Skylights are a great way to increase your home’s natural lighting needs while reducing artificial lighting and energy consumption. Despite these benefits, these fixtures can also have an effect on your roofing system.
One of the many goals of homeowners is to make their homes energy-efficient. However, skylights add as much as 40% heat gain compared to traditional windows. Since they let in three times more light than other windows, they also let heat in instead of reflecting it away from your home if it was just a part of your roof.
Leaks and Water Damage
Leaks are a threat to roofing systems, but even more so when there are skylights installed. These can easily develop on your roof if the skylights aren’t installed the right way. Since it is not something that you can do on your own, you’ll be better off leaving the job to the professionals.
Mold and Mildew
This is in relation to the above threat mentioned. If skylights aren’t installed properly, moisture can penetrate along the frames, increasing the chances of mold and mildew to grow. We all know how these organisms can impact your home and to the health of your entire household, which is why it is a must that you minimize the risk by making sure the skylights are correctly installed.
For you to get the most out of your skylights, make sure to hire the right contractor for the job, preferably one that has extensive experience working in different kinds of roofing systems. In addition to providing top-notch roofing services, The Thomas Roofing Company, Inc., also specializes in installing residential and commercial skylights from top industry brands VELUX® and WASCO™. Call us now at (410) 876-3602, or fill out our contact form for a no-obligation quote. We serve homeowners in and around Ellicott City and Columbia, MD.