A skylight can add that little bit of ambience you need for any room in your home. Skylights are prone to leaking, so hiring the proper Orlando skylight installer is crucial if you want the job done correctly. Attempting to saw into your roof and install one yourself could lead to damage that can’t be undone, so give this great consideration before attempting to install your own to save a buck. Depending on the type of roof you have, and the skylight you desire, the process for installing it can get to be pretty involved.
Central Florida Skylights offers a team of professionals who will perform every step of the installation carefully and completely. Depending on if you have an attic or not will determine how much work goes into installing your skylight. The specific steps involved change on each and every job, but the basics stay the same on each job. Generally the first step is to decide where and what kind of skylight you want. After this is determined, an opening for the skylight must be cut in the drywall. These cuts are made between rafters and a majority of skylights are designed to fit this opening perfectly. After that is complete, you move to the roof, and cut an identical opening there.
The actual installation of the skylight will change. Being sure to waterproof it as much as possible is crucial for making sure it lasts for many years. The flashing is one of the most important aspects of achieving this. The flashing directs rain water down and away from the skylight. You also must be sure that the shingles are properly installed again against the skylight. A professional Orlando skylight installer will take great care in these steps, assuring that they won’t need to come back out in 3 months to fix a leaky installation. Once your skylight is installed and your roof is finished you must clean up the indoor portion of the skylight. Especially if you have an attic, even once your skylight is installed, there will be a huge open gap between your ceiling and the skylight exposing the inside of the attic. A frame has to be built in this case that will allow us to drywall the edges of the cavity, ultimately creating a neat path for sunlight to enter your room.
A skylight installation is quite a complicated task, even though the outcome looks relatively straight forward and simple. If you don’t know what you are doing you could potentially cause irreversible roofing damage. Consult your Orlando skylight installer if you are thinking about having a skylight installed in your home. It can be a very rewarding addition that will increase your property value and add to the aesthetics of the room.