June 14, 2024

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How to Prevent Skylight Leaks

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Skylights can be a great addition to any home. They provide better ventilation, reduce energy costs and add beauty to the space. Skylights can leak, which is one of the greatest challenges.

This is especially true if the installation needed to be done correctly or contains poor-quality materials. Skylight owners have many leak prevention options.

ROUTINE MAINTENANCE & INSPECTION

It’s easy for people to forget that the skylight exists once it’s been installed. Skylights, like all windows, require regular maintenance. Otherwise, they could become too damaged.

The homeowner should inspect the skylight thoroughly to ensure that there are no signs of wear.

If the skylight has not started leaking, it could be because of cracks, holes, or broken seals.

This inspection involves checking the skylight from outside and possibly climbing up onto the roof.

It is often better to have a professional roofer inspect the skylight than to try to do it yourself.

PROPER VENTILATION

Leakage of skylights and other problems can be caused by excessive humidity in the home. Condensation can also form around windows and mirrors due to humidity.

A well-ventilated room is the best way to prevent leaks. This is especially important in areas where humidity levels are high all year. Remember that humidity can cause skylight frames’ distortion over time.

FIXING THE SEAL

Skylight leaks can sometimes be prevented by homeowners simply sealing around the edges of their windows.

You can find 100% silicone caulking seals in most home improvement shops. This allows homeowners to do the job themselves.

Skylight leaks can be prevented by repairing the damaged seal. It’s important to note that your skylight may need to be resealed more than once.

REPAIRS TO SKYLIGHTS

Sometimes, the skylight needs professional repair. This is especially true if there are already leaks. The roofing expert can help homeowners find hidden damage and provide long-lasting solutions after they exhaust all other options.

Maybe there’s a crack in the glass, or the skylight requires commercial-grade caulking.

SKYLIGHT REINSTALLATION

Most professionals are unable to fix a leaking skylight. Skylight replacement may be necessary for homeowners due to roof damage, improper installation, damaged flashing, and roof damage.

Finding a trustworthy roofing company that can complete the job correctly is the challenge. Don’t be afraid to ask for the best.

EXCELLENT CONDITION OF THE SKYLIGHT AND HOME DRYING

It is difficult, expensive, and inconvenient to replace a skylight that was installed incorrectly.

Leakage around the skylight can cause serious discomfort and other problems. Routine maintenance is important and includes continuous ventilation and sealing the edges.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing, the premier Largo Roofing Contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF, and an achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.