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How to Install an Electric Skylight

Natural light from above is a beautiful enhancement to any home. This project will walk you through the complete process of installing your own electric skylight.

  • Time

  • Price Range

  • Easy/Moderate

    Hard

An electric skylight will enhance your home with both beauty and function, and offers the added convenience of an open-and-close switch.

Learn how to install an electric skylight with these four sets of instructions:

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  • Time

    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate to Hard

How to Cut a Ceiling Opening for a Skylight

Step-by-step instructions for cutting an opening in the ceiling to install a skylight.

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  • Time

    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $1,000 - $2,500

  • Easy/Moderate

    Hard

How to Cut a Roof Opening for a Skylight

These instructions will walk you through the process of cutting a roof opening to install a skylight.

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  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate to Hard

How to Connect an Electric Skylight

Follow these step-by-step instructions to connect the wiring for an electric skylight.

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