As part of our Full Roof Replacement service, we generally replace all of the skylights at the time of the roof replacement. Most of the time they are as old as the roof, and the newer skylights are far more energy efficient.
Scro’s Roofing Company can replace your existing skylights. We will come out and review the sizes and options with you at the time of the New Roof Replacement Consultation. If you have any further questions regarding skylights please visit VELUX skylights website.
I have a room in my house that never gets any natural light, could you add a skylight?
- No, this entails structural changes to the framing of your roof rafters and would require a building permit, Structural Engineer and General Contractor.
I am considering replacing my existing roof, should I also consider replacing my existing skylights at the same time?
- Yes, we highly suggest replacing any existing skylights at the time of the new roof installation. For many reasons, one the seals are more than likely showing signs of wear and deterioration. Secondly the newer skylight designs are better built and have improved Low-E tempered glass which in more energy efficient than the old skylights.
What is Low-E glass?
- More and more skylights are being made of Low-E (for low emissivity) glass. Low-E glass was originally developed for energy efficiency, but it has the additional benefit of blocking heat gain as well as heat loss through a skylight. It provides a very comfortable light without darkening the skylight such as in the use of tinted glass. Either tempered glass or laminated glass can have a Low-E feature included. There is also Low-E2 (or Low-E squared) for even greater benefits. It is a denser version of Low-E which is slightly darker in appearance and was designed for even greater thermal efficiency.
If you have any questions on skylight installations feel free to call (919) 461-0937