Skylights make a wonderful addition to any Wisconsin home by allowing the natural light in and they will make your home feel bigger and brighter. When you’re roofing or re-roofing your home it’s the perfect time to install one if you’ve been considering it for a while. While the old roofing material is off the roof decking will be exposed and it’s as simply as cutting a hole, installing the skylight, any trim, and then appropriate flashing as the roof is completed.
Energy Savings: Skylights aren’t going to save you a ton of money, but they’ll reduce your need to have supplemental light in whatever room they are installed in. They are an excellent choice over a kitchen, living room, bedroom or even a bathroom. When you hire a certified roofing contractor to install your new skylights you can sleep easy knowing the installation has been completed properly, and water and air tight so you’re new skylight lasts for many years. A poorly installed skylight won’t save any energy!
More Natural Light: Allowing natural light into your home will brighten up your spaces and make your living areas appear much larger. Skylights can be placed in strategic locations throughout your home to allow light into very specific areas of the home you use the most. Having a shower with just the natural light of your skylight is a refreshing experience. When new home buyers are looking to purchase a home lots of natural light is one of many important features they are looking for.
Ventilation: Yes, skylights are no longer just a fixed window! We can install skylights that can open and close, some can even open and close remotely (via an electric motor) at the push of a button. If you like to have fresh air flowing throughout your home during the warmer months of the year then don’t discount the installation of a new skylight. For those who are really energy cautious, there is even a skylight available that can open/close using a solar panel built right into the skylight! Many homeowners don’t know that skylight technology has come so far.
What Type Of Skylights Do We Install?
Paragon Exteriors sells and installs skylight solutions from VELUX exclusively. VELUX offers a complete system of complimentary products and accessories for any skylight solution – from your installation right down to the finishing touches. Whether you’re looking to add one of the “Fresh Air” skylights or a model geared more towards small spaces, they have got all the skylight options and information you need to make a decision.
The Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylight (available for both deck and curb mount installations) features a solar panel that captures available daylight and uses it to recharge a highly efficient, fully concealed battery powered operator and control system. This operator is the power source that opens and closes the skylight, negating the need for electrical wiring during installation.
Electric Fresh Air Skylight: Designed for both deck and curb mount installations, the VELUX Electric “Fresh Air” skylight is the perfect daylighting solution for overhead applications. It allows for abundant natural light, and with the touch of a button, opens to let in fresh air. And if you forget to close it, a rain sensor will shut the skylight during inclement weather.
Manual Fresh Air Skylights: Designed for both deck and curb mount installations, the VELUX Manual “Fresh Air” skylight enables any home to embrace the best of what nature has to offer. Opening for maximum fresh air, this venting skylight contributes to a home’s proper moisture balance and comfort level by allowing stale, humid air to be released.
VELUX fixed skylights, designed for deck mounted installations, are perfect for visually expanding areas such as hallways, stairwells, and other closed-in, dark spaces that can be transformed with light and sky views. They provides an economical choice in creating a spacious home that is filled with natural light.
How Are Skylights Attached To Your Roof?
Curb Mounted: The skylight is mounted on a simple wooden frame, known as a curb, that the installer builds around the new opening that has been created on your roof. Curb mounted skylights are ideal for flat roofs all the way up to a pitch of 60 degrees.
Deck Mounted: The skylight’s deck seal is nailed directly to your roof deck for a lower profile, energy-efficient installation. Deck mounted skylights are best for roofs with a pitch between 14 and 85 degrees.
Reliable Skylight Installations by Paragon Exteriors
Paragon Exteriors is a full service roofing contractor offering skylight installations along with our roof replacement and install packages. If you’d like to have an estimate for new skylight installations into your home just give us a call or use our contact form and someone will get right back to you shortly.