You might be thinking of putting a light on your roof to bring natural sunlight to the bathroom or to brighten up an attic. Your roofer may have mentioned “skylights” and “rooflights” to you. It can be difficult to find the right one for your home without professional guidance. Old Time Roofing can help you find the answers that you need. Continue reading to learn the differences between rooflights and skylights. And remember, Old Time Roofing has a team of experienced contractors who can help you with all your commercial roofing needs.

Skylights vs Rooflights: What You Need to Know

The trick question “Should I install a rooflight or a skylight?” is actually a trick question. They are almost identical. Skylights and rooflights are almost identical, aside from the difference in their names. “skylight” is the most popular term. “Rooflight” is also acceptable. It is simply a better way to describe the type and extent of renovations you want.

The confusion begins when you add the phrase “roof windows” to the equation.A roof-window is a different invention in terms of function and construction than other inventions. They are meant to be installed on the same plane as the surrounding roofing, with a pitch of 15 degrees. Skylights, however, are not intended to be in the same orientation as your roof and should be placed out of the plane. They will usually be mounted on a builders stand or kerb (i.e. The structure that is designed to keep your rooflight/skylight from touching the roof’s surface.

Both rooflights as well as roof windows can be a great addition to your home. It all depends on what you’re looking for. Although skylights can be used in more places, you can still add a sense of light to your home with a roof window.

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Old Time¬† Roofing proudly offers skylight installations to area homeowners and businesses looking to add beauty and value to their properties. For a free estimate call today and ask about our special offers. Old Time Roofing has over 30 years experience and excellent reviews from the surrounding area. You’ll love the results!

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Pinellas County Commercial Roofing company! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978.  Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.