NEW Skylight InstallationS
Recently, a Suffolk County homeowner called us to price a new skylight for his Smithtown home. After going through the pros and cons with the homeowner, he decided it was definitely worth the investment and we went to work on installing his new skylight two days later.
Maybe you also have one of the many houses in Smithtown that has a bathroom, hall or another room where daylight only enters when you open a door. Dim and dark, these rooms are unwelcoming places until you turn on the light. Those days are over. Our skylights really change a room.
A new skylight from Expressway Roofing can finally bring that natural light into that uninviting, dark and isolated space through a specially designed skylight that passes from roof through the ceiling into that dark, unlit space.
Installing A New Skylight
This skylight installation process was tricky. Hiring the wrong skylight installation pro could easily leave you with a costly water leak and damage – which is always followed by an even more expensive skylight repair because the whole installation may have to be redone from scratch.
First, we removed the roofing shingles where the skylight was going to be placed. We then assessed the integrity of the plywood underlay beneath those shingles to make sure the skylight will have a stable enough resting place for years to come. The plywood was okay.
We then framed out the 30″ x 60″ skylight in the roof and plywood with 2x4s. The new vented skylight was ready to go in. After the skylight was secured, it was time for the all-around ice shield to be affixed to the skylight. Next, we sealed all of the skylight’s corners and seams with flashing to make sure it’s not going to leak.
Lastly, it was time for the new shingles to be placed in all around the brand new skylight. We do try our best to match the shingle color as closely as possible. We can’t always get a 100% match due to fading and wear – but we can get those roofing shingles to match pretty closely! And that was it! We were in and out of their Smithtown home in less than a day and the homeowner was pleased with the new light in her previously ‘natural-light-poor’ bathroom.
Choosing Expressway For Your New Skylight
Long Island’s Expressway Roofing & Chimney is a reputable, locally-owned and operated roofing contracting company that performs 100s of top quality skylight installations and repairs each year and for the last 20 years.
Before choosing a company to install your new skylight in Smithtown – you should always make sure you are choosing the right, experienced contractor. Each skylight project we take on is treated as if it was for us for a family member. We make sure that everything is done correctly. We’re really expert at most everything roof related to be honest – from a new, full roof installation to a skylight leak repair – you can rest easier knowing that the skylight repair job will be done properly – the first time – and on time and for what we said it would cost.
For our experienced skylight techs there is no skylight job that is too small or too big. We, at Expressway, could give you a ton of other biased reasons to choose us – but we would rather our previous work and our Google customer reviews do the talking. We take great pride in the work that we do. Consider us your one-stop skylight company in the Smithtown, Long Island, New York area! Call us today at 631.772.6363.
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