Skylight Installation Cost

by The Carpenter

Skylight Installation Cost

Skylights are a great way to bring natural light in to any home, and they can make a real difference brightening up your room. Many people however overestimate skylight installation cost, thinking they are too expensive for their budget, but honestly they really aren’t. There are a few ways you can save money on a skylight installation, let’s take a look at a few.

First, you can save money on the cost of the skylight itself. There are a lot of great brands of skylights out there and they are easily available at the big box hardware stores that seem to be sprouting up everywhere. Most brands are of comparable value, but some perform better in certain areas so you’ll want to get the thoughts of your hardware store rep.

Skylights come in all shapes and sizes so if the really large size is out of your price range, perhaps a smaller one will save you some money and give you that natural light you wanted in your house. Remember also that skylights are not great for insulating so while you may be able to afford a really big skylight, you may also pay more in heating and cooling bills as a result. For most homes however, the difference in heating and cooling costs should not be a big one.

Another great way to save on a skylight installation cost is to install it yourself. I realize this is not for everyone, so if you are unsure at any point, it may be best to call your local skylight professional and let them do the job for you. Whatever you decide to do, you want to make sure that the skylight is installed correctly or you will wind up with a leak near where it is installed. Our house had a skylight in the bathroom that leaked whenever it rained which resulted in some heavy water damage simply because the previous owner wanted to save a few dollars on the cost of skylight installation.

If you are considering getting a skylight, you definitely should… they’re fantastic, however make sure you do your homework on what brand, what model and what size skylight is the right fit for your home. Also be sure to research contractors in your area and determine which are least expensive and which have the most experience installing the model of skylight you choose. If you do your homework right you’ll surely have the perfect skylight installation cost for your budget.

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