Skylights have become all the rage lately. New homes have them, and old houses are getting them installed. What’s the big deal? What is a skylight? Well, it is a window that is secured into the roof or the ceiling. It allows natural light to come in, well, naturally. The average cost of having a skylight installed into your house ranges from $650 to $3,500. This amount, of course, depends on your budget and what you would like in your home. At Surrey Roofing, we can install a skylight for you so you won’t have to worry about all of the ins and outs of doing it on your own.
What exactly goes into installing a skylight? What should you know before hiring somebody to do your project? Well first and foremost, you need to make sure you are having a quality window installed in your roof. You know the old saying, you get what you pay for. You want to avoid things like leaking and mould. So go with the best brand. Our expert staff at Surrey Roofing can help you choose the most excellent option for your budget, style, and project.
It sounds kind of odd seeing that it is a skylight, but make sure that you are choosing a proper location. You don’t want the window placed in an area that is not centered or possibly in a position to collect a bunch of leaves that fall from your oak tree. Are there any storms predicted in the near future? The weather should be picture perfect for install day. Avoid scheduling the project on an unusually wet or humid day. Ignoring those tips are recipes for disaster.
There are some things to be knowledgeable about when you’re hiring a roofer to put in your skylight. You don’t want to go into the project blind – arm yourself with wisdom. One of the steps the roofing professional should take when installing the window opening is to start on the inside. If you see your contractor cutting the spot on the outside of the roof, then you should speak up. Ask about waterproof flashing. It is a material that can be installed on the roof so that water can roll off your skylight instead of making a home there. Having the roofer follow this procedure will keep the mould and mildew at bay. Something else to ask? Will they be installing extra drywall and insulation? The excess material will help reduce the chances of mould and mildew growing in the opening. If you inquire about these things, your roofer will think you are brilliant and with-it. They will know that they cannot pull the wool over on you!
Now that’s all said, call Surrey Roofing and hire us today. We are the best in the business, and we specialize in all things roofing. Just look at our track record, it speaks for itself. More clients recommend us than most roofing companies. Why is that? Simply because we provide top-notch customer service. If you’re not happy, neither are we.