Diagnosing Skylight Leaks
It is not always an easy decision about whether you should repair or replace a skylight in your home. Below are a few general “rules of thumb” that might help you make a more informed decision. Our trained roofing contractors will give you sound and honest advice as to your best options for your skylight leak problems.
When To Repair
You may only need repair if:
- * Your skylight and roof systems are relatively new (5 years old or less) and it only leaks occasionally. In these instances your roof is a prime candidate for skylight repair
- * It is leaking around the skylight and all that is needed is proper sealing.
When To Replace
If your skylight is cracked or broken, it should be replaced. Typically if your house or skylight is 12-15 years or older and/or your skylight is leaking consistently, the decision to replace your skylight might be the wisest choice.
If the above situation describes you and you decide to repair your skylight, please bear the following in mind: While it may be the lowest cost option in the short run, you may find yourself throwing away your hard earned money by needing to repair the skylight more than once. It might be best to take those funds and invest in a new skylight.
When to Call a Trained Professional
Anytime is the right time to call a trained professional to evaluate your situation. Whether you just need to be assured that your skylight system is in good working order or you suspect a leak that can do extensive damage to your home, J-Conn Roofing is here to help. As we stated above, we will give you sound and honest advice as to the best options to find and repair any leaks your skylight may have. Call us today at 512-479-0510 or fill out the form to the right of this post and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.