Catalina Skylight's Process
Replace your problem skylight in 3 easy steps
Step 1: Contact Us here
We are here for all of your Skylight and Solar Tube needs, whether you have a leaking skylight, broken dome, or are just looking to brighten your home with a new installation. If you live in the greater Tucson metropolitan area, just fill out the contact form or give us a call, and one of our skylight specialists will take care of you today!
Step 2: Your free in-home consultation
A Catalina Skylight professional will come to your home and inspect your existing skylight and the surrounding roof system, including the overall installation of the skylight lens, curb, and flashing. Once we have determined the state of your current roof and skylight(s), as well as your desired light outcome, we will quickly provide you with a quote for a repair or new skylight, providing the best long-term solution in our expert opinion.
Step 3: New Installation or Repair
Installation-If the Skylight or Solar Tube is in stock, we can schedule your installation immediately. If the replacement skylight is a custom size, the skylight will be placed on order and we will confirm the installation date once your unit(s) have been built. Every new installation comes with a leak-free skylight or solar tube with a full waterproof warranty.
Repair- Most Skylight repairs can be completed within 4 hours of the repair team’s arrival on-site, and our professionals will ensure the work is done right and water-tight.
Why use Skylights and Solar Light Tubes for your next repair, replacement, or new install?
Skylights are a specialty trade in the construction industry, and it takes years of hands-on experience to properly diagnose and fix problematic skylights. Our team of professionals has over 50 years of combined experience installing and repairing skylights and solar light tubes, and we put that knowledge to work for you. Don’t trust anyone to repair, replace or install your new skylight or solar tube except the professionals at Skylight and Solar Light Tubes.
Things to consider for your new skylight installation
Most importantly, what kind of skylight do you want? Although the size and the pitch of your roof can narrow down construction parameters, we offer many design options for you to choose from. Do you want a glass skylight where you can look out and see the sky, or a dome with a translucent finish that diffuses the light? If energy efficiency is a concern, we can provide high-end glass that has been tinted to block UV light. or install a venting skylight to help circulate hot air trapped in your ceiling.
The type and condition of your roof can affect the installation of a skylight-from design choices to lead times, from the scope of work and pricing. The pitch is the first thing to consider about your roof, and varies from a flat to pitched design. Flat roofs require skylights that are designed with a pitch to help water runoff, just as steep roofs may have additional costs for safety precautions like scaffolding and increased man-power. The material used in your roof’s construction can also affect the price of a project – cutting and notching a decorative Spanish tile roof is more labor intensive than installing a skylight on a roof with asphalt shingles.
Determining the location of the skylight is strongly dependent upon the framing of your roof, as some structural roof beams are critical to the support of your home, and cannot be cut to fit a skylight. During our free in-home consultation, our team of professionals will inspect the attic and framing of your roof to determine the ideal location for your new skylight.
What size skylight is right for my home? The size of your new skylight(s) depends on several factors such as the size of the room and how much light you are seeking to brighten it up. Typically, the larger the skylight, the more light it lets in. Small rooms like a walk-in closet or pantry can be sufficiently lit with a solar tube, while larger or darker rooms require traditional skylights. Together, we will evaluate all relevant factors, such as the space between your ceiling and roof rafters to determine the right size of skylight to fit your home perfectly!
The type of ceiling you have affects your skylight(s) and installation choices as well – Is your ceiling drywall or plaster? Is it flat or a cathedral ceiling? Is there attic space above the room? These are all important factors to consider when installing your new skylight.
For example: Installing a skylight in a cathedral ceiling with a tongue and groove roof deck and exposed beams is much simpler than a room with drywall or plaster walls and attic space above, as a skylight chute must be constructed and finished.