Things you Should Know Before Installing a Skylight

Some rooms in your home are beautiful the way they are, and other times you find that a little more natural sunlight can take an otherwise normal room into an amazing one. Installing skylights to a room adds a functional and stylish way to bring that sunlight pouring into the home. Of course, as with any home change or remodel, there are things that you need to be aware of beforehand.


Perhaps the most important thing to pay attention to in the process of installing a skylight is the quality of the skylight itself. Clear-Vue Skylights uses high quality Velux skylights, because they offer the energy efficiency, water tightness, sound reduction, and load and wind resistance that others may not. Choosing a high quality skylight can mean a world of difference from something that just looks great and something that is great all around.


Though it’s truly impossible to know exactly what the weather is going to do, it’s a fantastic idea to monitor forecasts before hiring professional skylight installers. Rain or other environmental hazards during the process can cause severe problems for both your skylight installation and the home itself. Seals become harder to maintain, and it generally slows the project to a crawl.


If you’ve chosen the particular skylight that you want installed, the next thing you need to decide is where it’s going to go. Depending on the angle of your roof, you might have to put them higher than you originally wanted. It’s always a good idea to have a blueprint of your home handy so that you can see where the perfect place is for your new installation.

In addition to where the skylight will go on the roof, you need to know the details of the room below. Is your skylight going into a kitchen or bathroom? If so, then there are unique hazards that are more common in rooms like these. Condensation is highly common, and therefore it will require more cleaning more often in order to maintain the level of quality that you expect. By knowing the details of the room, you can more accurately take care of your skylight.

These are all important parts to understand before the actual process can begin. A professional skylight installer will be able to handle any concern during the actual installation, but these are decisions that you must make in order for work to begin. You’ll be on your way to that skylight that you’ve been wanting in no time.