SIG Skylights - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Do SIG Skylights leak?
No, they do not! Properly installed, they will not leak. The skylight frames are solid welded all the way around, so water cannot penetrate. They have the widest flange in the industry (4-5/8 inches) which allows for the best seal. Once they are fastened to the roof, they should be sealed and then covered with roofing material like any other protrusion through the roof. We recommend you or your roofer or builder review the installation instructions.
Why should I install a skylight in my home or business – what is the benefit?
Many reasons; they are personal and individual to your situation. A skylight will certainly increase the light in your home – during the day and even during the night! You can see the sky, which can be very calming and beautiful. Skylights add architectural interest and beauty to a home. (take a look at our Portfolio page). They can provide ventilation. If fresh air is desired, an operable skylight with an installed screen is available.
Can I install the skylight myself?
Sure, if you are a do‐it‐yourself‐er. Our self-flashing, deck mount skylights are relatively simple to install. Besides standard roofing tools and materials, there is nothing else to buy to install one – no complicated flashing kit is necessary. Review the installation instructions to get an idea how easy it is.
Will SIG install the skylights for me?
We are a manufacturer; we do not install them ourselves. However, just contact us through phone or email (see our Contact page) and we can suggest someone who can install them for you.
Why should I buy glass instead of plastic skylights?
That is an easy one! Glass is clear and will always be. Our skylights have energy‐efficient double walled insulated glass which will keep more heat and air conditioning inside your home. All plastic degrades with UV from the sun, causing hazy skylights with even lower visibility as they age. And speaking of aging, plastic gets brittle and can crack and scratch much more easily than glass. Our skylights are made of strong, safe, tempered glass with a slight tint to reduce solar heat gain and UV damage and maintain beautiful visibility.
Will the SIG skylight rot from moisture like my old skylight did?
Definitely not! SIG skylights are constructed with a frame and cover of solid welded aluminum. There is no wood to rot! (We do provide wood trim for decorative purposes only, but that is on the interior of the home). These skylights are extremely durable, and will remain intact and beautiful for many years.
Are the skylights locally made or imported?
Made in Georgia, USA! They are assembled in Atlanta by an experienced and dedicated staff. The frames are welded in our satellite facility in Ball Ground, Georgia. The insulated glass units are sourced from our glass suppliers in Georgia. The company is American family-owned and has been in business since 1975.
Is there a warranty? For how long?
The skylight frames have replacement guarantee for the lifetime of the installation. (Details, click here). If a skylight is defective in any way, we will replace it. The glass seal is warranted for 5 years. If the glass ever does fail on our deck mount skylights, it can be easily replaced without removing the skylight. See our Glass Replacement page.