DIY Sun Tunnel Tips

DIY sun tunnelSun tunnels make perfect lighting in the house. If appropriately installed, then it can illuminate the entire room and help save money on utility bills. Many families have already got them installed. You can also have the sun tunnels in your house and reap the benefit of natural sunlight. Here is a step by step guide for installing tubular skylights.

  1. Select the location of the tunnel. The site of the tunnel should be set where the roof gets the maximum sunlight. You can have reflectors installed in the tunnel for navigating the sunlight to the chosen area or room. Remember, you will be working altogether from the roof to the attics and the room. The room you select to lighten up should not be far from the attic; otherwise, the tunnel may make the room look messy.
  2. Install flashing by cutting the opening on the desired location on the roof. Secure the flashing under roof shingles. And attach the dome to flashing.
  3. Measure the required length of the light pipe and cut it with tin snips. Secure the light pipes with screws and insulation tape.
  4. Use a drywall saw to cut a hole in the ceiling in the desired location of the room that you want to have natural lighting. Attach ceiling collar to the light pipe and attach polycarbonate lenses. Place the diffuser into the trim ring and secure the trim ring into place.

Now, your house is ready to enjoy natural sunlight. The tubular skylight is one addition that you can make in your home and save money. It does not cost much to have them installed and is eco-friendly. Upgrading your house to a tubular skylight can also improve on the aesthetics of the home. It is easy to install, but remember that it is very important to get help from solar professionals to prevent any expensive damage to your roof.