How To Prevent Skylight Leaks

May 19th, 2014

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Skylights are an amazing addition to a room, as they let natural light in and allow that beautiful and comfortable light to permeate the room. Skylights offer light in the home and can therefore reduce electricity bills by cutting down on artificial light usage during daylight hours. Skylights are often installed during the initial building stages of a home or building, but sometimes are added to certain rooms during renovations or restructuring.

Properly installing skylights is essential to their function, and to the proper maintenance of the overall home. The skylight is installed in conjunction with roofing, because the skylight needs to be sealed correctly with the roof to ensure that there are no leaks present. For this reason, it is essential to hire a professional to install skylights and to finish the roofing that surrounds the skylight.

Aside from hiring a professional to install the skylight, it is also important to regularly monitor the skylight for any leaks or damage. If the roof has damage due to weather conditions or regular wear and tear, the skylight sealing may be affected as well. It is important to have a roofing expert examine not only the roofing but also the areas around the skylight.

Skylights should also be sealed correctly to ensure that no water seeps into the spaces between the roof and the skylight. Proper sealant applied by a professional should prevent any of these issues from arising. And should issues arise, a professional can easily troubleshoot the issues and make repairs and necessary adjustments.

Skylight leaks are sometimes inevitable, especially if they occur as a result of inclement weather and other unforeseen challenges. But, with the assistance of 604 Fix Leak in Vancouver, any skylight problems can be mended, allowing you to enjoy the additional natural light.


For Plumbing, Restoration Services, leak detection, or repairs in the Greater Vancouver area, contact 604 Fix Leak. Our technicians are close by and ready to help.