FAQs

How big a skylight do I need?

Every skylight is individually sized according to various factors. We look at the rafter spacing to determine the best width of the skylight. Other considerations include the size of the room and the depth of the shaft.

How much does a skylight cost?

It varies based on several factors, such as the type of skylight, roof type and finish type.

Do I need a skylight that opens?

Skylights that open save on cooling costs and solve ventilation problems better than windows. They are great for bathrooms, kitchens, rooms with high cathedral ceilings, or rooms without any other ventilation. They have the same leak-proof warranties as the fixed skylights do and do not have any long-term problems. They can be operated manually with a pole or electrically with a remote.

How long does it take to install a skylight?

We typically figure one day per skylight for the installation. Sun Tunnels take just a couple of hours.

Does a skylight gain heat in the summer?

A skylight that has the proper glazing and is sized correctly will never let too much heat into the home. There are many glazing products that are designed to let the light in but block the harmful UV rays that can cause heat gain and interior damage.

Do I need to be home from work the whole day while the installation is being done?

You may want to be available while we locate the skylight space. After that, the homeowner is free to come and go during the installation process.

Do I need to use a shade?

Typically the only places we recommend a shade is in bedrooms, TV rooms, or rooms with a southern exposure. We can always install a shade after we have completed the skylight installation.

Can a skylight leak?

If a skylight is installed improperly, it may leak. We use only the best roofing materials and techniques with flashing kits that are specific to roof pitch and roofing material. We guarantee our products against leaks for the life of the roof.

Are sunscreen accessories available?

Manual and electric pleated shades, along with roller shades, are available for most of our products. Any of these may be added during or after installation of the skylight.

Will the sun fade my carpet and furniture?

With any extended light exposure, there may be some fading. We carry skylights that offer the option of a laminated low-e glazing that block 99.9 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. This will greatly reduce the amount of fading in your home.