Skylights are very revolutionary and quite modern, traditional homes do not have skylights so what is happening is that homeowners are installing these all the time thus boosting the home décor industry. Just like any other design or installation, the contractor will need a description of your idea of a skylight, the area in which you want the skylight to occupy, materials you would like to utilize etc. All of this will assist your contractor to work out an accurate quote upfront before you go ahead with something that you cannot manage financially, it will also give the contractor an idea if it is something he can implement or not because if he is not sure and only realizes half way through the job that he cannot complete it then you have a serious problem staring at you.
The reasons why people want skylights installed in their homes are the following, increase the amount of light, to achieve a certain look or style, to be trendy etc. There are quite a few websites of various companies that specialize in installing and maintaining skylights for homes, they also have photo galleries of the past projects that they have completed. This is a good comparison when you want to compare what the contractor is capable of and what you really want your skylight in your own home to be. When choosing the glass of the skylight you need to choose a very strong one because lets us not forget that we are living in South Africa where hail storms do happen, there have been rocks of ice falling from the sky the size of a grown man’s fist on average. You can now clearly imagine the damage that can do to your skylight glass, it can either crack which will cause leaks or even break it.
When also choosing your glass you need to consider what type of roof you have is it tiles or something else and even the angle of your roof, is it a flat roof or is it tilted if tilted at what angle is it. Your experienced contractor in skylights should help you choose the best option, however you also need to do thorough research on pricing and just not buy the first piece of material for skylights you find and question everything even find out what skylights for homes do for the value of your home after all it is your asset and you need to protect it. By protecting it means you will also need to notify your insurance in case they start seeing it as a security hazard.