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What's the difference between a roof window and a skylight?

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Roof windows are designed to be accessed easily and can serve as emergency exits if necessary. They can also open up to a 45 degree angle, allowing fresh air to enter a room. Skylights, on the other hand, often cannot be opened at all and are much less easily accessed, meaning they cannot be used as an emergency exit. Hope this helped.

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  3. Choose the type and size of skylight you want to buy. There are factory built and site built units. Factory built skylights are the way you want to go. Factory built skylights will seal to your roof better and offer more protection from severe weather. Purchase it from a website or store.
  4. Remove the old skylight by pulling back the roofing area where the current skylight is set. Use a prybar. Remove any mounting brackets present and take off the skylight. This will expose the hole for the new skylight.
  5. Observe existing roof or attic shafts. These are for the new skylight.
  6. Attach new mounting hardware and insert the new skylight. Make certain you read through the manufacturer's instructions, particularly where it pertains to flashing requirements. Installation instructions will vary widely, depending on the style and brand of skylight you selected. Caulk around the entire base of the skylight. Make sure you have not disturbed anything on the roof (such as shingles) that needs your immediate attention.
  7. Insure that there are no problems where the skylight comes inside the house. Take care of any problems with the ceiling view at this time. Check for leaks and loose connections. Assuming all is well, enjoy your new skylight!
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