Strong natural light can do wonders for your mood and show off your home’s best features. When windows don’t provide the light you crave, skylights can step in to brighten things up. Today’s options are easy to install, with lots of features that add to their functionality.
There are many types of skylight windows on the market today. The style you choose will ultimately depend on a few details. Consider your space, the look you want to create, the features you need and your budget. Here are a few common types:
• Traditional fixed-roof windows are an energy-efficient way to introduce the beauty and warmth of natural light into your living room or bedroom.
• Vented skylights —also called roof windows— are available in both manual and powered styles, and work well in areas like bathrooms that often experience high moisture.
• Tubular residential sky lights add light to tight spaces by directing sunlight through a reflexive tube.
Make Your Skylight Happen
Reference our buying guide to help you purchase and install your new windows. Note the types of skylights out there . Deck-mount skylights are installed flush with the roof, while curb-mount models are raised. You can also purchase easy-to-install self-flashing skylights.
How much does it cost to install a skylight? That depends on several factors, including where you live and the materials used. You can hire a professional, or install them yourself if you’re confident in your skills. Gather all of the necessary materials, including flashing and roofing shingles, and make sure that you closely follow all of the installation instructions.