McCanns Roofing Reminders: Pros and Cons of Having a Skylight

Having a Skylight in your home can have many benefits, but homeowners have a few drawbacks when considering this addition to their home. At McCanns, we believe in the inventory of products we carry and install. A 10-year no-hail breakage warranty endorses VELUX Skylights. We trust in our quality of work, installations, and products so much that we proudly offer a 10-year no-leak warranty when the skylight is installed by McCanns Roofing & Construction. 

One of the most critical things to consider with a skylight is that not all skylights are built the same, and there are a few pros and cons to note:


1. Skylights can give off the impression a room is brighter than wanted. 

A room that is too sunny can create a glare, depending on the Sunlight’s orientation, size, and location. Remember, skylights on a north-facing roof will capture diffused light, re-direct the light and keep the light balanced and enjoyable.

2. Skylight installation was unsatisfactory. 

Skylights are installed by building a shaft between the ceiling and roof. If installed poorly, however, this can become a thermal liability and drive up your energy costs. The fix is pretty easy here. Use a reputable company that puts you first. At McCanns Roofing & Construction, when we install any of our products, we ensure that the product is installed correctly and is as energy-efficient and high-quality as possible.

3. Having a skylight = having issues with moisture and leaks. 

There is an old joke in the contractor world: skylights that leak and those that will leak. Luckily that’s not the truth. It comes down to the quality of products and standard installation from a professional.


1. Health benefits from natural daylight! 

Exposure to the skylight rather than artificial light has been linked to various health benefits, including an elevated mood, increased creativity, lowered blood pressure, and reduced anxiety.

2. Quick and easy home improvement project. 

Skylights provide an abundance of light into any room. This easy-to-install product is cost-effective and takes no more than two hours. Consider VELUX Tubular & Sun Tunnel Skylights from McCann’s to bypass obstructions and adaptable reflecting tubing. This method provides direct daylight into every area of your home through reflectivity. The effect is brighter and more aesthetically pleasing.

3. Bonus benefit with a breath of fresh air with skylights. 

There are many options available for installing skylights, whether you want “Fresh Air” skylights or one designed for small spaces. Take advantage of natural light without compromising your privacy. Think about guest bathrooms, stairways, closets, pantries, and laundry rooms.

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