Investing in a skylight for your home is definitely a good idea. Apart from improving the aesthetic value of your home, skylights also have several benefits that make installing them cost-effective. Skylights give sunlight access to your home, which in turn helps you save costs on energy. They can also improve the air quality in your house, as well as make your room seem bigger than it actually is.
HOWEVER, LIKE OTHER HOUSEHOLD FEATURES, SKYLIGHTS CAN ALSO BE VULNERABLE TO DAMAGE. AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE THAT SOMETHING IS AMISS WITH YOUR SKYLIGHTS, IT WOULD BE WISE TO CONTACT AASTRO ROOFING IMMEDIATELY.
DIAGNOSING SKYLIGHT DAMAGES WITH AASTRO ROOFING
Although skylights are built to withstand impact and damages from outside elements, they are not completely impervious. Here are some of the problems that you might encounter if your skylight has been damaged by external elements:
Skylight leaks are the most common problems seen in residential skylight roofing repairs. Leaks can be quite damaging, as they might give way to much more significant damage not just to your skylights, but to your whole roofing system as well.
The first thing that you have to do when there is a leak is to identify the source of the leak. Afterward, contact your trusted roofing company and let them deal with the issue effectively.
Broken panes usually appear after a storm. When heavy objects hit your roof, the window panes and the glass of your skylights are often a susceptible target. If your skylight’s pane has been broken, repairmen usually take out the entire window instead of just focusing on the window pane. In some cases, it might be easier for you to get a whole skylight window instead of replacing only the window pane.
FAULTY SKYLIGHT MECHANISM
If you chose to install skylights which can be opened and closed, your skylight can be vulnerable to problems with the mechanism itself. This is especially true for remote-controlled mechanisms and manual, hand-operated cranks. If you find it difficult to open and close your skylight, it is time to the hire roofing experts from Aastro Roofing to repair your mechanism and make it work again.
If your skylight’s window has been badly damaged, or if the seal around your skylight has been impaired, it might be the time to call your trusted roofing company. Your roofing company will determine if your skylight can be repaired, or if you’re better off with purchasing a new one for your property.
These are just some of the damages that your skylight can have due to extreme weather, debris, and even time. If you see any of these issues, it would be wisest to approach a trust-worthy roofing company like Aastro Roofing. Call us today to schedule a roof inspection.
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