A skylight is an excellent source of natural light that can be a fantastic option for homeowners who are looking for ways to lighten up their home without the addition of lights. While skylights are a popular addition to Lynchburg homes, there are several things homeowners need to be aware of before they decide to install one. Here are 4 decisions homeowners should think through before making the decision to install.
Flat vs. Domed
When choosing a skylight, no-one wants to have the view blocked. This is why many homeowners opt for a domed skylight. Domes allow leaves and other debris to slide right off the top, and preserve the light and the view.
Where you install your skylight can have a big impact on the amount of heat that it allows into your home. If a skylight is placed in a spot with direct sunlight will allow for more light and solar to be let into your home.
It is important to look for energy efficient skylight options when you are shopping around, in order to minimize the risk of turning your home into a solar oven. Choosing an energy efficient option can help reduce the amount of heat that enters your home. There are also options such as tinted windows that can help reduce heat as well.
Glass vs. Plastic
The material of the skylight is another big decision homeowners have to make. Glass is the more expensive option, but it remains clear for years to come, whereas plastic is more affordable, but has the potential to become discolored.
If you are interested in installing a skylight in your Lynchburg roof, it would be a good idea to have your roof inspected for any signs of damage before you start the process. Cenvar Roofing would be glad to help you out. Our convenient location off of Timberlake Road allows us to serve the entire Lynchburg community effectively. Schedule your free estimate today and let us help you get started!