Adding skylights to your home surely has its benefits. However, don’t forget to also check how this can affect other parts of your home, particularly your roof. Here are a few things to consider if you’re installing a skylight.
Choosing the best location for a skylight isn’t as simple as it seems. You need to consider a few items to find the optimal spot for the skylight. For example, your skylight should be in harmony with other architectural elements, such as windows and doors. Look at your home’s exterior, and find a spot where adding a skylight would likely boost curb appeal.
Consider practical reasons, too. Although skylights are commonly installed in bathrooms and kitchens, these rooms are notorious for producing moisture. Moisture can cloud your skylights and possibly lead to mildew and other problems. That said, you should consider a vented skylight as this can be opened to help remove inside moisture.
Although bigger skylights are generally better, keep in mind that the size of your skylight should be appropriate to the size of your roofing. If you really want a larger skylight, you may need to set up additional support so as not to compromise the roof structure. The best way to know the recommended skylight size for your home is to consult with an expert. And, while you’re at it, find out from the professionals how the size of your skylight can affect other parts, such as gutters and other roofing components.
Increased Risks of Roof Problems
Adding a skylight often requires adding new edges. This means new flashing and sealants are needed, and new shapes may have to be cut through some important roofing materials. This kind of modification to your roof can increase the possibility of leaks and other related problems. That’s why it’s important to position the skylight carefully and keep it well-maintained.
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