The benefits delivered by installing skylights have convinced you to add to the list of home improvement projects. Skylights enhance the ambiance of a room, which in turn brightens the mood of everyone in it. For employers, installing skylights is directly linked with improving worker productivity. Skylights also lower energy bills by allowing more sunlight to reach the interior of a building. When you are ready to install skylights, you have many factors to consider before starting the project. The most important factor involves selecting the best team of skylight contractors.
The top skylight contractors do much more than install skylights.
Experienced skylight contractors have spent their entire careers learning about every feature offered by different skylight models. Whether you have installed skylights before or if this is the first time adding the amenity to your home or office, a licensed skylight contractor gives you insight into the ideal skylights to install.
Skylight knowledge also includes sharing tips on how to maximize the energy-sharing benefits, as well as where to install the skylights to increase the amount of natural illumination in a room. They also suggest specific types of skylights, such as venting skylights that improve air circulation. Contractors share knowledge of building codes and residential neighborhood zoning laws.
Most home improvement projects require the preparation of a detailed schedule, including a project that involves installing skylights. However, events such as material shortages, prolonged bad weather, and supply chain disruptions, derail the most carefully thought-out work schedules. As the client, you should expect work schedule changes, but you should never tolerate a team of home remodeling contractors that do not inform you of any scheduling changes
This means in addition to installing your new skylights, the contractor responsible for the skylight project must promptly inform you of schedule changes. You also should receive prompt responses to questions left on voicemail, as well as via email and text messages.
Point Out Roofing Issues
Skylight contractors get an up-close at the condition of the roof during an installation project. If they detect any roofing issues that compromise the structure and/or appearance of the roof, they should explain the issues to you. Even better, experienced skylight contractors typically have developed a network of other types of special contractors to contact for working on a home improvement project. This means that top skylight contractors doing a lot more than skylights should have the name and contact information of a roofing contractor to address any structural and/or appearance issues.
Closely Follows the Budget
You should have created a budget for the skylight installation project, which the contractor overseeing the project should approve after making a few adjustments. For example, maybe you decided to follow the contractor’s recommendation to add one or more skylights to the project list. Once both parties agree to a budget, the team of skylight contractors should closely follow the budget and if a cost overrun seems likely, immediately notify the client to allow the client to adjust the project budget.
The Bottom Line
You have several factors to consider for a skylight installation project. Although choosing the best contractor that has extensive experience installing skylights is important, you also want to hire one of the top contractors that does a lot more than just installing skylights.
Mares & Dow
Contact your local skylight contractors at Mares & Dow Construction and Skylights today to transform your home. We have over 37 years of installation and consulting experience.