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Four Great Reasons to Replace Existing Skylights When You Replace a Roof.

Four Great Reasons to Replace Existing Skylights When You Replace a Roof.

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Save Money and Time

During a skylight replacement, a roofer removes the shingles around the skylight to re-flash and seal the window to the roof deck or curb. Therefore, the most ideal cost-efficient time to replace a skylight is when you re-roof and are removing all the old shingles to lay down new ones.

Biggest Promise, Strongest Warranty

VELUX is the only skylight company to implement three layers of protection in our product design, giving you peace of mind against leaks. Our comprehensive, industry-first, No Leak Warranty covers your skylight and its installation against leaks for 10 years*

*VELUX FLASHING REQUIRED.

Improved Energy Efficiency

VELUX continually develops and tests our skylight to ensure we maintain our high standard of design. We offer clean, quiet, safe glass that provides the best balance of daylight and heat control, improving the energy efficiency of your window.

Federal Tax Credit

Go Solar, Save Big!

The sun provides us with more energy in a single hour than the entire world uses in a year. So, why depend on energy from anywhere else? Go Solar with VELUX and see how you can save big, both on your home’s energy efficiency and in your pocket!

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Bring daylight to every room in your home

Bring daylight to every room in your home

Every room in your home deserves to be filled with natural light—even those in the center of your home. We now offer VELUX Sun Tunnel Skylights to improve your home with natural light. Unlike traditional windows, the VELUX Sun Tunnel® Skylight can be installed within an afternoon, making it one of the fastest and most inexpensive ways to transform your home with natural light.

Adding a Sun Tunnel® Skylight is a cost-effective way to add natural light to areas that need a brighter, more vibrant appearance. Their low-profile design creates a sleek appearance on any roofline, and their pre-fabricated light tunnel makes them quick and easy to install. Not to mention, they come with a 20-year tunnel warranty.

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Contact Greenawalt Roofing Company to learn more on how to exchange artificial light for bright, natural light and cut ties with high energy bills!

Call today for your free estimate 717-898-6000!

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Roofing Obstacles

Roofing Obstacles

A roof is something you need to keep the integrity of; to keep your home intact through each season of weather you need the job done right, by the professionals.

Professionals not only know how to approach and work on a roof safely but they are trained in getting around all of those roofing obstacles that many of us have on our roof. Think vents, skylights, chimneys, solar panels and the like, all things that will disrupt the pattern of the roofing material you choose and all things that will need extra attention when it comes to keeping that roof moisture proof.

Vents are an integral part of any house. They allow air in and to circulate around your house all while not allowing rain or snow to enter. There is even a vent on the roof for the sewage line that takes the old used water out of the house. It is on the roof to allow all the pipes the gift of gravity as there is no greater vertical drop on a house than one that originates on the roof.

Whether you have a working fireplace or not, you may have a chimney on your roof. They are obviously needed if you do have a fireplace, but some choose to let the chimney remain after the fireplace is long gone for that cozy cottage-y feel, adding character to the house.

Skylights are another popular obstacle on the roof, especially for those rooms that don’t have big windows or anywhere the homeowner wants more natural light. They instantly brighten any space on the inside but pose a problem on the outside—on the roof—when it comes to roofing around them.

With the push to be more environmentally friendly, solar panels are also popping up on a lot of roofs. They harness the power of the sun and use that to power the house itself. Again, they sit on the roof and have to be handled with care when re-roofing.

Any roofing obstacle will have to have the addition of flashing around it to work with your shingles to get that watertight fit. Greenawalt Roofing knows what they are doing with any and all roofing obstacles that come their way, just another reason why it’s best to give us a call for any job, large or small.