22 Aug Effects of Skylight Roofing
Skylight roofing and roof windows contribute to a building’s structural integrity and create aesthetic appeal. They also contribute to energy efficiency by decreasing the building’s heat loss and gain. Skylights and roof windows are available in a range of sizes, shapes, and style options to suit personal tastes. Ensure that the skylight or roof window fits properly with the help of a roofing professional who is knowledgeable about their use and installation in order to ensure their longevity.
What Is a Skylight?
Skylights can be described as windows on your roof. Skylights allow light in, which was vital in those days before electricity. They not only add light but also aesthetic value to your home.
Different Types of Skylights
- Open skylight
- Fixed skylight
- Operable skylight
- Retractable skylight
Skylights Have Many Benefits
- Natural lighting is more effective
- Increase in solar heating
- Allows for air ventilation
- Reduce utility costs
- Adds aesthetic value
- Increase the home’s value
- Improve your mood
- Reduces mold growth
- More vitamin D
- Improve productivity
- Stargazing is possible
- And so much more!
What Does a Skylight Do to Roofing?
Skylights, as we mentioned earlier, are basically covered holes in your roof. Leakage can occur if your roof has holes, even if it is sealed. KCG Roofing offers the following tips for skylight installation.
Don’t DIY Skylight Installations
You are making a hole in your roof in order to install a window. Roofs are more than just plywood. When installing a skylight, there are many parts and components to a roof. Do you have the knowledge and skills to install a skylight? This project should add value to your home and not cost you more.
Selecting the Best Location for Your Skylight
You need to think about where your skylight will be most useful. Consider the location of your roof rafters and your roofing material. This skylight installation should be simple and not compromise the structural integrity of your roof. The more complex the skylight installation is, the more costly it will be. Consider how much light you would like to bring into your space. Expending too much sunlight to your room can cause solar heating to increase, which can lead to very hot summer days. For optimal placement, consider the angle of your roof. A professional roofer like KCG Roofing will be able to offer expert advice about skylight placement.
Selecting the Right Glass to Fit Your Skylight
Remember that glass breaks. To estimate the likelihood of your skylight bursting in the event of severe weather, you will need to look at the trees surrounding your skylight. If you live in an area with hail storms the size of a golf ball, hail can also be a risk factor. Glass is not created equally and all glass does not break the same. Tempered glass breaks into small pieces and falls to the floor in tiny, smooth pieces. Laminated glass helps keep the glass from shattering. The glass is protected by a thin film that keeps the pieces of broken glass together. This is why laminated glass is more popular. Consider where you will place your furniture, especially your bed. The likelihood of you falling asleep during a breakage can be greater than if it were on the kitchen table.
Features for Skylights
Are you looking for a fixed or retractable skylight? Are you looking for a curb-mounted skylight or a deck-mounted skylight? Skylights that are curb mounted are those that are enclosed in a box. Deck-mounted skylights can be integrated into roofs and are flat. These are the most recent designs. Skylights come in many styles. KCG Roofing recommends that you do your research on skylights to narrow down your options. It is a smart idea to consult with professionals who can install your skylights. You can get a better idea about which skylights would work best for you, are more energy-efficient, and cost less to install.
Modern skylight systems are made of a variety of materials and can range in style. They can truly transform the ambiance of a home or office space.
KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.
We service a multitude of areas in West Central Florida including:
- Anna Maria Island,
- Plant City,
- Apollo Beach,
- Brandon, and Seffner,
- Longboat Key,
- North Port,
- Port Charlotte,
- Punta Gorda,
- Sun City Center,
- Tampa Bay,
- Lake Whales, and all points in between!
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