Common Mistakes to Avoid When Installing a Skylight

A skylight is a great way to get more natural light into your home, especially mid-day. While traditional windows let a lot of light in, once sunrise is over, you might notice that it is still a little dark in your home, even with natural light. A skylight helps bring in much more direct sunlight while the sun is at the apex of its arc across the sky. But if you plan on installing sunlight, it is essential to avoid a few common pitfalls. In this article, we will discuss ensuring your sunlight is installed optimally. If you are interested in home remodeling projects like installing sunlight, please contact our team. 

Make Sure Your Sunlight is Placed Correctly 

One critical mistake when planning a sunlight installation is picking the wrong spot for it. First and foremost, you shouldn’t choose a place that requires you to rewire or repipe your home entirely. It is essential to know where pipes and electrical wiring are located before you start working on cutting out a hole for a skylight. Another thing to consider is how your home is oriented. To get the most out of a skylight, you want to make sure it is angled correctly to provide a decent amount of natural light in the room. 

Make Sure Your Roof Can Support a Skylight

If you have an older roof, what starts as a skylight project might turn into a roof replacement project. Often, home renovation projects can suddenly start to grow when it becomes apparent that there is already damage or other issues with your home that need to be addressed before the installation process can be completed. Before considering a skylight, consider having a roof inspection to ensure that roof repair and replacement projects can be handled first. 

DIY Skylight Installation 

A skylight might not be the most incredible DIY home renovation project if you are not a carpenter or a home remodeler. A lot can go wrong when installing a skylight, and the process is very intricate. A poorly installed skylight can be a danger in a few ways. First and foremost, if a window is installed incorrectly, it might allow air or pests to pass through. But if a skylight is installed incorrectly, it will likely leak every time it rains and could even fall and break, leaving a hole in your roof. If you are new to the home renovation industry, we’d recommend working with professionals.

Contact Our Team For Home Renovation

If you are interested in installing a skylight, windows, or other renovation projects for your home in the Concord area, please contact our team. We would be happy to help and discuss pricing and our process. 

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