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The next time you walk outside, take a moment to gaze up at your roof. What do you see? Do you see even shingles that are all laying flat? Or do you see shingles that are starting to curl and that are covered in moss? You can tell a lot about the condition of your roof just by looking at it. If you are at all concerned about the state of your roof, then your first call should be to a roofing contractor. They can evaluate the situation and recommend repairs or replacement as needed. Learn more about roofing and roofing contractors here on this website.


Up on the Rooftop

Count On Your Roofer To Install Your Skylight The Right Way

Lori Silva

When it comes to skylight installations, hiring a professional roofer for such tasks is highly recommended for safety and proper installation. Below is an overview of how a roofer can help with installing a skylight.

  • Initial assessment: A roofer will begin by assessing the roof and determining the feasibility of installing a skylight. They will consider factors such as roof pitch, structural integrity, and potential obstacles like vents or chimneys. You can count on your roofer to provide you with an honest assessment of your roofing and skylight situation — even if it means you won't be moving forward with the original plans. 
  • Skylight selection: Based on your preferences and budget, the roofer can help you select an appropriate skylight. They will consider factors such as size, shape, material, energy efficiency, and any local building codes or regulations that need to be followed. Your roofer has undoubtedly installed many skylights and will use their experience to advise you. 
  • Roof preparation: The roofer will prepare the roof for skylight installation. This involves removing shingles or tiles from the designated area and ensuring a clean and level surface for the skylight to be installed.
  • Framing and flashing: The roofer will construct a framework around the skylight opening, ensuring proper support and a watertight seal. Flashing, which is a protective material, will be installed to prevent water penetration around the skylight.
  • Installation: The skylight will be carefully positioned and secured onto the prepared opening. The roofer will ensure that it fits securely, is level, and properly aligned with the roof structure.
  • Insulation and sealing: To maintain energy efficiency and prevent leaks, the roofer will insulate the area around the skylight and apply appropriate sealing materials to create a watertight barrier. Improperly installed skylights can leak and cause untold damage to your interior spaces.
  • Finishing touches: Once the skylight is installed, the roofer will replace any necessary shingles or tiles around the skylight to ensure seamless integration with the existing roof. They will also clean up the work area, leaving it in a tidy condition.

It's important to hire a professional and experienced roofer for skylight installation. They have the necessary skills, knowledge, and equipment to ensure a proper and secure installation, minimizing the risk of leaks and other issues. Additionally, a reputable roofer may offer warranties or guarantees on their workmanship, providing you with peace of mind regarding the installation's quality and durability.

Contact a local roof company to learn more.