Living in Utah, we have such beautiful, sunny days. It’s nice to enjoy them, even if you stay indoors. However, older homes were often built with small, or very little windows. For many people, getting that natural light just doesn’t seem like an option. There is one solution though—skylights are completely changing the way that rooms are designed and implemented.
Skylights have numerous benefits. They maintain a level of privacy, as you can’t see into most of them without sitting on top of the roof. They let in a large amount of light and they come with a variety of different decorative and visibility options.
In addition to installing roofs and roofing repair, Whitaker Roofing is also experts at rooftop skylight installation, making sure that it fits seamlessly with the rooftop and it adds a eye-catching feature to your home. We offer installation during the building process, or we can install it as a separate renovation.
Different Variety of Rooftop Skylights
Choosing a rooftop skylight can be a difficult decision, and much of it depends on exactly how much light you want to let into your space.
One of the most popular options for rooftop skylights are ones that open, allowing a lot of light, as well as air flow into the room. If they are installed on a slanted roof area that you can reach, they can be opened manually. However, if you want them higher up, you can install an electric version, allowing you to open it with the touch of a button.
Rooftop skylight installation can also be solar powered, a rising trend in today’s building energy. Solar powered properties can save homeowners hundreds, or even thousands, on their energy bills each year. The solar powered skylights captures the sun’s light and uses it to power a battery.
Sun tubes are also rapidly becoming a popular option. These small, circular tubes allow a small tunnel of light to seep in and can be a great addition for a small space.
They are particularly beneficial for hallways, bathrooms, and closets, since those spaces often don’t have windows.
If you own a commercial space and you want to bring more natural light into the workplace, there are a variety of commercial options that minimize glare. One of the more popular options is a tinted dome that rest on top of flat skylights. It still allows the light through, but avoids the glare.
Roof monitors offer a bit more variety—they are raised slightly and the surface is slanted, letting sunlight in at an angle and minimizing glare. They can be one small square, or you can do larger ones that let in more light.
Once you’ve decided on which kind of skylight you want in your rooftop skylight installation, that’s where our craftsman step in. They will accurate measure and cut the space for skylight. We will also inspect the room to make sure the placement won’t affect the structural integrity of the building. Our team will also ensure that the light fits seamlessly with the rest of the tile, shingles, or roofing material. If the skylight is a new addition, it will look like it has always belonged there.
If you’re thinking of rooftop skylight installation in Salt Lake City or the surrounding areas, contact our professionals today. We can inspect your space and ensure it has the stability to support the skylight—we will also update you throughout the rooftop skylight installation process, ensuring the end result meets all your high expectations.