Are Skylights Worth It?

Skylights Add Natural Light and Warmth To Your Home.

How much does it cost to have a skylight installed?

Skylights can add beauty to your home and improve your natural lighting. Skylight installation costs will vary depending upon the type of skylight you install. In general the costs range from about $450 to $1,500. Types of skylights include tubular skylights (usually the cheapest), fixed skylights, and vented skylights. You’ll also want to factor in labor and installation costs as well as the cost of any enhancements like blinds or shades.

If you are looking for affordable skylight installation in Asheville, NC, then reach out to the experienced professionals at Quantum Roofing. We offer a full range of skylight installation options for projects of any size.

Do skylights add value to your home?

A skylight installation may be the perfect home improvement to add value to your home, especially if you are thinking about selling it. Home buyers consider skylights a very attractive addition, especially for the added natural light they provide. Potential home buyers also find skylights appealing because they make rooms look larger and feel more luxurious.

Even if you are not selling your home anytime soon, they are still an added value. The extra source of natural light is not only appealing for its attractiveness, skylights improve energy efficiency by keeping the lights shut off during the day. That natural light also gives you added warmth during the winter. Natural light has also been proven to improve your mood.

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How often do skylights need to be replaced?

With good maintenance, skylights can last anywhere from 12 to 15 years. As they age, especially if they are experiencing frequent leaks, they will need to be replaced. A good option is to replace your skylights when you replace your roof. When skylights are replaced at the same time as the roof, the roof and skylights will fit together better.

Do skylights need planning permission?

Regulations will vary from state to state and county to county for skylight installation permits. Some areas may regulate where the skylights are placed depending on the roof slope and the distance between skylights. Much of the permitting deals with new construction regulations. Check with your local permitting agency to see what the requirements are for skylight installation in your area.

Do roofers install skylights?

Usually, skylight installation is not a do-it-yourself option, although there are videos and tips online that show you how to do the work. Professional roofers are usually needed to install skylights. Skylight cannot be installed randomly on a roof, and a professional roofer will have the knowledge and experience to be able to effectively install a skylight. It takes more effort than just cutting a hole in the roof and putting the skylight. In fact, if a skylight is improperly or poorly installed it can weaken the roof.

Make sure to contact Quantum Roofing for professional skylight installation.

Skylight installation and repair

Besides skylight install, Quantum Roofing also offers affordable skylight repair and replacement services. One of the most common repairs performed are leak repairs, especially as skylights age and weather. Other repairs include cracks and breaks in the glass caused by severe weather such as hail or by overhanging branches that have not been trimmed. Our repair services are exceptional and priced great.

Skylight is leaking

Leaks are a common problem with skylights, especially as they age. Leaks can occur because seals have become brittle and have cracked or flashing around the skylight has become loose or damaged. Leaks may not be immediately evident. Instead of a puddle on the floor, you might have a leak if you are seeing condensation building up on the glass. Condensation is an indication that the skylight is poorly insulated.

Skylight or no skylight

While skylights are especially beneficial for natural lighting and added beauty, not every home is suitable for skylights and skylight installation. That extra light can have its drawbacks. At certain points in the day, a skylight may actually let in too much light causing a glare instead of a relaxing soothing light. Skylights can also cause the rooms below them to get too hot at times or you may lose heat in the winter. Poor insulation can lower energy efficiency and create condensation in the winter. Leaks are also a problem that can make skylights more of a problem than a delight. Many of the problems are minor and can be repaired or averted with proper installation by professionals like those at Quantum Roofing.

Adding a Skylight in a Bathroom Increases Natural Light Without Eliminating Privacy.

Skylight ideas

Skylight installation opens up plenty of design options for your home. Here is a sample list of skylight ideas and great places to place them:

  • Bathroom skylight: Gives your bathroom ample natural lighting with privacy.
  • Living room skylight: Skylights in the living room give off light and warm the space up. The added light makes the room look more spacious.
  • Bedroom skylight: The added light can be more calming and make the bedroom even more restful.
  • Porch skylight: An enclosed porch with a skylight allows you to use the porch at any time of the year.

Improve your home’s natural lighting with a skylight installation in Asheville, NC. Our team of professionals are the experts to call. Schedule services today by calling 828-808-5955.