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More about Installing a Skylight:
Skylights provide an excellent source of light in one's home. They allow for a wider range of the inside of the home to be affected by the outside light than most windows do. They're also pleasant for watching the rain fall on a rainy day. However, with improper installation skylights can sometimes be more trouble than they're worth.
When skylights are improperly installed they can lead to leakage of both water and air. If cracks are allowed between the frame and the glass then water from outdoor weather may be able to get into the home. Condensation around the skylight may also increase depending on the amount of leaks as well as the placement of the skylight in the roof. Leaks also allow air to escape, causing the energy costs of the home to rise.
The sunlight that skylights let in can be beneficial, but if they're not placed in the most appropriate locations then they may actually be useless. There are a few different varieties of skylights and using the wrong type can lead to sunlight coming in when it's least needed and not reaching the darker areas of the home. They can also increase the amount of heat caused by the sun in the summer making the room like a sauna. An experienced contractor should be able to inform homeowners of the best location for their skylight.
Proper installation of a skylight allows for homeowners to enjoy their skylight rather than regret the decision to purchase one. If a contractor has properly installed the skylight, then there won't be any cracks around the frame to allow for leakage. There are also special kinds of glass that allow for the sunlight to come into the home without affecting the temperature of the house. A good contractor will be able to work with the homeowner and find a location that's pleasing to the eye as well as efficient. They'll be able to provide information about the different styles of skylights, such as domes and pyramids, and discuss the pros and cons of each style.
Location is also important when a skylight is to be installed. Different altitudes and temperatures can cause a skylight to have different effects. A contractor who is considering the best interests of a home owner will explain these effects and decide which skylight is most appropriate for the location. With so many factors to consider, a homeowner should never install a skylight themselves – unless of course they are actually a contractor.