What should you expect during installation?

Your skylight installer is the best person to evaluate your home’s daylighting needs. We can recommend where skylights should be installed, so you can reap maximum benefit from the natural light and fresh air they provide. Skylights can be installed in flat or vaulted ceilings.

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A typical VELUX skylight installation happens in two
worry-free phases.

  1. 01 The Rooftop

    Depending on the circumstances such as roof pitch, interior light shaft depth and shape, and weather, installations can take between half a day and three days. The rooftop portion of the installation includes cutting the hole and fastening the skylight to the roof with the three layers of protection found in VELUX No Leak Skylights.
  2. 02 The Interior

    It takes about half a day per skylight to complete the interior portion of the installation, which includes drywall and painting. The type of ceiling in your home — vaulted or flat — will also affect the amount of time it takes to complete the interior portion of the installation.

    Flat ceilings require more drywall work than vaulted ceilings. If you have a flat ceiling, your installer will use drywall to build a shaft from the skylight to direct the daylight into the room. Your installer will paint the light shaft to match the surrounding ceiling area.

    Installers will make every effort to protect your home’s interior from dust and other installation debris. Often, we will construct a curtain of plastic sheeting around the space in your ceiling where the skylight will be installed to contain dust.
  • When Should You Replace a Skylight?

    We recommend replacing your skylights when you reroof. It’s the most cost-efficient way, and it allows you to synchronize your roof and skylight warranties.