Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.
Are you in need of some roofing work on your home? Do you have an area or two inside your home that is darker than you would like? Maybe it is time for you to talk with a roofing contractor about your options to bring natural light into an otherwise dark and unwelcoming area of your home. Here, you will learn about the two main options you have to give you an idea of what to discuss with your roofing contractor.
Where will skylights or sun tunnels work well?
Skylights are typically rectangular windows positioned on the roof of the home. They allow for a lot of natural light to enter the home, but do not work well in small spaces. Skylights are wonderful for lighting spaces in the home that do not have a great distance between the interior ceiling and the exterior roof. This is not to say that skylight installation in these situations is impossible, but it can be more complicated and expensive.
Sun tunnels are perfect solutions for small areas like hallways or bathrooms. They can be installed in places that traditional skylights cannot. For example, if the room you want to brighten is in the center of your home, where the exterior roof is several feet from the interior ceiling, the sun tunnel would work well. The tube can be extended through several feet of attic space and out the roof to bring the sunlight into your home.
What are some concerns of skylights and sun tunnels?
Both skylights and sun tunnels increase the likelihood of roofing leaks. If either of these options are installed improperly, they will leak and cause a great deal of water damage to your home if repairs are not immediately made.
You will have to maintain the skylights and sun tunnels regularly. The exterior seals must be inspected at least once each year to ensure they are in good condition. Over time, the seals can crack and allow moisture to leak under the shingles and into your home.
What are the benefits of skylights and sun tunnels?
The main benefit of having a skylight or sun tunnel is the natural light that is entering the space. This will help to decrease your reliance on electrical lighting during the day. With the sun lighting the space, there will be little need to turn on the lights in rooms equipped with skylights and sun tunnels.
Talk with your local roofing contractor about having the sun tunnels or skylights installed on your home during the planned roofing work by companies like Roof Tech.Share
19 January 2015