In spite of Canadian winters, and potential health concerns around sun exposure, many Canadians enjoy the warmth and glow of sunlight streaming into their home. However, with today’s tight construction with narrower homes on smaller lots, it often means limited exposure to those pleasant moments. Fortunately, homeowners have greater options today than ever before with a contemporary designed skylight efficiently installed by Century Roofing Limited.
There are lots of reasons to pay attention to what’s overhead. You want your roof to protect everything and everyone within your home or business. A new skylight can completely change the character of a room, adding brightness, a sense of spaciousness, style and capture a view from an attic room or provide a starry-skied bedtime panorama. Century Roofing Limited can help you to fulfill all those opportunities – but is it the right investment for your home or business. Here are some things to consider.
Adding skylights became popular a few decades ago however, problems began soon after from poorly designed skylights that leaked, faded carpet and fabrics, with heat loss and condensation becoming common complaints. Today’s modern skylights have addressed these design flaws with raised curb designs, factory-manufactured flashings, and energy-efficient Low-E glass addressing the faded fabric and heat loss issue making skylights a popular choice in modern buildings once again.
Also keep in mind this important fact: A skylight will only work in a room that is either directly below the roof or is below an unfinished attic space. If you want to install a skylight in a room that has an attic above, you’ll need to build a light shaft through the attic.
There are also a variety of types and features with skylights today – plastic or glass, fixed or operable, and made in any number of sizes and styles. They can have insulated glazing, UV-blocking capabilities, louvers, shades, and more. Knowing the right materials, the proper size, and the appropriate features to meet your needs is critically important.
Finally, be sure any skylight you intend to install will meet local codes for load, wind resistance, and related factors. Building permits are required for installation in most regions.
Once you’ve considered the skylight options, investment cost, and long term benefits then you’ll be able to determine if skylights are the right option for your home and family. At Century Roofing Limited, we’ve been your trusted Calgary roofing and exterior/siding contractor since 1981 – arriving on time, making efficient installations and repairs, keeping your premises tidy, staying dedicated to your vision and instructions—and on budget. To plan your next project and get a free estimate, call family-owned Century Roofing Limited at 403-235-5457 today.