Any type of roofing and skylights have special installation considerations to ensure water-tightness. Many homeowners ask me if they can have a skylight with their metal roof. The answer, of course, is “Yes!” but there are a few things that must be kept in mind.
Perhaps most importantly — if you are re-roofing your home and you have existing skylights, I urge you to replace any skylights that are over 10 years old. They have served you well and have a limited life. Even the best skylights have no more than 20-year warranties. It makes no sense to install your permanent metal roof with a skylight that will need to be replaced in a few years. Replacing a skylight in a metal roof will be difficult and may require the significant deconstruction of the roof system if it’s not planned for with the installation.
Another Roofing Challenge: Solar
For additional information on metal roofing and solar energy, you can visit our page on Green American Home.
If you have any specific questions about metal roofs and the installation of skylights, solar energy, or other features, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd's expertise comes from his years of experience in metal roofing manufacturing. As president of Isaiah Industries, based in Piqua Ohio, Todd runs a several of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential metal roofing; Classic Metal Roofing Systems, Kassel & Irons, and Green American Home. His personal goal is to educate homeowners of the long-life benefits of metal roofing.
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