Installing skylights in your home is not rocket surgery. I just installed my second Velux skylight and did it without unnecessary damage to the house, injuring myself or our cat. And if I can do it – you can do it too!
I put the first skylight went into our kitchen and that brightened things up nicely.
How To Select A Velux Tubular Skylight
3. If all is well and you can fit a skylight into area, then measure the distance from that marker to the top of the roof. The length of the reflective sun tunnel will need to be longer than the roof to the bottom of the interior ceiling. The Velux Skylight I used had 8 ft. and NO MORE. Order the right size, right length skylight and don't cut yourself short!
Start by making sure the weather in on your side. The box listed the tools needed. I would add to that goggles, a bandana or something to keep the sweat out of your eyes, gloves, knee pads, and a breathing mask especially if you have to maneuver around blown insulation. The instructions that came with the skylight were easy to follow, but in a nutshell, here's how I tackled my skylight installation:
2. I climbed on the roof with the needed skylight materials and tools and located the screw. Then I used a bright orange chalk pencil and marked where I would cut a circular hole in the roof. I made my hole with the sawsall and let the piece just fall into the crawlspace. I think the instructions state to make the ceiling hole first, but I found this way to be less messy.
4. I went back up to the roof and attached the hood section of the skylight. Don't be stingy with the roof sealant. Goop it good to prevent any leaks!
5. Next is to feed the flexible sun tunnel down through the top and fastened it tight before securing the clear hard plastic top.