A skylight in a home can really add warmth and an amber glow that can turn an ordinary room into something magical. The warmth of exterior sunlight can add so much to a room but it doesn’t come without it’s set of problems however. For many home owners the thought of having a skylight is great until they start having problems with them. Getting skylight repair in Grosse Ile Michigan will stop many problems but most home owners typically don’t really understand problems with the skylight and the problems that can occur. In this article I’ll go over some common problems associated with a skylight and why you may want to have a roofing contractor inspect yours and repair it as well.
There are many different types and models of skylights and solar tubes that are available today. While most are still mounted on the roofing surface there are models which are located under eaves which have their own set of problems. In this article I’ll discuss only the skylights that are located on the roofing surface and also solar tubes as well which basically pipe sunlight into your home. Both of these skylights may have similar problems and some are specific which I’ll go over in more details below and also include some tips for skylight repair in Grosse Ile Michigan.
Determine if The Skylight is Leaking
It may seem like a question that is blindly obvious but actually for many home owners they don’t even know their skylight is leaking water and damaging their homes. Most people think about a roof leak with water pouring in and spilling all over the floor. However, with a skylight a leak can look much different. Since the leak will likely start small you may not even notice the leak when it starts. If your skylight is located on a cathedral ceiling the water may run down the ceiling to the edge of the wall. And if you’re like most people you will not really look up at your ceiling every day especially for taller ceilings.
Sometimes you won’t see any water coming from the skylight but there is a way to determine if it has been leaking. Usually when a skylight starts leaking a brown stain will surround the area that has water damage. The larger the area the worse the leak is. So if you notice one of these spots around your skylight or anywhere on your ceilings be sure to get roof inspection quickly to determine the problem and get skylight repair in Grosse Ile Michigan to stop the leak.
So if you notice one of these spots around your skylight or anywhere on your ceilings be sure to get roof inspection quickly to determine the problem and get skylight repair in Grosse Ile Michigan to stop the leak.
Getting an Annual Roof Inspection
Another way to ensure your skylight is functioning properly is to get an annual roof inspection done. A roofing expert will examine your roof including areas such as a skylight or solar tube and if damage is apparent or it looks suspicious they will reseal the area to ensure there is not a roof leak there. Also you’ll need to get a roof inspection if you suspect a roofing leak on your home.
Problems That Occur with the Skylight
Many times the seal on the exterior of the skylight will fail allowing water to pass through. Sometimes resealing the area is enough to stop the leak and prevent any further damage to your home. However other problems may occur with the skylight itself which can allow water into the home. One problem that you may experience with a skylight is condensation building up on the glass and then falling down. This usually occurs when the glass seal is broken which means the skylight will likely need to be replaced.
Get a Professional Roofing Contractor to Repair the Skylight
Allowing a roof leak to continue in your home can cause all sorts of damage. If you have a roofing problem or need skylight repair in Grosse Ile Michigan be sure to call Downriver Roofers to get a roofing inspection done quickly. You can reach them at 734-548-9919