When you notice your skylight is leaking, it’s important to have a professional repair it. You should avoid handling the problem yourself even if you are handy with home repairs.
The first thing you’re going to want to do is dry out the space between your ceiling and the affected skylight as much as possible. If this is not done, water can eventually find its way into your living space which will cause extensive damage that’s costly to fix later. Once this has been done it’s time for a professional to begin repairing the skylight using these steps:
- Staple plastic sheeting over the leaky area of your roof
- Place flashing material on top of sealer above where the skylight meets the roof. If you can’t locate the flashing material you should try to caulk around the skylight instead
- Place silicone sealant around where your skylight meets your roof
- Cover the leaky area of your skylight with aluminum flashing or other sealed materials that are watertight.
Skylight repairs are straightforward and easy for a professional. However, if the damage is too extensive, then we will need to replace the whole unit.
Hire Golden Hands
If your skylight is too damaged, it can be replaced by a roofing company. Luckily, there are many ways to get the job done right. You should always hire professionals for major repairs or replacements because they have the tools and experience necessary to do the job correctly. Also, schedule maintenance visits on an annual basis in order to avoid incurring serious repair costs later down the line. Give Golden Hands a call at (631) 877-8338 today for guidance on what need be done and a free estimate on the project.
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