Can I have a metal roof with skylights?
Even when a metal roof alone looks stunning and gives your property that good-looking design you have looking for, sometimes you just want more. And this is completely fine as long as you know how much more you can have. Skylights are part of those features that makes property owners go for extra features and elements that can either boost the aesthetics of the roof and with it, the property. Or can end up being not what it needs.
If you are someone who is trying to have a metal roof but also skylights, you will have to keep a few things in mind. But first, is it even possible to add them with metal roofs? After all, you don’t really see them installed in this roofing system in particular.
The answer is yes, you can. Any roofing system—essentially—can have skylights installed thanks to how simple they are in both installation and repairs. However, if you want to add such a feature to a metal roof regardless of the design and specific metal you choose for it, keep in mind that proper installation is not everything you will have to worry about.
To have skylights, never forget this:
Again, proper installation is crucial.
It is easy to let the water in through the seams of the metal roof when the skylight is installed incorrectly. This is very common whenever a homeowner wants to place one, and the reason why most people believe it is not viable. It’s only about finding a good expert or company that can assist you with it and ensure you won’t deal with future problems like the previous one.
With this in mind, also consider the time when you will install it. I know many property owners just decide to go for skylights after they bought or built the property. But if you are someone very clear about wanting them and you are just in the process of installing a metal roof—or about to start it—, take this time to also add the skylights to the plans.
This will save a lot of time, effort, and money while guaranteeing you the best result for the feature.
It’s not that different from installing it on other roofs.
The adding process is not that difficult, just a bit different. If you are trying to install the skylight in an existing metal roof, it may take more time and preparations to ensure it won’t affect any area or element in the roofing.
If it is for new constructions, replacements, or installations in general, things will be a lot easier and just like if it was another regular roof for it.
If you want it, go for it!
Metal roofs aren’t a limitation for you and your skylights. As long as you have a good plan and experts who truly know how to handle the project, it should be a piece of cake. I understand that what worries you is the water and conditions, but this is entirely on the installation process instead of the feature itself.
Thus, if you have a skylight already that is giving you problems in your metal roof, don’t think it was a bad decision. Just replace it and do your best to find someone that, this time, can deliver the result you want and need. In fact, I encourage you to have one!
It saves energy, gives your property and rooms enough light, and helps to have a pleasant temperature most of the time.