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Skylight Season Is Here! Residential Roofing Calgary Installation Tips

If you have been considering the benefits of adding more natural light to your home or office this summer, we can help! Creating ambiance and saving on energy bills are some of the key reasons clients decide to add skylights into their roof. Skylights can also enhance natural lighting and even make it possible for the client to see stars in the evening (depending on where you live). Claw Roofing wants to help you maximize your roofing potential. Some of the key rooms that are popular with skylight additions include:

  • Bathrooms
  • Master Bedrooms
  • Kitchens and Dining Rooms
  • Living Rooms
  • Stairwells

Residential Roofing Calgary: Skylight Preparation

Claw Roofing understands that it can be exciting to add skylights to your home. They are popular for many reasons and can greatly enhance your interior lighting capacity. It is essential to make sure that your roof and all of its’ components are in great shape prior to construction. The integrity of your roofline, the correct slope and drainage and location all need to be taken into consideration. We are happy to conduct a thorough inspection to ensure your residential roofing is in ideal condition prior to starting construction.

Adding a Skylight With Your New Roof

If you are having a new roof put on, this is the ideal time to consider adding a skylight. Ask us about an ice and water shield installation to minimize your chance of ice dam formation. We want you to enjoy years of comfort and security with your new roof and are happy to explain some of the key structural considerations along the way.


Will Artificial Light Hurt My Eyes?

Many people are sensitive to artificial light and overhead fluorescents. If you are commonly experiencing headaches or migraines at work or at home, your current lighting may be the culprit. We are inundated with white, blue and red light spectrums throughout our day. The shortest blue wavelengths radiating from our computers, cell phones and screen time can have detrimental effects on our eyes. Increasing our exposure to natural light earlier in the day and limiting screen time two to three hours prior to going to sleep can save our eyes in the long run.

Will Skylights Add Value To My Home Or Office?

Anyone who enjoys energy savings and natural light will appreciate the value that skylights offer. If they have been properly installed, they can definitely add value to your home. Claw Roofing has seen the entire spectrum…older skylights and poorly installed ones can leak and cause a bunch of chaos and moisture with your roofing membranes and its components. Many times, leaking skylights rot away its’ surrounding materials due to poor placement. Knowing where your rafters are located and having a current set of housing blueprints on hand can significantly help you secure a positive installation. Did you know that there are Energy Star rated, no-leak skylights and even solar-powered options that open and close depending on the weather? You can even include solar-powered, remote blinds to take your energy savings to the next level!

Call Claw For Your Residential Roofing & Skylight Needs Today!

We would love to help you determine if your roofline is ready to go for adding skylights or recommend any upgrades prior. Enjoy the possibilities of increasing more natural light into your space.

Claw Roofing can help you assess the prime location for your skylight situation to make the most bang for your buck! We love putting smiles on our clients’ faces. Call us today for a free estimate and we’ll see you soon!



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