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May 2, 2017

Choosing A Skylight For Your Seattle Home Part 2

Seattle skylight installationPart 1 outlined the types/options available while Part 2 focuses on skylight installation.

Bellevue Roofing Company installs skylights built for the Pacific Northwest.  Our skylights of choice come from 2 local companies: CrystaLite and Tam.

These companies are based in the Seattle area so we know their skylights are manufactured to withstand our wicked wind storms and heavy rainfall.

Skylight installation for your Seattle area home

Skylight installation is complicated and best done by a professional as many factors play a part in choosing and installing the right skylight for your home.

Depending on the type of roof you have (construction, sloping/angle, etc.), a professional should be consulted for the exact positioning of the skylight as well as the size.

You do not want to compromise the structural integrity of your home so the size and construction of the roof plays a part when figuring out how large a skylight it can support.

Often, 2 smaller skylights placed on either side of the roof joist is the answer as opposed to one large skylight in the middle. This is where having a roofing expert is beneficial as you know it’s going to be done right.

Following manufacturers’ guides

This can’t be stressed enough.  A skylight can be of the highest quality but if it is installed improperly, it will likely develop problems.  Bellevue Roofing Company only uses its own employees and never subcontracts out with other companies.

Why?  We know our employees have been properly trained to ALWAYS follow manufacturers’ guidelines on every product we work with, whether it’s composite shingles, a metal roof or a new skylight. Plus, we are familiar with both Tam and CrystaLite skylights are they are the only 2 brands of skylights we install.

Skylight Replacement

Many Seattle homeowners may already have a skylight but are having problems with it.  While some skylights can be repaired, it is often a better option to replace the entire skylight as even if the current leak is stopped, other leaks may develop in the future.

Bellevue Roofing Company gives free estimates for skylight replacement and installation so contact us; we’ll be happy to recommend the best model for your home.

We service the entire eastside of Seattle from Redmond to Bellevue to Mercer Island to Issaquah and Sammamish.

When choosing a skylight, you’ll see many of the following institutes, associations or terms listed on labels so we wanted to give you a little more information about them.

*SHGC stands for solar heat gain coefficient and is the amount of solar radiation admitted through a window (directly and indirectly) and released inward. It is expressed as a number between 0 and 1; the lower the number, the less solar heat being transmitted.

NAMI stands for the National Accreditation and Management Institute, Inc.-a global certification service.

NFRC is the National Fenestration Rating Council and is the leader in energy performance information, education and certified ratings in windows, doors, skylights and other similar products.

AAMA is the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.

NAFS is the North American Fenestration Standard.

Why are all these institutes and associations important? They make sure all the products are up to code and built to industry standard regulations, which minimizes problems as well as saves energy.

Choosing a skylight for your home should be easier with this information.