Skylights are a popular option for homeowners who want to bring more natural light into their home and create a more open feel in the rooms of their home. Skylight installation can transform a room into a light-filled, airy space.
A skylight can also improve your home’s energy efficiency by adding more natural light — about one-third more light than a comparably sized window — and using the sun’s energy to warm the room in the winter. In the summer, you can maximize the energy-savings of your skylight by using a cover to reduce rays when the sun is at its brightest.
Some customers are nervous about cutting a hole in the roof, and they’re worried that a skylight might leak. At RIBA Construction, we’re experts at skylight installation, both for new skylights and replacing old ones. We can answer any questions you might have and give you a free estimate.
RIBA Construction recently installed skylights for a customer, and we are proud to show you some pictures of our work and walk you through the process.
Making the Skylight Installation Cut-Ins
After consulting with RIBA’s experienced contractors, and selecting the skylights that are just right for your home, the first major part of the job is making the cut-ins. We start on the inside, marking the section of roof to be removed. Then our team gets to work outside, on top of your roof.
There are a number of considerations before cutting into the roof, which is why you should have your skylight professionally installed by RIBA. Our team will take several factors into account including your roof pitch and the interior light shaft depth and shape.
RIBA’s professionals will also make sure that your skylight is ready to withstand the elements, selecting the correct type of mounting for your skylight, so that it is weather-tight and properly seated.
Seating and Securing the Skylight
Our experienced staff makes sure that your new skylight is secure, with the proper flashing, and good water-tight seals. When performing a skylight installation, we make sure that your roof shingles are correctly placed. This ensures that your skylight is well integrated into your roof.
Think of your roof as a system that protects your home. It’s important for the skylight to be integrated into that system. That way, your roof continues to provide your home with protection from the elements. In addition, the finished project is guaranteed to compliment your home’s appearance.
Interior Finishing Work
The final part of the skylight installation is finishing the interior. RIBA takes the time to properly complete the project. That includes new drywall, so that your new skylight has the perfect polished look.
Every job is different. So, in some cases, it may be necessary to finish up with some additional drywall and insulation. This additional step is important to eliminate the possibility of unwanted condensation. But it also gives your space the clean appearance that accentuates your new bright and spacious room.
And there you have it. We at RIBA enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done and the pride of having another satisfied customer enjoying our work.
If you currently have a skylight in place, you should inspect it for signs of age or deterioration. Do not hesitate to give RIBA a call. We can advise you on repairs or replacement. If you are considering adding another skylight, RIBA will be pleased to provide you with a free estimate.
RIBA Construction, LLC, is a Class A licensed contractor for residential and commercial building construction. We are licensed, insured, and certified. Our team of professionals includes skilled tradesmen, engineers, project managers, and renovation specialists. Our easy-going, service-oriented office staff are ready to answer your questions. We take pride in our work and offer a service guarantee providing our customers with peace-of-mind throughout the process.