CAN YOU PUT A SKYLIGHT ANYWHERE?
No, you cannot put a skylight at any location on your roof. There are specific parameters for where skylights can be securely installed.
Before proceeding with a skylight installation, it’s advisable to consult with a professional roofing contractor. They can assess your roof’s suitability for a skylight, recommend the best location based on structural considerations, and ensure that the installation meets local building codes. They can also help you choose the right type of skylight for your needs, whether fixed, vented, or solar-powered, and ensure that it integrates seamlessly with your roofing system
THINGS TO CONSIDER
- Structural integrity – Skylights should be installed in areas where the structural integrity of your home is not compromised
- Obstructions – Consider the presence of any obstructions on the roof. Skylights should not be installed anywhere near a valley, chimney, vent, or other rooftop structures.
- Slope requirements – Skylight manufacturers have a minimum slope requirement in their specifications, so the area of your roof must meet these.