Skylights are a popular and attractive feature in many homes, allowing natural light to stream into the interior and adding an extra dimension to a room. However, when not installed or maintained properly, skylights can become a source of frustration and even damage to your home. One of the most common issues with skylights is leaks.
A leaking skylight can cause a variety of problems, ranging from water damage to the surrounding area to mold growth and structural damage. The causes of skylight leaks can vary, but some of the most common include improper installation, faulty flashing, damaged or worn seals, and improper maintenance.
To prevent skylight leaks, it is important to have your skylight installed by a professional who has experience and knowledge in roofing and skylight installation. This will ensure that the skylight is installed correctly and that proper flashing and sealing methods are used to prevent leaks. Regular maintenance and inspection of the skylight, its seals and flashings are also essential to prevent leaks and extend its lifespan.
If your skylight is already leaking, the first step is to have it inspected by a professional with experience in skylights and tile or slate roofing. If the cause of the leak is a damaged or worn seal, the seal can often be repaired or replaced, but if the problem is more serious, the entire skylight may need to be replaced.
In addition to professional inspection and repair, there are steps you can take to help prevent skylight leaks. These include:
Cleaning the skylight regularly to remove debris and ensure proper drainage
Inspecting the skylight for cracks or damage and having it repaired if necessary
Keeping trees and other vegetation trimmed away from the skylight to prevent damage
Making sure the roof and flashing around the skylight are in good condition and free of damage
By taking these steps and having your skylight inspected and maintained regularly, you can help prevent leaks and ensure that your skylight continues to provide natural light and beauty to your home for years to come.
In conclusion, leaking skylights can cause serious problems and damage to your home, so it is important to take steps to prevent them. Proper installation, regular maintenance and inspection, and quick repairs when necessary will help ensure that your skylight remains a functional and attractive feature in your home.
For over 20 years Marley Roof Repair has been installing and servicing skylights on Concrete, slate and tile roofs. We're experts in the servicing and maintenance required to keep your skylights in tip top condition. When it comes time to replace or upgrade we're your #1 choice for the work.
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