Skylights are typically installed on the roof which means they will face the brunt of harsh weather. While a professionally installed skylight will last for many years over time it will be subject to wear that can result in damage that necessitates repairs.
What is Skylight Repair?
Skylight repair is the process by which damaged or worn skylights are fixed or replaced. Extensive maintenance isn’t always necessary; sometimes all that a skylight needs is good cleaning. As it is situated on the roof it will be exposed to wind, rain, snow and the accumulation of debris, which over time will compromise its performance. Ideally, a skylight should be cleaned every few months, but for homeowners who don’t have the time or inclination professionals can be hired.
When Do You Need Skylight Repair in New Jersey?
Some of the instances where NJ homeowners require skylight repair services include:
- Incorrect sealing: During skylight installation, it is absolutely essential for proper sealing to be applied. Unfortunately, many roofers do not perform adequately sealing, and when this is the case the skylight will be vulnerable to both leakage and condensation. Both the skylight and surrounding area must be sealed which includes every shingle seam. Open seams will cause problems sooner or later. A skylight that is incorrectly sealed will produce a drafty interior.
- Cracking: If cracks are present in a skylight, this is something that must be corrected as soon as possible. While fixing the crack or glazing will often be enough, there are occasions when this is not sufficient, and when it will be necessary to replace the entire skylight. It largely depends on the material that the skylight is comprised of, as well as the size of the crack and whether or not it’s leaking.
- Leakage: This is a common problem that is found with skylights, and it usually results from a failure to correctly install flashing, which is responsible for directing moisture and water away from the skylight. While some leaks can be repaired with ease, it may also be necessary to install a new skylight altogether, particularly if the existing skylight is old. Identifying leaks requires a keen eye, and most homeowners don’t know they’re present until water begins landing on the floor or on their head. As soon as leaks are detected help should be requested.
Why Choose Affordable Home Services for NJ Skylight Repair?
Affordable Home Services is New Jersey’s premier construction firm that specializes in both exterior and interior structures and we have been in business since 1947. Our business longevity is attributed to our extraordinary skills and industry expertise. The skylight materials we carry have been extensively tested to ensure they can withstand the rigors of the Tri-State climate while also providing an array of choices for colors and styles. We don’t cut corners when it comes to construction and our excellent reviews, track record and GAF Master Elite certification are testament to this.
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