Skylights and Weather – Home Roofing Projects Considered

Skylights And Weather - Home Roofing Projects Considered

Skylights are a wonderful thing to put in the home, and yet, one must consider the complications that come with extreme weather. If you are in Florida and hurricane debris is flying around it is very easy to punch a hole in one of those skylights and then the torrential rains will ruin the inside of your home. If you live in Montana where it snows a lot excess snow on the roof might be too much weight for the skylight and that wouldn’t be very funny.

Skylights And Weather - Home Roofing Projects Considered

Still, even if you have great weather and let’s say you live in the Southwest in New Mexico, Arizona or the deserts of California, the extreme heat in the summertime can end up costing you money for air conditioning. However, if the direction of the skylights is done correctly based upon the rising of the sun in the East and the setting of the sun in the West, you might be able to be provide light without the heat in the hottest part of the day.

Skylights And Weather - Home Roofing Projects Considered

If you live in an area that rains a lot, as such as Washington State, you will hear raindrops on top of your skylight. Some people like the sound of raindrops, but if you don’t, it you can drive you nuts. And in Washington state it starts raining October 15 or so, and rains all the way until spring. And who knows by then you may hate the sound of raindrops on your skylights.

Skylights And Weather - Home Roofing Projects Considered

There is a right way to do skylights and a wrong way, if you are unsure of how to do it, make sure you contact an architect and a licensed contractor. I even advise you to go talk to someone that lives in that region that has skylights and ask them what they’ve found. You can learn a lot that way and you may save yourself a lot of headache. Please consider all this.

Skylights And Weather - Home Roofing Projects Considered

Lance Winslow – Lance Winslow’s Bio. Lance Winslow is also Founder of the Car Wash Guys, a cool little Franchise Company; http://www.carwashguys.com/history/founder.html/.

Skylights And Weather - Home Roofing Projects Considered

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