Let the Sunshine In – Choosing a Skylight in Macomb, Michigan

Considering ways to add style and light to your home or commercial building, while increasing energy efficiency? Add a Skylight!

Skylights can add over 30% more light to a room than an ordinary window, increase the re-sale value of your home, expand and improve the appearance of any room, and still save energy. A skylight can be placed in rooms that don’t have access to exterior walls (think bathrooms, dens, interior offices, even laundry rooms) and can achieve a far different effect both aesthetically speaking and in terms of how much heat is allowed in during the winter and kept out during the summer. Strategic placement of a skylight can help make the long winters in Macomb, Michigan much easier to endure.

Macomb Roofers can help you select the right Skylight for your home or commercial space, determine the proper placement and provide precision installation to achieve a leak-proof improvement to your home.

To help you select your Skylight, Macomb Roofers will discuss the myriad of skylight options available, including:

  • The design of the skylight – flat, bubble or tubular;
  • the material of the skylight itself;
  • glass or acrylic
  • energy efficiency – insulated, glazed, tinted;
  • the frame – aluminum or wood;
  • the ventilation options – manual or electronic mechanics;
  • the size – what appears to be a large skylight up close, may not seem nearly large enough when it’s placed in the expanse of the ceiling;
  • the treatment in the skylight window – built-in blinds or shades that will allow you to control the amount of light and heat that enters the room.

Macomb Roofers will then consider the aspects of your roof including the slope of your roof, the frame structure, the roofing materials used, the position of the skylight on the roof in regards to the room it is designed to impact, and the direction the skylight will face for curb appeal as well as light access and heat build-up. Each of the aspects must be properly addressed to determine how the Skylight should best be installed.

The slope of your roof, the frame structure and the roofing material will determine the type of flashing and installation procedure. If these aspects aren’t of “standard” spec, additional costs may be incurred for proper, leak-proof installation.

The position of the skylight in regards to the room it will service will dictate whether or not a “chase” needs to be included in the installation. A chase is developed to channel light from the skylight through the attic and ceiling into the room itself. This can also result in additional costs for the installation.

To ensure the curb-appeal and re-sale value of your Macomb Michigan building is improved by the addition of the skylight, Macomb Roofers will recommend installation of the skylight to align with an existing doorway, window, or other feature of the structure to create a cohesive line.

To address the extreme weather conditions in Macomb, Michigan, Macomb Roofers will probably recommend glazing to reduce condensation build-up, as well as ensure during the installation process, that channeling exists to carry away any condensation that does accumulate.

Once Macomb Roofers have discussed ALL of these factors with you, you can make an informed decision about the best Skylight option for your home or commercial building.
Contact MacombRoofers.com today to schedule an appointment to discuss how to add light, energy efficiency and increased value to your home or commercial building today!