Are you thinking of making some improvements to your home? Why not consider installing a skylight to bring some of our glorious Florida sunshine indoors? A skylight can lighten a dark spot in your home or provide sunshine for your plants. A skylight over a dark foyer would be nice, a skylight in a tiled bathroom would add elegance to the bath, or a skylight over an exercise alcove would make you think you were outdoors when riding that stationary bike or walking on a treadmill.
A major consideration in doing so is how much it will cost. You will need to consider how large you want this skylight to be, the design of the opening, and the insulating quality or R-value of the glass or covering. Impacting the cost will also be the depth of the opening from the outer skylight in the roof to the inner window in your ceiling. In contemporary style houses it would be wiser to select a site near the outer slope of the roof rather than toward the peak of the roof. Approximately how much will the completed project cost? A qualified contractor will be able to provide an estimate of the cost of cutting and framing the opening, as well as setting the inner and outer glass panels. The following discussion offers some general quidelines of the costs you can expect when installing a skylight.
Labor for cutting and framing the opening might be about $200.00, although this could vary with the size of the opening and the type of your roof. Job materials might add another $50.00, and then you might encounter an equipment allowance for special equipment such as a miter saw and other specialty tools. Thus, an estimate of the cost of framing a skylight opening might range from $270.00 to approximately $300.00. Your biggest expense is going to be the cost of the skylight fixture itself. These may range from $200.00 to a thousand dollars or more. You can purchase simple, unadorned flat glass inner and outer panels for $100.00 to $200.00 at your local home improvement store. However, skylights are available in many types including non-vented, venting, and power-venting types, as well as sun tubes. They can be round, square, rectangular, flat or domed. Many of these advanced designs can cost in the thousand dollar range.
The best way to get design advice and an accurate estimate of the costs of installing a skylight is to contact a reputable local contractor. In the Tampa area Tampa Exteriors can offer you a free and accurate estimate of the costs of your potential project. With all this glorious Florida sunshine, wouldn’t it be wonderful to bring some natural light into your home? The addition of a skylight to any room can not only lighten your home, but also lighten and brighten your mood. Call Tampa Exteriors today at (813) 659-5426 for free advice and an accurate estimate on the cost of framing and installing a skylight in your home.