Benefits of Skylights & What to Consider

Posted by Skye Tunks on 30th September 2020

The process of installing a skylight on a roof window may sound like a daunting and difficult task, but with the right, expertise from a certified roof window installer, there is nothing to be concerned about.

You may have several questions that concern you about the process, such as the technique and safety principles because, with improper installation, it can lead to water leaks and damage.

At YARD Direct, we are here to provide you with the information you need about installation and the benefits of skylights which includes the natural lighting that will flood your home, leading to a better living space and even helping to increase your overall house value.


Before you consider any installation, you need to find the right skylight that will fit with your home's aesthetic.

You need to determine where you want it to be, the model you most prefer and also considering the angle, size, mechanism and tint. Ultimately, you are looking to add a skylight to your home to add additional light and provide a sense of expansion to your home, so you also need to evaluate where it would look the best and how it will improve your home.

I Know You Can Choose Where To Place Them, But Where Is Recommended?

As skylights provide light and fresh air into your home, they are ideal for attics, lofts or other non-heated and inhabited rooms, not only will they transform the look, but will provide essential ventilation to transform this room into space where you can spend time as a family.


Your chosen roof window installer will help you with the whole installation process, including the overall measurements. But, it is always good to try and create a rough image as to how large you would like the window and how much light you would like entering the room.

You may also find that a skylight that is too large for the room will not look right (you don't want a greenhouse effect in the favourite room in your home) but you also don't want a skylight that is too small and provides no additional benefits to your home.

What About Planning Permission?

In most situations, planning permission is a rare issue and is usually a part of a pre-agreed extension or replacement. Also, if it is a new addition to an existing roof, then it is very unlikely to be planned, although it is worth checking before, to be on the safe side.

But don't worry, this is something that we can help you with.

The External Features Are Just As Important

You might find that you are focusing a lot on the features and improvements that will happen inside your home, but it is vital that you consider what your home will transform to externally as well.

It is a good idea to see what kind of size will work with the rest of your home's exterior layout, the colour of the frames, so they coincide with your current home's windows and also if it will look right on your roof.

The Installation Process

At YARD Direct, our team of experienced roof window installers and specialists are more than happy to help you find the perfect skylights to work with your home's aesthetics. 

If you feel you need some expert help alongside your current planning, then please do get in touch with us today on 01786 357252.