Having skylights in your home is a great investment and adds so much to your home’s environment.  Skylights are definitely a worthwhile addition!  But what happens when Skylights go Bad?  The collateral damage from an improperly installed skylight or an old, worn out skylight can be huge and very costly.  So, how do we avoid these pitfalls to skylight ownership? First and absolutely foremost, HIRE A SKYLIGHT PROFESSIONAL!

I’m here to tell you: All contractors are NOT created equal.  Most have a specialty and I highly recommend hiring people within that specialty.  Skylights are a very specialized specialty!  Stick with people who know their stuff, have a history in the industry and offer the warranty to go along with it!  Finding that contractor is not as hard as you might think.  For example, San Diego is a very large city and yet there are only a handful of skylight contractors.

Don’t be afraid of skylights!  They are great when done right.  They can add an entirely new dimension and brightness to your home.  Upgrading an old skylight can “shed new light” on an ugly problem.  The pictures here demonstrate exactly that!   Get those skylights!  Just… HIRE A PROFESSIONAL!

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Before and After….

Here Comes the Sun!

I’m really excited to start my new blog for The HiLite Group! After considering several ideas, I ultimately decided to start with a pretty simple, introductory topic. I guess it’s because I always feel really magical when Springtime is here — even in San Diego where we are blessed with pretty amazing weather.  It is one of those times when I start looking around to see what “projects” I can come up with.  So, I invite you to look at the projects you might be considering around the house. Here’s an investigation you can conduct to find that project.  Walk around the house during the daytime.  What rooms required you to turn on the lights.  You now have a great project!  Skylights! (Of course!)Talia tubes

Skylights come in a number of sizes and styles.  They can be simple or extravagant. They can be traditional or tubular.  Whatever style suits you, natural light offers tremendous benefits.  No longer will you turn on the light in a room during the daytime, therefore saving energy costs.  No longer will you turn on the light because it just feels dark and dingy in the room, therefore making you feel brighter AND still saving energy costs.  The truth is you can add a whole new experience in your home with the addition of natural light.

Skylights’ costs vary — the more elaborate, the more expensive (obviously).  Traditional skylights cost more than tubular skylights because they are much more labor intensive.  Tubular skylights are an incredibly economical way to go — in most cases you could light up 4 different areas for the price of one traditional skylight. It all comes down to what you’Talia Skylightsre trying to accomplish in each room.  Use tubes in the bathrooms, hallways and closets and add a beautifully designed skylight in your living room.  The options are as diverse as your imagination.The bottom line is:  Stop living in the dark.  Let the sunshine in!