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5 Things To Know Before Installing A Skylight

What to consider before installing a VELUX Skylight. 

Velux skylights are a great addition to any home, providing natural light and ventilation to your living space. Before installing a Velux skylight, there are several things you should know to ensure a successful and safe installation. 

This blog post will discuss some important factors to consider before installing a Velux skylight. 

  1. Roof Type

The first thing to consider before installing a Velux skylight is your type of roof. Velux skylights are suitable for both Steel and Tiled roof lines. However, the installation process and materials may vary depending on your roof type. For example, installing a skylight on a tile roof requires extra care to avoid damaging the tiles and a unique flashing design to ensure your new Velux Skylight is watertight. 

  1. Size and Placement

The size and placement of your Velux skylight are essential factors to consider. Skylights come in various sizes, from small and square to large and rectangular. The size of your skylight should be proportional to the size of your room and the amount of natural light you want to let in. The placement of your skylight is also vital for both aesthetic and functional reasons. Skylights should be placed strategically to maximize natural light and minimize heat gain. 

  1. Building Codes and Permits

While many minor home improvement projects may not require planning permission, verifying with your local authority is essential to avoid potential expenses. Before starting any work, you should seek guidance from the relevant authority if you need more clarification. 

  1. Installation Process

The installation process for a Velux skylight is typically straightforward, but hiring a professional installer is crucial to ensure the job is done correctly. An experienced installer will know how to safely and securely install the skylight, be familiar with the best practices for your specific type of roof, and ensure the installation is watertight. 

  1. Maintenance

Once your Velux skylight is installed, it’s important to maintain it properly to ensure it lasts many years. Regular cleaning and inspection are essential to keep your skylight in good condition. You should also check for any signs of leaks or damage and repair them promptly to avoid more severe issues down the road. 

Installing a Velux skylight can be a great way to add natural light and ventilation to your home. Before installing a skylight: 

  • Consider the roof type, size, and placement. 
  • Check local building codes and permits. 
  • Hire a professional installer. 
  • Maintain your skylight correctly. 

With these factors in mind, you can enjoy the benefits of natural light and ventilation for years. 

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