Benefits of Skylight Windows
Skylight windows are a popular window option due to all the benefits they offer. The first benefit is likely the most obvious: they offer significant natural light due to their placement. This advantage is augmented by where the window is placed: a skylight can take a dark space to a bright, welcoming room just with the additional light. They can also increase the overall ventilation and can even help lower your energy bills thanks to the natural heating of the extra sunlight.
Skylights are much more complicated to install than standard windows and it is important that the installation is done correctly to avoid causing structural damage to your roof.
Looking for expert advice on how to install a skylight on a roof? The window installers at Renewal by Andersen® of British Columbia are here to help!
What to Consider for Installing a Skylight – From the Experts
When planning and considering where to install a skylight, the placement of the window is one of the most important factors. Here are a few skylight installation instructions to consider:
- What is the pitch of your roof? If it is under 15 degrees, it is considered flat (which has fewer options). Roofs over 15 degrees have many options from which to choose.
- Will there be multiple skylights? If so, determine how far apart they should be based on your ceiling and roof’s structure.
- Do you want your skylights to be within reach? If you don’t mind them being out of reach, you will need a remote to open them (or a pole).
- What direction will the skylight face? West- or south-facing windows will bring in the most light and also produce the most heat. There is no wrong answer, but you should account for solar heat depending on the direction of the skylight(s).
Skylight Window Installation in British Columbia
Do you want to use skylights in your window replacement? The experts at Renewal by Andersen of British Columbia will ensure your new windows are installed properly, creating the look and feel you want with all the added benefits that skylights offer.
We offer window replacement services in BC, the Lower Mainland, Richmond, White Rock, Surrey, Victoria, and surrounding areas. Give us a call today at (604) 800-5176 and schedule your free consultation with our team of experts who can assist in choosing the skylight window for your home.