Adding natural light to your home can make a huge difference in how it looks and feels, but before jumping to skylight installation, there are some things you should know. We’ve got a list of some of the pros and cons of skylight windows, including how they can affect your roof.
Pros of Installing Skylights
Adding additional light into your home, especially in rooms with little to no natural light from windows, is one of the many benefits of skylights. They’re also beautiful, allowing stargazing and cloud watching from inside your house, and can increase the appeal of your home to potential buyers. If the window opens, it can add additional fresh air and circulation, creating a cross breeze with other windows in the room and allowing you to let hot air out and cool air in in the summer and vice versa in the winter.
Cons of Installing Skylights
Though skylight technology is much better than it used to be, they’re still renowned for leaking. Interior leaks are one of the biggest drawbacks of skylights. If this happens, you can have damage to the ceiling, drywall, and whatever is under the window. Additionally, damage to the roof material surrounding the fixture is common if a skylight isn’t of high-quality or installed properly. Professional installation is critical to preventing leaks and roof damage.
If you are considering skylight installation or if you have a skylight that’s caused roof damage, the first call you make should be to a roofing professional. Contact the team at Premiere Roofing to find out more about how skylight installation can affect your roof.