If you’ve just purchased a new skylight for your home, and it is safely installed, you may be missing something vital. Without a cover, skylights can make a room far too bright or too hot. If you’ve installed one in the living room, it can be hard to watch TV and relax when the room gets this way during the day. Luckily, there are plenty of options for covering your skylight.
How to Cover a Skylight
- Roof Cover - These are exterior coverings that will protect your skylight from snow and harsh sunlight. They aren’t meant to be a daily solution, as you have to climb up on the roof to remove and place them, but they can provide a cheap alternative to some other methods on this list. They’re easy to install and useful for those who want a quick fix.
- Indoor Cover - While not quite curtains, indoor covers tend to block the light entirely from the skylight. They can match the size of the skylight exactly, and can be manual or automatic. Whether or not you choose an electronic cover or not is up to you, and your budget. But this is slightly more convenient than outdoor covers, as they are easily accessible from inside the home.
- Curtains -These are going to be your most stylistic choice. Most won’t block out the light entirely, but they will provide a chic alternative to a cover. They can be matched to the rest of the room, and you can even install blinds. These will be perfect for the coming summer months, when your home will heat up significantly because of your skylight.
Replacing Your Roof? Consider Adding a Skylight!
Don’t let the heat of a skylight intimidate you–the benefits of a skylight far outweigh the costs. With a proper cover, you can enjoy your skylight year round by introducing lovely, natural light into your home. Sunlight improves mood, saves energy, and is overall much better than being cooped up in the dark.
Piney Orchard Roofing only installs skylights during our roof replacement services. If you area having work done on your roof there is no better time to add a skylight! From our responsive, personal service to our precision estimating technology, everything we do at Piney Orchard Roofing is designed to make your skylight installation as easy, affordable, and painless as possible.
Considering installing a skylight with your roof replacement? Contact us online or call (410) 618-0804 to schedule an estimate!