Skylight Installation

IDENTIFYING SKYLIGHT ISSUES

There are a few distinct warning signs that indicate when it is time for your skylights to be replaced.
Signs of age & damage:

Open Skylight

LOOSE SEALS AROUND PERIMETER OF SKYLIGHT

Any damaged, missing, or loose-fitting sealing will cause the skylight to leak. Certain seals around the skylight may go bad over time if the skylight isn't opened and closed on a regular basis.

Leaky Skylight

LEAKING/WATER INFILTRATION

The most common reason that a skylight would leak is because the flashing around the skylight has become damaged due to corrosion or hasn’t been installed properly.

Skylight Condensation

GLASS IS FOGGY OR THERE'S CONDENSATION

Skylight condensation occurs most frequently when warm, moist air rises to the ceiling and comes into contact with the colder glass surface that’s influenced by outside weather conditions. There is also a danger that skylight condensation can form on more than just the glass pane.

Leaking Skylight

CORNERS ARE SLOWLY WEEPING MOISTURE

Skylights can be prone to leaking. Rainwater flows down the roof, collects at the top of the skylight, builds up, and eventually finds a place around the edges where it can come dribbling inside.

Fading Paint

FADING OF Skylight COLOR

As part of the aging process, skylights become discolored, faded and splotchy. The UV rays from the sun are the main reason that this occurs. The older the skylight, the higher the probability that it will fade or discolor

Stucco Damage

CRACKS ON skylight THE GLASS

Cracks on the glass of a skylight can worsen and allow water to enter your home.

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THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A QUALITY SKYLIGHT INSTALLATION?

Experienced skylight installation contractors, including William Penn Roofing, agree that these are the qualities to look for when buying skylights for your home:

AVOIDS GLARE

The best way to reduce glare from skylights is to provide diffused, even lighting over a larger area.

CONTROLS THE LIGHT

It is important to match the source to the illuminated space and the needs of the occupants.

ILLUSION OF SPACE

A lighter and brighter area can create the illusion of more space and make your home appear bigger.

ELIMINATE HEAT GAIN

The direction that the skylight’s roof faces makes a significant difference to heat gain.

VENTED SKYLIGHts

A vented skylight can bring in fresh air and be opened electrically or manually to release heat.

CERTIFIED INSTALLERS OF VELUX SKYLIGHTS

We proudly sell and install Velux Brand skylights.

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The Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylight features a solar panel that captures any available daylight and uses it to recharge a highly efficient, fully concealed battery powered operator and control system. The battery powered operator is the power source that opens and closes the skylight. A rain sensor is built in to close the unit in the event that inclement weather arises while you’re away.

Metal roofs are highly durable and lightweight. Metal roofs protect homes from extreme weather events with durable, attractive solutions that reduce the homeowner’s carbon footprint. Metal roofs can come in the form of steel, tin or galvanized steel.

Metal roofs can last from 20 to 60 years depending on which kind of metal roof type you choose. Since a metal roofing system may last a lifetime they can increase the resale value of your home.

The VELUX Manual “Fresh Air” skylight opens for maximum fresh air, the venting skylight contributes to a home’s proper moisture balance and comfort level by allowing stale, humid air to be released.

Our manual skylights are easily opened and closed with VELUX control rods when installed out-of-reach. A smooth turning handle is available when skylights are installed within reach.

 

VELUX fixed skylights are perfect for visually expanding areas such as hallways, stairwells, and other closed-in, dark spaces that can be transformed with daylight and sky views. It provides an economical choice in creating a spacious home that is filled with natural light.

A crucial part of our complete system. VELUX skylight flashing kits are designed to shed water without relying on sealants that can break down over time. We offer a variety of skylight flashing systems to ensure a weathertight fit for virtually all roof types and slopes.  Note: Skylight flashing systems are not required for pan-flashed skylights or VELUX Sun Tunnel® Skylight.

Our new skylight shade collection can help turn an ordinary room into something special. With over 100 colors and pattern choices available, you can design your space to reflect your personality.

VELUX fixed skylights are perfect for visually expanding areas such as hallways, stairwells, and other closed-in, dark spaces that can be transformed with daylight and sky views. It provides an economical choice in creating a spacious home that is filled with natural light.

VELUX Deck Mounted Skylights are available for sale in a wide range of sizes with various features to fit almost any application. Designed for deck-mounted installations, The No Leak skylight, model FS is perfect for opening up areas such as hallways, stairwells and other dark closed-in spaces. It also provides an economical way to create a spacious home that’s filled with natural light.

VELUX Deck Mounted Skylights are available for sale in a wide range of sizes with various features to fit almost any application. Designed for deck-mounted installations, The No Leak skylight, model FS is perfect for opening up areas such as hallways, stairwells and other dark closed-in spaces. It also provides an economical way to create a spacious home that’s filled with natural light.

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