Are you planning a roof replacement soon? A metal roof is a great option for Pacific Northwest residents looking for a durable, long-lasting roofing option for their homes or businesses. Are you asking yourself: Can you put a skylight on a metal roof? Well, we have good news.

Skylights are a beautiful way to bring natural light into your home and installing them on a metal roof is a popular way of customizing the space.

However, you will need to plan for skylights before the roof goes on, as it can be more difficult and costly to add them after the fact.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind when deciding to put skylights in a metal roof.

#1: Know what type of skylights work best with metal roofs.

Curb mounted and deck mounted skylights are compatible with metal roofs. Make sure you talk to our experts at Mountaintop Metal Roofing about what types of metal roof panels to use. This will help you determine which flashing systems and skylights will work best for your home.

#2: Install the skylights during the roof replacement.

Installing skylights at the same time as your metal roof is key. Without the right mounting and installation, the skylight could allow water to leak into the seams. This could be a very expensive fix. That’s why it is important to hire our experienced team of metal roofing experts at Mountaintop Metal Roofing. This ensures that the job is done right the first time and you can have peace of mind.

#3: Skylights can bolster energy efficiency.

Want to reduce energy loss and your electricity costs? Natural light via roofing skylights is one way to do that. Adding skylights — properly installed, regardless of the brand of skylights (Velux, CrystaLite, etc., on optimal areas of the roof (apex, curb-mounted skylights, flashing kits) — can reduce your carbon footprint because you won’t need to rely on artificial lights.

Of course, saving energy is not only good for the environment, but it also helps you save money on your monthly utility bill.

We suggest having a skylight installer and your roofing contractor examine your roof prior to making any decisions about your roof. Metal roofing lasts a lifetime — and then some, so be sure to have your metal roof installed by the experts at Mountaintop Metal Roofing.

Skylights are the perfect way to bring in the beautiful Pacific Northwest light and can brighten up your space, even on the darkest winter day. When combined with a new, energy-efficient metal roofing system, you will be set for many years to come.

Please contact our team today to get a free quote on your roof replacement project. We use only high-quality products and roofing materials for our roofing installations. And we work on all types of roofing.