So, what are skylights?

Skylights are openings in a building’s roof or ceiling that allow natural light to enter the interior space. They are usually made of glass or transparent materials and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Skylights can help to reduce energy costs by providing natural light and ventilation, and they can also enhance the appearance and feel of a space by bringing in natural light and outdoor views

Installing a skylight in your house can bring several benefits, such as:

  1. Increased natural light: A skylight provides natural light in areas that are otherwise dark and can reduce the need for artificial light during the day.
  2. Energy savings: By reducing the need for artificial lighting and heating, a skylight can lower energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint.
  3. Improved mood and well-being: Exposure to natural light has been shown to improve mood, reduce stress, and increase overall well-being.
  4. Increased property value: A skylight can add architectural interest and increase the value of your home.
  5. Better air quality: A skylight can provide improved ventilation and bring in fresh air, leading to better air quality in your home.

Some challenges in installing a skylight include:

  1. Structural concerns: ensuring the roof and surrounding structure can support the weight of the skylight and any snow or water that may collect on it.
  2. Weatherproofing: ensuring the skylight is properly sealed to prevent leaks, and that any surrounding roofing materials are also properly sealed.
  3. Energy efficiency: ensuring the skylight provides enough insulation to reduce heat loss or gain, and minimize the amount of UV rays that penetrate the building.
  4. Ventilation: installing a skylight that provides adequate ventilation to prevent condensation buildup.
  5. Aesthetics: choosing a skylight that complements the existing design and architecture of the building.
  6. Cost: the cost of materials, labor, and equipment required for installation can be significant, making it important to carefully consider the costs before installation.

In conclusion you need a reputable contractor that understands potential challenges and can make this experience seamless.