Are You Considering Installing a Skylight?
September 17, 2014 at 12:32 PM
A skylight offers rooms untouched by natural light a way to sneak in the sun. Whose home couldn’t use additional outdoor lighting? However, some myths persist about skylights - they leak, they’re difficult to install and they let in outside air - but today all of these problems have all but been eliminated.
H & S Roofing and Gutters is approved and certified by Velux to install, repair or replace all of their skylights, which are a safe, clean alternative to regular windows. Velux skylights reduce outside noise by 50% more than a traditional plastic skylight and 25% more than a standard double pane window. The various operating options for skylights include manually operated, electric and solar powered. The good news is that they’re all relatively easy to install and offer great value for the money. Buying a solar powered skylight also makes you eligible for a 30% Federal Tax Credit.
When properly installed and flashed, skylights can be completely worry-free, but they do require maintenance. Having the flashing checked every 6-8 years and regularly cleaning off dirt and debris will help elongate the life of your skylight. Since installation requires a hole to be cut directly into your roof, skylights can be a possible source of leakage when their flashing was not properly installed or wears out, so it is important to keep them properly maintained.
Skylights are an investment in your home, but the initial cost can sometimes be an issue. Installing a skylight can be costly, but homeowners who maintain them properly love the results. Please call H & S Roofing and Gutters at (704) 334-9934 and we will be happy to help with all of your skylight needs.