Is Your Skylight Letting In More Than Sunshine?

Posted on June 14, 2015 · Posted in Roof Maintenance, Roofing Safety

One of the most common residential roofing repairs is fixing a skylight leak. A leaking skylight is not only an eyesore; it can be an indication of much more serious, hidden damage.

If there are signs that a skylight is leaking, don’t wait to find and fix the problem. In a number of cases, a leak around a skylight is actually an indication of overarching in the roof, which requires more extensive repairs.

Diagnosing a Skylight Leak

The first step is to find the leak’s source. This will require a comprehensive inspection. In most cases, calling a professional will be necessary because the source of a leak can often be difficult to find. They will also be able to determine if the leak is actually excessive condensation that has moved to the underside of the glass and dripped to the interior of the glass. This is usually seen when the weather is colder and the skylight is in damper locations, such as the kitchen or bathroom.

If the skylight opens, then it is important to ensure it is fully closed and that the weather seals are still in good condition. When you call a roofer, they will inspect other potential causes of a leak, including the roof penetrations or vent flashing.

Calling for Professional Help

Don’t ignore a leaking skylight. Call a roofing company to inspect all the potential causes and ensure that the underlying problem is found and repaired. This is important to prevent the same issue from occurring again.

For a skylight inspection, contact Horch Roofing in Warren, Maine, at 207-273-1111. The folks at Horch Roofing can help determine the underlying issue and what can be done to prevent similar issues down the road. They understand skylights and how to ensure they remain in good condition and that they let in just light, not water or wind.