Are you interested in installing skylights on your roof? Aren’t sure what they cost? We won’t lie. Installing skylights can be expensive. It depends on a lot of factors, such as the age of your roof, the type of roof and what roofing shingles your roofing systems uses. Working with a professional worker is the best way to figure out how skylights will factor into your financial bottom life.

How Much Do Skylights Cost?

There are two types of skylights:

  • Regular
  • Tubular

Regular skylights are either fixed or venting, basically they can open or stay closed; this is the most expensive type. Tubular skylights utilize a reflective tube that runs the length of a roof and then redirects sunlight through lens to other areas; it’s the least expensive of the two options.

Regular skylights can start range from $150 to $1000 depending on the size and type. Since regular skylights can be used for venting, venting skylights can be a more expensive regular skylight option. When working with a roofer, you’ll want to let them know what you want out of the skylights for them to prepare an estimate based on your roof that factors in all variables.

Each type of skylight is a viable option, depending on what you want out of it and where you want them installed. Work with your roofer to determine the best possible way to implement skylights in your home to offer ventilation, sunlight and aesthetics. Your roofer will be able to give you a fair estimate when they work on your roof that includes skylight placement and installation.

Skylights can brighten your home, help ventilate and insulate, along with just making some rooms more vibrant. While the cost of skylights will vary from home-to-home, make sure to work with your roofer to determine the overall cost and see whether it’s worth it. It often is.