Skylights remain a favorite among many homeowners because of the many distinct advantages they offer. For one thing, they help increase your home’s access to natural light, giving any room they’re installed in a cheerful, more spacious feel. Plus, having skylights installed can add market value to your property. But like most exterior home components, they’ll take damage over time, requiring you to invest in new ones.
The trusted steep and flat roofing company, Done-Right Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. shares some of the warning signs that should prompt a skylight replacement.
- Discoloration. Have you noticed your skylights have become discolored and murky? These indicate that your units are getting older. The discoloration is usually represented by a yellowish tint on the glass, which hampers the skylights from allowing a sufficient amount of natural light to stream into your home. You should also check for bubbles along the drywall surrounding the skylights.
- Cracked glass. Hailstones and wind-blown debris can damage your skylight upon impact, creating a spiderweb of cracks on the glass. These cracks are not only unsightly–they also allow rainwater to pass through and leak into your home. If this is the case with yours, turn promptly to a reliable roof repair and skylight installation expert like Done-Right Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. for the necessary solution.
- Obvious aging. The life expectancy of skylights varies, but it’s generally a good idea to have them replaced after 10 years. When yours are nearing that age (and already look it), you might want to consider getting new ones for your home.
- Condensation. Fogging or “sweating” on your skylights usually means a serious issue with their sealant. A damaged seal increases the potential of roof leaks since the joints between the skylight and the roof are one of the system’s most vulnerable areas.
Done-Right Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. is not just your go-to company for metal roofing installation–we can also handle your skylight replacement needs. With our top-tier options from VELUX®, we’ll help you maximize your home’s access to natural light. We proudly serve Campbellville, ON and the Greater Toronto area. Call us today at (905) 875-2888 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.