What to Know Before Installing a Skylight

A skylight can be a beautiful feature for your home that can brighten up a room. Skylights offer natural light which many people find less harsh and more visually appealing than artificial light. But there are a few important things to know before installing a sky light into your roof. Like any other home improvement project, it’s important to do ample research before diving into skylight installation.

Before you call up a roofing company and make plans to have a skylight put into your home, you should understand the different types of skylights available. There are four main types that you can consider.

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One type is an opening skylight. This is the most common. These are solar powered and also come with a sensor that closes it while it’s raining.

However you may not want a skylight with the ability to open. You may instead be interested in a fixed skylight or a curb mounted skylight. These are both sturdy and reliable options.

The final type of skylight is called a sun tunnel. This is a dome-shaped tunnel with a shaft that feeds down to a diffuser in a room in your home. All the light that travels through that tunnel will be reflected in the room and give the appearance of beautiful, natural light in the room.