Installation happens in two worry-free phases.
1. Roof Top
Depending on the circumstances such as roof pitch, interior light shaft depth and shape, and weather conditions, installations can take between half a day, and three days. The rooftop portion of the installation includes cutting the hole and fastening the skylight to the roof.
Once the skylight is secure, we then use three layers of protection to prevent water intrusion, and integrate the skylight into your roofing material. A No-Leak skylight completes the rooftop portion of the installation.
The three layers of protection include:
1. Factory applied foam roof deck seal.
2. Proprietary waterproof membrane.
3. Model-specific metal flashing kits.
Installers will make every effort to protect your home's interior from dust and other installation debris. Often, we will construct a curtain of plastic sheeting around the space in your ceiling where the skylight will be installed. This is used to contain the dust.
It takes about half a day per skylight to complete the interior portion of the installation, which includes drywall work and painting. The type of ceiling in your home—vaulted or flat—will also effect the amount of time it takes to complete the interior portion of the installation.
Flat ceilings require more drywall work than vaulted ceilings. If you have a flat ceiling, your installer will use drywall to build a shaft to the skylight, through the attic area, to direct the daylight into the room. Your installer will finish and paint the light shaft to match the surrounding ceiling area.
Sun Tunnel Installation
Hassle-Free Sun Tunnel Installation
For Sun Tunnel skylights, the installer will use a ladder to get up on the roof. They will then cut a hole through the sheathing and install the top collar. They will finish this portion of work by installing the upper part of the reflective tunnel, the lens and the flashing.
For Sun Tunnel skylights, the installer will cut a hole in the ceiling, install the lower portion of the reflective tunnel between the rooftop and the ceiling, and seal the tunnel seams with airtight tape. Finally, they will install the diffuser and trim ring in the ceiling. If the sun is out, your new light will be on!
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