Skylights are a great way to get more natural light into your home. However, they can pose some challenges when it comes to roofing, especially if they were installed improperly. The type of skylight and the angle of the roof where it is installed also affect whether you will have issues with your roof around your skylight. Roofing contractors often deal with skylight-related repairs.
Here are three signs that indicate that your skylights need repairs.
If a skylight is properly installed, sealed, and insulated, the room that it is in should not be any colder than the other rooms in your house. When a room with a skylight is noticeably colder, the skylight could be responsible. Often, you will hear a draft before you feel it, especially if it’s coming from an overhead source like a skylight. If you hear the wind whistling through your skylights, it may be time to call someone to check them out.
If you have a major leak in your skylight, you’ll notice it pretty quickly. But if the leak is smaller and seeps rather than drips, it can take a little longer for it to become noticeable. After a while, you will be able to see the water damage. It could look like a damp spot or water stain, or the paint around the skylight could flake or bubble. In some cases, you could even have mold or mildew growth.
The most obvious sign that you need to repair a skylight is that the glass itself is cracked. If you notice a crack in your skylight, you should have it repaired right away. Water can get in the crack, freeze, expand, and break the skylight if you do not repair it quickly.
Roofing Contractors and Skylight Installers
To ensure that your skylights are correctly installed in your roof, you want to hire roofing contractors that are also experienced skylight installers. At Pro Exteriors, we are certified Velux® installers, so you know you are getting both good work and a quality product. We also have discounts available for certain skylight replacements.
If you need reliable and experienced roofing contractors, you need Pro Exteriors. Contact us at 203-909-8075 for a quote.