Fix leaking skylight is a serious issue that requires the attention of a professional contractor. If not fixed, water damage from the inside out can cause some major problems with your roof and ceilings, as well as create mold issues in your home. Skylights are designed to let light into rooms where there are no windows. They provide natural light through their design that allows them to open like an aperture or opening on an SL camera lens. We at Golden Hands would like to explain what causes skylights to leak and how you can properly maintain them so they last as long as possible.
Why can a skylight leak?
Sklyights can leak for many reasons, but here are the common causes we witness:
- the skylight frame may be damaged from wear and tear, time could have degraded the seal.
- The flashing around the skylight isn’t up to par or leaking itself. This is a common issue that happens over time.
- Flashing is not installed properly
- skylight has aged/ experienced normal “wear and tear” and needs to be replaced
Can I fix it myself?
While you might be able to temporarily stop a leaking skylight with some caulking, what will eventually happen is your leaking problem will resurface once again in no time at all after multiple seasons of leaking water into your home. If you feel confident enough to attempt fixing your leaking skylight, know that there are plenty of things that can go wrong if not performed properly, such as leaking water into your home even more.
What can I expect from Golden Hands?
Golden Hands has been serving the East Hampton area for a long time and we make sure to take care of all our clients with professional workmanship and customer service. We will inspect your leaking skylight, assess any damage that needs to be repaired, provide an estimate if needed, and get going on the proper repair right away so you won’t have to worry about leaking water into your house anymore! Call Golden Hands at (631) 877-8338 or visit our Google Reviews today!
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