A skylight is a beautiful addition and, if it was correctly designed and installed, it will not cause leaks. However, in some cases, there are different problems that may occur, allowing water to find its way in.
Here are some of the most common:
Your skylight is not properly fitted
In this case, considering that rain comes right down on it, the skylight may allow leaks. To prevent installation errors, you must always hire a professional licensed roofer, with a long experience in roofing and skylight installation. There is always a little risk that something may go wrong, but at least a good roofer stands behind its work and offers warranties. This way, installation problems will be fixed with no additional costs.
Lack of proper insulation
If your skylight was not well insulated, you will deal with condensation on the glass, because of the warm air that rises and touches this cold surface. In this case, we are not talking about a real leak, but rather about the negative effects of moisture, which can be prevented by adding adequate insulation.
The flashing is damaged
A skylight is a roof penetration so, naturally, it will be protected by flashing. If this essential component gets damaged, it can cause leaks. The good news is that flashing is easy to replace by companies such as CLC Roofing of Southlake, so get on the schedule and have it replaced.