What You Need to Know About Skylights

Natural light offers a wide range of health benefits which is why a number of homeowners are finding ways to incorporate natural lighting within their homes. One of the most popular choices so far are installing skylights onto their residential roofing systems.


Putting up a skylight might sound like a simple and straightforward project. The truth is, there are quite a few considerations you need to take before you install one. Let our roofing experts at Pressure Point Roofing Medford give you a few pointers about this useful little addition.

Roofing Construction

During one of your routine roof maintenance inspection, take a look at the support beams and rafters that hold up your roof assembly. On most roofs, rafters are spaced about four feet apart but it’s not uncommon to find some systems with more frequent support beams. If your rafters have enough space between them, it may be possible to install a skylight. For roofs with beams less than four feet apart, it would be impossible without having to redo part of the roof assembly.

Choosing a Glazing

Skylights can be installed with either glass or plastic, each with their own types of glazing. Glass is typically more energy-efficient, with low-emissivity coating and a thin layer of insulating gas between the panes. They are also more expensive and can be prone to breakage. On the other hand, plastic offers plenty of versatility at a more affordable cost. Its cons include discoloration and a considerably shorter life span.

A Job for the Pros

Skylight installation can appear simple but it’s best to leave the work to a professional. Anything that involves cutting a hole on your roof can lead to massive problems and even costly roof repair jobs should anything go wrong.

For top-quality skylights and reliable installation services, you can count on our skilled contractors at Pressure Point Roofing Medford. Give us a call at (541) 772-1945 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate on a brand-new skylight today. We serve homeowners in Medford, OR, and other nearby areas in Oregon.

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I've changed my review from a 1 star to a 4 stars. Matt Stone got right on a pretty poor job done installing a skylight. He had his guys remove the skylight, move it, repair the roof and inside ceiling to its original state, paint it, repair some external trim that was damaged, and all within a few days after talking to him about the multiple problems. It was really an eyesore from the inside. I'd give a 5 star if this had been done well the first time. The skylight just didn't fit the space I first wanted it and was told it would. More communication about the potential problems might have allowed this to be done right the first time. But, Pressure Point Roofing gets 5 starts for making amends and correcting a pretty ugly problem, very fast! Thank you.

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Excellent experience, prompt and professional estimate, showed up on schedule (actually a day early) and did a thorough and complete job. All personnel were professional,polite and great at their jobs. Would recommend to anyone.

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I am so happy I chose Pressure Point to replace my 40-year-old roof.  The crew was professional, efficient, and answered all my questions, addressed the few concerns I raised, and made me feel comfortable, trusting them with such a big project.  I couldn't be happier with their work and the look of my new roof.

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