Installing A Skylight, Keep These Tips In Mind

When it comes to brightening up a dark room and giving it a more inviting feel, a skylight can go a long way. However, installing a skylight can be an involved and complex job and requires you to do your research. Homeowners will tell you from experience to steer clear of inexpensive units and plastic glazing. While they might save you money initially, you risk leaks over time, causing potential damage to your property and assets.

Your best bet is to invest in a high-quality skylight. Golden Windows offers Velux skylights and sun tunnels, which are designed to contribute to sustainable, energy efficient, healthy and bright living environments. If you’re considering a skylight for your home, take the following into account:

1. Venting Or Fixed Unit?

Many people like the idea of a unit that opens, particularly when they want to let some fresh air in during those early spring nights. But bear in mind, unless the skylight is situated in a bathroom where it could help regulate condensation – an open unit isn’t always necessary; particularly if it’s going to be out of reach. If you’re set on installing an open skylight – make sure you can access it easily so you can take full advantage of ventilation and any improvements to indoor air quality it can offer.

2. The Features Of The Model

Do not overlook the energy efficiency, water tightness, sound reduction, or load and wind resistance of your model. Explore additional options such as shading, and UV coatings. How environmentally friendly is the model? Most importantly, is your window choice durable and long-lasting? A good quality product can cut costs in the long run and make a difference in those heating and cooling bills.

3. Who Is Performing The Installation?

When it comes to a specialty window – having a professional perform the installation can be extremely beneficial.  Golden Windows can both sell and install your skylight for you – saving you time, energy, and alleviating any risks to your own personal safety. A representative will come to your home at a time that is convenient for you, complete a free onsite measure, and discuss your options with you.

Following this, our Certified Installation Team will set up an appointment for a final measure, confirming all the job details a second time. They are experts and masters at their craft, with many years of experience, installing windows and doors into houses of all different shapes and styles.

There are many advantages to installing a skylight beyond its decorative qualities. Many people spend over 90% of their days indoors and skylights can deliver up to twice the amount of daylight as vertical windows. Furthermore, studies show that children’s learning abilities increase by up to 15% if they are in a good indoor climate. The key is to choose a model that will endure many years (through all kinds of weather), have the features you’re looking for, and to partner with a company like Golden Windows that can complete your installation stress-free.


How To Prepare For A Window Installation

If you are renovating your home and replacing your windows, your installation can happen with minimal impact so long as you take the right steps to prepare ahead of time. Hiring trained professionals, scheduling your installation in advance and clearing the area will help your window installation run smoothly.

3/16/2018 11:44:08 AM

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