Wouldn’t it be nice to lay down at night and see the stars from the comfort of the indoors, or let sunlight into your home from above? With the addition of a skylight, you can! But where do you start? Check out these tips on what you need to consider when adding a skylight to your home.
Placement is everything
It’s important to put a lot of time and effort into determining the placement of your skylight. Placement is mainly determined by the positioning of your home’s rafters—plan accordingly so you’re well prepared before cutting out sections of your roof!
Pay close attention to the weather report
You want to be sure that you plan the renovation over a few sunny days. If there’s a bout of bad weather, it could ruin your whole skylight operation. You don’t want it to rain when you’re halfway through filling a large hole in your roof!
Consider the sun’s movement
When considering putting in a skylight, remember that the sun doesn’t stay in one place during the day. The position of your skylight in relation to the sun is everything. There could be times of the day where the sunlight could be beaming down at an angle that could damage or fade your furniture. If this is an issue for you, there are tinting options available to block UV rays.
Go big or go home
When it comes to skylights, size does matter. Most likely, the size of the skylight won’t have a huge impact on the cost of installation. Also, a skylight’s purpose is to let in more natural light—the smaller the skylight, the more limiting it is. Be generous when deciding on the size of your skylight, it’ll be worth it.
Say the magic word, “Aesthetic”
Interior design considerations will make sure you don’t regret your skylight placement. Aligning the skylight with existing doors and windows will really open up your ceiling without making it look haphazard. It may be worth consulting an interior design specialist in your area to ensure you get the best results.