Most Common Skylight Issues and What to Watch For
Having a skylight for your Jacksonville home is a great way to bring more natural light into the home or have a lovely view of the night sky. However, the work that goes into installing this feature into your roof has to be carried out correctly, or else you will end up with serious problems.
It certainly doesn't help that skylight issues are even more of a burden because this aspect of your home is difficult to access. So here are a few things that you should know about skylights:
- The top reason for leaks is related to the flashing. Inferior material, improper installation or damage to flashing are all reasons your flashing may end up allowing leaks to occur. Since these leaks and the resulting damage are not always easy to spot, it is a good idea to have your roof and skylight checked at least once a year.
- Glass skylights offer the best views, especially over time as plastic can become cloudy looking. However, glass is also more likely to crack. Shatter-resistant plastic is less susceptible to cracks and breaks, and is lightweight and more cost-effective.
- If your skylight has the ability to open a few inches to allow for better air circulation there may be a problem with the gears at some point. Anything that has a mechanical element runs the risk of having problems, be it the motors or the gears. If you notice even resistance to opening, contact a professional right away.
Get the Help You Need
Of course, there are other issues that can arise. What matters most is that you have pros you can call on for this type of service.
The experts at Benton Integrity Roofing Systems are ready, willing and more than capable of providing you with the quality of service that you need. Don't delay, call today and let us inspect your existing skylight or be the team you trust to install a new one for you.
If you are looking for Jacksonville leak detection then please call 904.262.ROOF or complete our online request form.
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