Skylight Installation and Repair Costs: Here’s What You Should Know

Skylights are becoming increasingly sought after in both new homes and remodels because of their ability to bring in more natural light and improve the aesthetics of a building. Before you install a new skylight or repair an existing one, you’ll need an idea of how much you can expect to pay for the service.

Here’s a quick overview of skylight installation and repair costs and the factors that influence them. This will help you plan for your skylight project with a clear understanding of the costs involved.

How much does it cost to install a skylight?

It’s difficult to give an average price for skylight installation because it depends on a wide range of factors. You may pay anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000.

Factors that influence the cost of new skylight installation include:

  • Size: Labor prices are typically the most volatile cost, and these prices will be significantly influenced by the size of the window being installed. The larger the window, the more work it will be and, thus, the more it will cost you to install. Determining the right size can be a challenge; you should consider factors such as available space, the amount of light you want to bring in and the potential for air escaping or water leaking and how you will avoid those issues.
  • Electricity: Some skylights use vents with remote controls. If you get such a skylight for your home, this will add extra costs due to the necessary electrical work that would require a licensed professional.
  • Materials: The materials and specific type of skylight you install will influence the cost.
  • Location: Where you live plays a big role in material and labor costs. Some parts of the country simply have higher construction costs than others.
  • Other factors: Any other factors that might make the job more or less difficult will also influence costs for installation.

How much does it cost to repair a skylight?

Typically, repair and replacement costs range from $900 to $2,300. Repairs could encompass anything from resealing the skylight to prevent air and water leakage to fully replacing the glass or entire window system. This means the cost you can expect to pay will depend largely on what the repair will entail.

Consider the size, type, materials, features and quality of finishes with the skylight. Many of the same factors described above for installation will also affect the costs of repairs or replacement. You’ll also need to consider the existing roof opening and the structural condition of the roof when you pull out the existing skylight.

You can avoid premature replacement of a skylight by staying on top of preventative maintenance. Maintenance tasks might include resealing the window, regularly inspecting the condition of the surrounding structure and patching small cracks if they form in the glass.

Want to know more about skylight installation and repair costs and how much you can expect to pay in a given situation? Contact us at Winter Springs Roofing & Repair with any questions you have for our team.

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