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What to Consider When Adding a Skylight

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Skylights add character and a relaxing feel to a room. In the morning, a skylight allows sunshine to flood into the space, creating depth and drama. In the evening, it allows a magnificent view of the night sky. In addition, a properly installed energy-efficient skylight can help decrease your cooling, heating, and lighting costs.

BRAX Roofing, a leading roofing contractor in Silver Spring, MD, shares some of the things to consider when adding skylights to your home:

Plan Carefully

Careful planning and knowing what you wish to achieve prior to starting with the project ensures pleasing and efficient results. Most homeowners make the mistake of using windows and skylights interchangeably. The truth is: adding skylights to a bath or kitchen can yield different results than adding a window.

A window in a wall, for instance, catches the winter sun’s low-angled rays and limits the summer sun’s high-angled glare. A skylight in the ceiling, on the other hand, tends to do just the opposite.

Pick Generous Sizes

Whether it’s a tiny skylight or a huge one, the installation cost is likely the same. If you are installing one, it’s best to make it a size that’s generous enough to allow you to reap the benefits.

Consider the Sun

Be aware of where the sun rises and sets. Skylights in sloping roofs facing south are likely to overheat rooms. North-facing skylights will allow a soft, diffuse light the entire day, although they won’t give that sun-splashed effect.

In addition, direct sunlight may bleach your cabinets. To prevent this from happening, ask BRAX Roofing to install gray- or bronze-tinted glass that blocks the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

BRAX Roofing is not your regular roofing company in Rockville, MD; we are fully trained to install siding, windows, doors, and even skylights. Our GAF-certified roofers install beautiful, custom-made Velux skylights to take your home’s beauty to a whole new level.

At BRAX Roofing, you get nothing less than top-grade products and trouble-free installation at a competitive price. Call us today.

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