Skylights are not suitable for every roof. As skylights are installed on the roof line, under the shingles and roof covering, the roof construction must be able to withstand the skylight. Both roof skylights and curb skylights look the same from the inside, so the type and slope of the roof are likely to be the determining factors for the style being installed.
A recommended option is to find the right skylight or use a light tube to place it between the ceiling beams.Metal roofs only allow deck-mounted skylights, but if you have tile or tile roofs, you have the option to choose between skylights mounted on the terrace or on the sidewalk.
If you have a flat roof, once the skylight is placed outside, the installer will build a light pit with drywall inside. And one of the main factors that determine which skylight you are going to buy and how it is installed is the type of roof you have. However, whether they are skylights mounted on the terrace or on the sidewalk, VELUX has a variety of gasket kits that guarantee a hermetic fit to virtually all types of roofs and slopes. Items such as ductwork, bathroom fans, electrical cables and ceiling lamps can be easily relocated to place skylights.
Often, they will build a curtain of plastic sheets around the roof space where the skylight will be installed to contain dust. While vaulted ceilings require less work to install skylights, flat roofs are no reason not to have the desired natural light. If you have a flat ceiling, the installer will use drywall to build a beam of light, also called a moat, from the skylight to the ceiling, that directs daylight into the room. Skylights mounted on the roof are nailed directly to the roof covering (the beams and beams between the structural components of the roof).
Many times, the roofer will be able to prepare the roof for the installation of the skylight or tube. Unless you have experience building or roofing work, installing skylights isn't your typical self-made housing project. This gives them a lower profile on the roof and makes them ideal for newly built homes or completely new skylights. For the roof, the installer measures and cuts the hole and fixes the skylight to the roof with the three layers of protection that are part of the VELUX No Leak skylight installation.