Skylights can enhance any space – be it your bedroom or bathroom – by providing extra natural light without compromising your privacy. Sadly, they don’t last forever.
If it’s been quite some time since you got your skylight installed, it may be showing signs of wear and tear or it may just look old and unappealing. If left unaddressed, these signs can cause serious damage to your roof, forcing you to spend a small fortune in roof repairs.
But you can do something about this! Get your skylight repaired by our licensed skylight contractors.
How can you tell if it’s time to call the professionals for home skylight repair? Glad you asked. Here is a list of the most common and obvious ways to tell if your skylight needs fixing.
Can you spot any cracks in the skylight’s glass or around the insert? Cracks in or around the skylight can cause rainwater as well as all sorts of bugs to get inside your home. Call skylight repair professionals if you notice any fissures or gaps surrounding your skylight.
It’s not easy to tell whether there’s a draft getting in through a skylight, but if you notice it, you should get it checked. Because if your skylight is letting the draft in, it is also letting the cool air (courtesy of your air conditioner) out.
Do you notice condensation on and/or around your skylight? If yes, it is a clear indicator that the sealant around the skylight is damaged.
There’s probably a leak somewhere that can jeopardize the integrity of your roof if not repaired. Unless you want to replace your entire roof in the (very) near future, you need to call in the roofing professionals to have it checked and fixed.
If there’s a leak in your roof and the water is seeping through your skylight, it will result in very visible discoloration around the skylight. This can lead to heavy roof damage if not repaired as soon as possible.
Learn About Spotting a Leak Here
When rainwater starts to accumulate and drip onto the furniture or floor located below your skylight, it’s time to call in the skylight leak repair experts.
There are a lot of factors that can result in a leaking skylight, including bad weather, damaged flashing (metal surrounding the skylight), damaged roof cement, and even a bad installation job.
Even though there are no quick-fix options in the market, the best long-lasting solution is to contact a qualified and experienced roofer to repair your damaged skylight.
If you’re having problems with your skylight, call the Aastro Roofing specialists to inspect it, find the issue, and provide a solution that suits your needs.
With over 30 years of experience in roof construction, installation, and repair, we know a thing or two about providing high-quality solutions with a limited budget. Leaking or broken skylights can lead to significant damage to your home and should never be treated as DIY projects.
Smart homeowners know that good roofing keeps your home safe from a variety of weather damages. However, even a high-quality roof only goes so far when fighting the inclement weather. Without proper routine maintenance, it can sustain a lot of damage.
If you are not happy with the quality of your roofing, you should consider replacing your roof with a better and more durable one. But if you already spent a small fortune on your roofing and just want to add weatherproof tiles for your roof, here’s a list of features every weatherproof roof must have.
Whether you live in Florida or elsewhere, insulating your roof is one of the best things you can do to weatherproof it. It’s a suitable investment for any home.
Many underestimate the importance of insulating their attics as a way to weatherproof their roofs, but it can make a real difference.
Installing superlative insulation in your loft or attic area will keep the heat or cool air (depending on the weather) inside your home and away from your roof. It will keep the cooling and heating costs down while ensuring you are always comfortable inside your home regardless of the weather outside.
Once you insulate your roof, make sure you do a spot check every spring and fall to keep an eye on any gaps or cracks that could allow the outside air in. If you’re not sure how to look for the cracks in your roof, call an Aastro Roofing contractor to do a thorough assessment for free!
Most roofers choose tar paper when it comes to roof underlayment installations because it’s inexpensive and easy to put on. But that doesn’t mean it is the best option for your property.
If you are having a new roof installed, consider the waterproof peel and stick (instead of tar paper) as it is way more durable and resistant to strong winds.
Ideally, if you want a truly hurricane-proof roof, you should go with this underlayment installation all over your home.
But we understand it’s more expensive than regular tar paper, so maybe you can use the peel and stick in small sections, like around roof edges to protect against strong wind or ice buildup. It will be more affordable that way and offer you maximum protection.
Your home gutters help redirect water so it doesn’t accumulate in the lower levels and cause damage to your property. If gutters aren’t maintained regularly, they can get clogged and give rise to various issues, especially if you live in an area with many trees.
Consider installing gutter guards to keep leaves, dirt, and other debris away from the gutters and let the water flow freely. If you are thinking of rain proofing your home, gutter guards are kind of non-negotiable.
As South Florida natives ourselves, we know the weather here is full of surprises. It can be bright and sunny one moment and a high-wind thunderstorm the next. But Florida’s moody weather patterns don’t have to cause damage to your roofing.
It’s a wise idea to weatherproof your property before the next storm hits. And according to the National Hurricane Center, Florida is in for some heavy rainfall and powerful storms this year.
When you hire Aastro Roofing, you are not just hiring a technician – you are working with a partner to keep your home and your family safe. Our locally based crew is well trained and licensed to ensure every roofing job is done to the highest possible standard.
Imagine this totally believable scenario: a wind storm hits your town and blows a few shingles off your roof to the high heavens. An enterprising individual who’s making the rounds of the neighborhood looking for an easy job notices your damaged roof and offers to fix it for a very attractive price. This is why you should never get unlicensed roofing work.
You agree because a penny saved is a penny earned. So, he takes care of your roof in the dreaded Florida heat and leaves. Everything sounds great, right?
Actually, no. The man was an unlicensed “worker” who has now put you at the risk of some pretty unsavory possibilities. Here’s why you should never hire an unlicensed roofing contractor regardless of how genuinely nice and thoughtful they seem:
In many states, including Florida, you can face fines of up to $5,000 if the authorities find out you knowingly hired an unlicensed roofer.
Furthermore, you may not be allowed to sue the repairman for any damages caused by their workmanship. The only thing you’d be able to do is to file a civil lawsuit that could drag on for years and you might never get your money back.
On the other hand, if you work with a licensed roofing company like Aastro Roofing, you can easily call the company’s licensing agency to help you in case there is a dispute. As long as your roofer is licensed, it’s guaranteed that you’ll be able to recover any monetary losses caused by a poor roofing job.
This is pretty straightforward. If a roofer doesn’t have the necessary license, it’s possible that they may have never learned the skills to repair a roof. Poor workmanship on your roof can create bigger problems than missing shingles.
For example, the worker may have deliberately overlooked leaks to get the job done as soon as possible. This means you will be forced to spend a small fortune on expensive roof repairs in the future.
An unlicensed roofer simply doesn’t have the same incentive to do a quality job because it’s more convenient for them to get away with providing poor work and minimal service. Why? Because as we mentioned above, you have limited legal options against them.
This is just how it is.
The majority of roofing parts manufacturers offer warranties but all of these warranties require that the roofing contractor follows proper procedure. If you hire an unlicensed technician, the manufacturer will have grounds to refuse to cover the costs of any replacements you request.
Nearly all unlicensed repair workers don’t have insurance because insurance companies generally ask for a license first.
Since workers’ compensation and liability insurance is expensive, most unlicensed contractors don’t carry it. So, if the roofer has an accident on your property, you’ll likely be held responsible for paying for their medical bills.
Also, if the unlicensed roofing technician damages your roof and refuses to repair it, you’ll have to pay for those damages out of your own pocket.
When it comes to home improvement and maintenance, the cheapest options are not always the safest options.
Hiring a licensed Aastro Roofing contractor may cost you a bit more, but it will be a long-term investment that will eventually save you a lot of time and hassle. Our licensed contractors have put in the time to obtain the proper permits and licenses after passing the licensure test from authorized government offices.
Since one mistake on our part can result in the loss of our license, we take responsibility if something goes wrong.
You can trust the Aastro Roofing experts to stay with you until your home maintenance project is completed and you are satisfied. Contact us at (786) 870-4735 to contact our A+ rated roofers in Florida.