Already dreading the end of summer? Adding a skylight to your home can give it that bright and cozy feeling year round. Skylights change both the attitude and look of a room, soaking them in natural light while creating a unique ambiance. If you're considering a skylight for your home, here are three things you need to know:
They come in different shapes—Skylights don't just have to be rectangular. Skylights come in many unique shapes and designs, including pyramids, rounded domes, trapezoids, and other distinctive shapes. There are also different glasses available in case tree limbs are a worry. Laminated glass will keep the glass pieces of your skylight in place should a tree limb ever crash down on it.
Fixed skylights and vented skylights have major differences—Fixed skylights cannot be opened, while vented skylights can be. Fixed skylights are generally less expensive, and are virtually leak proof. While vented skylights can leak since they are not sealed shut, they also allow built-up moisture and excess heat to be vented out of your home, something that fixed skylights cannot accomplish.
You don't always have to cut into your roof support—While large skylights will generally require you to cut a roof support or two, there are skylights on the market that fit between regularly-sized rafters. If you're committed to a larger skylight, choose quality materials and hire an experienced contractor like the roofers and Pacific West Roofing to make sure the job gets done right.
Pacific West Roofing
9360 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062