Skylights can provide natural light to your interior and make it more appealing. More importantly, a skylight saves money in the long run by boosting the energy efficiency of your home. 

However, just like any other roofing installation project, it’s critical to understand how the skylight could affect your roof. In this post, roof replacement expert Burr Roofing, Siding, & Windows discusses how installing a skylight may affect your roof.

Factors to Consider Before Installing a Skylight

Before you find and hire a roofing company to assist you in installing a skylight on your roof, be sure that your roof is strong and wide enough to accommodate a skylight. Installing one without first thoroughly inspecting your roof’s feasibility will result in a damaged roof and a failed skylight installation. If your roof is certified to be strong enough to support a skylight, devise a plan for installing it on your roof. Skylights can also have distinct effects on different areas. For example, a skylight above your kitchen or bathroom can increase moisture levels inside your home.

Doing it yourself is not an option when it comes to installation. It can be hazardous to your health and the condition of your roofing system. The most logical option is to hire dependable roofing and vinyl siding contractors with experience and training in installing skylights. You are ensured that the structural integrity of your roof as well as the functionality of your skylights will be kept in good condition. 

Risks of Roof Damage

Skylights are not a source of roof damage if they are installed correctly. However, if the installation is not done properly, a skylight may become the source of the leak. This can result in water damage to your roof, walls, and insulation, which can cause them to deteriorate. As a result, new flashing and sealants are required throughout the installation process to prevent water damage.

You don’t have to hesitate on installing a skylight, with Burr Roofing, Siding, & Windows as your roofing contractor. We provide quality service to protect your metal roofing. Call us at (203) 660-2009 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.