Skylights can make a home lights and airy and completely change the ambiance of a room. They can make a small room look bigger and brighten up a larger room, banishing dark corners with sunlight. Even on dark and stormy days a skylight can add cheer.

There are many types of skylights to choose from. You can have them mounted in the roof of a one story house so that they look like windows. You may want a “roof window” type that brings in the light but also provides an escape route in case of emergency. There are skylights that you can open and close with a remote control to let in fresh air or skylights with opaque covers that soften the light that comes into your home.

Another type of skylight is called a sun tunnel, designed for flat or low-sloped roofs. They are ideal for hallways, bathrooms and bedrooms where you’d like some natural light to come inn. Sun tunnels are relatively small and their installation if fast and easy.

It is always best to have a roofing contractor install skylights and sun tunnels to insure that there are no leaks to damage your home. Skylights that are properly and safely installed are a beautiful addition to your home.