A skylight installation happens in two phases: rooftop and interior. Depending on the circumstances such as roof pitch, interior light shaft depth and shape and weather. The rooftop portion of the installation includes cutting the hole and fastening the skylight to the roof with the three layers of protection found in No Leak Skylights.
The interior portion of the installation, includes drywall and painting. The type of ceiling in your home – vaulted or flat – will also affect the amount of time it takes to complete the interior portion of the installation.
Flat ceilings require more drywall work than vaulted ceilings. If you have a flat ceiling, your installer will use drywall to build a shaft from the skylight to direct the daylight into the room. Your installer will paint the light shaft to match the surrounding ceiling area.
Installers will make every effort to protect your home’s interior from dust and other installation debris. Often they will construct a curtain of plastic sheeting around the space in your ceiling where the skylight will be installed to contain dust.