Why is my Skylight Leaking?
A skylight is a clever architectural feature to bring light into dark rooms. While skylights can be a beautiful feature, they have one major downside – leaks. A leaky skylight can lead to major property damage if not repaired correctly.
The best way to identify a leak is through inspection. Sometimes with high levels of humidity and the use of air conditioning, skylights can experience excessive condensation that will drip down the glass. This is not a major problem and can usually be fixed with some anti-fogging spray.
If your skylight can open, it is important to make sure debris like leaves, sticks, and dirt, are not obstructing your skylight and keeping it from sealing properly.
Additionally, weather seals age with time and exposure to the sun and water. Damaged and worn out weather seals are one of the most common causes of a leaking skylight. It is also a simple repair to replace the seals.
The second most common cause of leaking skylights is damage to insulated glass and the point where the glass meets the frame. The only way to repair cracked glass is to replace the skylight.
Sometimes, your skylight may not be the problem at all. If your roof is sloped, shingles or tiles are damaged, the skylight can allow water in when it travels down your roof.
If you are experiencing a leaky roof, skylight, or any other water damage to your home, SERVPRO of West Erie County is happy to help! We can restore any water damage, as well as repair your roof. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Do not hesitate to give us a call! (814) 806 1987
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