Installing a skylight isn’t child’s play. That’s why you should get an estimate from Best Handyman Boston. Among other issues, your skylight needs to fit right into your space and looks like it has always been there.
You’ll wonder why you didn’t have a skylight sooner when natural light streams through the ceiling and into your life. Besides the quality of light you’ll have, you can rest assured that your home’s value, energy efficiency, and ventilation will please you too.Not to mention, you’ve also made the room look just a little larger and more welcoming.
Your new skylight is a wise investment to be sure!
We take the craftsman’s pride in every step of your skylight installation from start to finish. It goes without saying, your skylight will be a water-tight installation, a beautifully plastered and painted interior, and a stellar fit that gives you a skylight you can be proud of.
We install or repair most skylight options?
We offer both brand new skylights and skylight replacement services. We offer every type of skylight style you can imagine, including:
- Ventilating skylights
- Fixed skylights
- Sun tunnels
- Tilt window skylights
- Curb-mounted skylights
- Deck-mounted skylights
- Structural glass
We also offer a variety of options like screens, remote controls, and more. We also install skylights in a variety of styles and configurations. We’ll help you create the aesthetic that matches both your home and your vision.
How long does a skylight last?
Once you’ve installed a skylight you can expect it to last anywhere from twenty to thirty years. The life expectancy will depend on the manufacturer, the skill with which it was installed in the first place, and the maintenance you give it over the years.
Care and maintenance of a skylight?
Skylights don’t need a lot of maintenance. It’s a good idea to clean the interior side of the skylight once a water. Use non-abrasive cloths, mild soap, and water. You want to avoid any cloth which could scratch the glass or harsh glass cleaners like Windex, which can cause your skylight to fail.
If you see debris on your skylight, you should be careful what tools you use to remove it. Using a sharp object can result in skylight pane damage.
Skylights should not leak. If they do, it’s usually a problem with roofing or flashing. If you notice moisture accumulating along the edges of your skylight you should call us to schedule a skylight inspection right away.
Can I still have a skylight with my cathedral ceilings?
Absolutely. Your roof type doesn’t matter. There are many options for adding a skylight. We’ve added them on traditional residential roofs and on flat roofs. There’s nothing special about a cathedral ceiling that makes it ideal for skylight installation. If you have a smaller space that wouldn’t normally be suited for a full-size skylight you can add a few sun tunnels, also known as tubular skylights. You’ll get a gorgeous “recessed lighting” look.
We work hard to ensure your skylight ties right into your space, so that it looks like it was always there and matches the aesthetic of your home. We even have options for smaller homes and rooms that you wouldn’t normally associate with skylights.
You deserve a bright, gorgeous space, regardless of home shape or size.
What is a solar skylight?
A solar skylight is a wonderful way to enjoy a remote controlled skylight that opens and closes at the touch of the button. The skylight absorbs solar energy and charges its own battery throughout the day.
These skylights can make your homes more energy efficient. During the summer they offer a way to let air into the home without running the AC. During the winter they reduce energy costs by allowing the sun to make your home warmer.
This is why solar skylights do qualify for a 26% federal tax credit.
What is the cost of a skylight?
Skylight costs can vary depending on the type of light you choose.
We can usually get a skylight installed for anywhere from $800 to $3000. This price includes both labor and the price of the skylight itself.
If you are installing multiple skylights, extended skylights, or have other special considerations then the pricing may vary somewhat.
We give each of our skylight customers a free, no-surprises estimate. Once we’ve given you a quote we don’t waver from it. You’ll be able to budget your skylight installation without fuss, and we’ll put it in once you schedule the installation with us.
If you are replacing or reflashing an existing skylight you can expect to pay $600 to $1500 per skylight. If you’ve been maintaining your skylight properly you might be able to convince your homeowner’s insurance provider to pay all or part of the cost of your skylight replacement.
Why you can trust us to install your new skylight?
At Best Handyman Boston we take pride in offering our customers top-quality craftsmanship. We care about our customers. We can’t wait to help you make your life and home better!
Skylights are part of your total roofing system, which means it’s a great idea to work with a contractor that offers roofing installation and repair as well. Our handymen do it all, including roofing, and that means you can trust that your light will be installed correctly and will fit seamlessly into your existing roofing system. No leaks, no issues, just beauty and style.
You can even use our new app to get an easy estimate on your skylight installation or repair. Use our online form, or just call (857) 201-6083. We look forward to meeting you!