Skylights are a romantic idea; it’s easy to see why homeowners love them. Yet homeowners who have lived with skylights that experienced problems have a less rosy view of these home improvements. If your skylights have problems, it’s important to fix them before they fail. Learn how our team can fix four common skylight issues.
Common Skylight Problems
A skylight allows extra light into your home, along with UV rays that cause eventual home wear and tear. A skylight on the sunny side of your house lets in three times more light than a comparable window, due to its location on the roof. Over time, this means uneven fading of furniture, rugs, artwork, and more.
While terrariums are pretty to look at, you wouldn’t want to live in one. Yet if your skylight gets condensation, you may well feel like you’re in a terrarium. Nowadays, skylights come with condensation channels that allow water to seep out of the skylight, preventing condensation. If the channel is clogged with debris, your skylights will fog over.
Debris, leaves, or even layers of snow and ice can increase pressure around your skylight. This may cause a leak, leaving you with property damage. Poor quality skylights are likelier to leak as a result of failure; once this happens, these must be replaced by energy-efficient units.
While it’s rare for a new skylight to fail, if the window was improperly installed you may experience condensation and leaks.
How Brandstetter’s KangaRoof Fixes Problematic Skylights
At Brandstetter’s KangaRoof, we use the VELUX brand of skylights, which are backed with a manufacturer’s warranty. We also offer some of the best guarantees in the business for our materials and labor. If anything goes wrong with your skylights, we’ll make things right.
VELUX manufactures high-quality installation kits. Combined with secure flashing to attach the skylight to your roof, the kit delivers a proper fit for peace of mind. We can also add shades to skylights, to prevent wear and tear from UV rays.
If you’re worried about leaks, we can add self-flashing to your skylight. An oversized flange with extra water channels, self-flashing directs water off your skylight and away from the roof to keep leak and condensation issues at bay.
Have you experienced any of these skylight problems? If so, contact us today to get a free quote for skylight replacement or repair.