation

If your roof is old and deteriorating, you might be considering a roof replacement. This is the perfect time to reimagine the design possibilities of your roof! Talk to a local roofing company, such as Perimeter Roofing, to discover how to take advantage of the many benefits that skylight installation offers homeowners.

  • Enhanced interior ambiance and exterior visual appeal
  • More natural light and less artificial light leads to:
    • Improved mental and physical wellness
    • Savings on energy bills
  • Increased energy efficiency makes skylights an eco-friendly solution
  • Improved indoor air quality due to better ventilation and air circulation
  • Removal of excess heat and humidity from the home
  • Skylights can make a room feel larger
  • Attract potential buyers
  • Improve home value

Types of Skylights Available For Installation

Type
Description
Recommended Location
Fixed SkylightsWith the sole purpose of bringing in natural light and offering a clear view of the sky, fixed skylights do not open or provide ventilation. 
Hallways or spaces not requiring additional ventilation
Vented SkylightDesigned with hinge or crank mechanisms, vented skylights can be opened to allow fresh air inside, improving circulation and ventilation. Bathrooms and kitchens
Tubular SkylightsSmaller than standard skylights and also known as light tubes or sun tunnels, tubular skylights use a diffuser to spread natural light into a room.Spaces with limited roof space
Pyramid SkylightsUsed to add architectural interest, pyramid skylights offer both fixed and vented options.Perfect for any space
Domed SkylightsOffering durability and weather-resistant qualities, domed skylights have a curved shape that maximizes natural light.Best for spaces covering a large surface area
Ridge SkylightsModern and sleek, ridge skylights enable an even distribution of natural light.Installed along the roof’s ridge or peak
Custom SkylightsDesign your own skylights with size, shape, and functionality options to meet your specific needs.The sky’s the limit!
venting skylight

Factors to Consider Before Skylight Installation

  • The shape of the skylight determines how the natural light is dispersed.
  • Skylight glare can occur depending on the placement of the skylight, so choose the location accordingly.
  • Insulated glass tempered with a low-e coating helps avoid heat gain and promotes temperature regulation.
  • Homeowners residing in regions known for severe weather can still benefit from skylights, but precautions should be taken to prevent leaks or other damage, such as impact-resistant glass. 
  • The construction, framing, and slant of the roof impact what type of skylight installation is possible.
  • Consider maintenance and schedule yearly inspections and professional cleaning.

Leave Skylight Installation to the Professionals!

Are you considering a skylight installation but have additional questions? Ask Perimeter Roofing! With locations in Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, and Alabama, we provide roofing installation and repair services to an extended range of locations. 

Whether you are preparing for a roof replacement and would like to add skylights to your new roof design, or you’re wondering if skylight installation is an option for your existing roof, don’t hesitate to contact us! We’re ready to help you make your summer stargazing dreams a reality!

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