Can I Install a Skylight With a Metal Roof?

skylightThe professionals at FBI Metal Roofing have the answer—skylights! Metal roofs are a great way to add beauty and value to your home. But can you install a skylight on a metal roof? Looking for a way to add natural light and ventilation to your home? A skylight is a great option! But if you have a metal roof, you may be wondering if it’s possible to install a skylight. The answer is yes! FBI Roofing in New Hampshire can help you install a skylight that will work with your metal roof. We specialize in metal roofing and skylights, and we can help you choose the right skylight for your needs. Metal roofing, siding, and buildings are low-maintenance, but they still require some care. This guide will show you how to inspect, clean, and seal your metal system so that it looks great and lasts for years.

With a certified FBI Metal Roofing specialist, you can rest assured that your skylight installation will be performed with precision and skill. Their team of experienced installers will discuss the best location for your skylight, to ensure proper insulation while allowing for optimal light entry. They use only the highest quality of materials, guaranteeing that your skylight will withstand the toughest of New Hampshire’s weather conditions. With a timeless look and longer lifespan than traditional roofs, installing a skylight on your metal roof is an ideal choice that will last for years to come.


Skylights are becoming increasingly popular across the home – and with good reason. Natural light can reduce energy bills, make a space feel more open and inviting, and even help improve air quality. If you’re considering adding a skylight to your home, there are several types to choose from, each with unique benefits. Understanding the differences between the options available can help you make an informed decision about which is right for you.

Electric Skylights Electric skylights are an increasingly popular option because of their convenience and ability to offer maximum light control. With the simple touch of a button, you can open and close the skylight as needed, or even automate it with a timer. Many electric skylights can also be equipped with blackout blinds, allowing you to darken the room on bright afternoons or during the night.

Manual Skylights Manual skylights are typically less expensive to install and provide a classic, timeless look with their framing and operable crank handle. However, manual skylights do not offer the added convenience and light control of electric models.

Solar-Powered Skylights are a type of lighting system that uses the natural energy of the sun to provide illumination in interior spaces. These skylights are comprised of energy-collecting solar panels mounted on a rooftop and integrated into the interior lighting of a home or building, using the collected energy to provide illumination during the day. Solar-powered skylights are an efficient, environmentally friendly lighting option that can help reduce energy consumption and costs, while providing comfortable and healthy lighting. The technology has improved in recent years, allowing these skylights to be installed with a variety of ways to control how much light is let in and how often it is used. Additionally, the energy collected by the solar panels can be stored for use at night, making solar-powered skylights an adaptable option for indoor illumination.


Can skylights be added to any home?

Yes, skylights can be added to any home, provided that there is access to the roof and there are no major considerations such as weight or structure issues.

Do skylights require maintenance?

Skylights do require occasional maintenance. This can include cleaning the glazing, screening, and paint, and periodically inspecting and sealing the skylight’s frame and joints.

Do skylights need to be insulated?

Yes, skylights need to be insulated in order to prevent heat loss in the winter and to minimize condensation in the indoor environment. Installing an additional layer of insulation around the skylight will help to ensure this.

Can the Sunlight from a Skylight Affect My HVAC Costs?

Yes. A skylight can let in additional sunlight, which can increase the temperature in the room, leading to your HVAC system working harder to keep your home at the desired temperature.

This can in turn lead to an increase in energy costs. To reduce the impact on your HVAC costs, consider installing blinds or shutters for the skylight to help control the amount of sunlight entering the room. Installing a skylight with a high UV-resistant rating may also help reduce the amount of sunlight entering the room and can help reduce energy costs.

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How is a Skylight Installed on a Metal Roof?

When installing a skylight on a metal roof, there are a number of steps to take:

  1. Measure the roof’s pitch and determine the type of skylight that is best for the roof.
  2. Make sure the metal roof has enough structural strength to hold a skylight securely by attaching it to the roof framing.
  3. Cut the metal roof’s existing surface with a reciprocating saw or rotary cut-off saw to make way for the skylight’s opening.
  4. Place a skylight curb or frame around the skylight opening.
  5. Measure the opening and install the skylight, using caulk and roof flashing for a weatherproof seal.
  6. Install skylight flashing to further secure the skylight.
  7. Finish by cleaning up any mess and covering the skylight in roofing material such as shingles or metal.

Can I Install a Skylight on My Existing Metal Roof?

Yes, you can install a skylight onto your existing metal roof. However, you will need to hire a professional roofer to do it. The roofer must take into account factors such as the type and construction of the metal roof and the structure below it to ensure proper installation. In some cases, additional metal flashing may be required. Additionally, sealants and other roofing products must be used to ensure a watertight seal.


FBI Metal Roofing in New Hampshire offers the best metal roofing solutions to protect your home & family from the elements. We use high-quality materials and workmanship, and we offer a variety of styles and colors to choose from. CALL (603) 286-4414.

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