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Is Your Skylight Leaking? Here’s How To Prevent Skylight Leaks

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A skylight can make a beautiful addition to any room for natural light and style, but when a skylight leaks, it can be a major hassle. Leaks from a skylight can cause water damage to your roof and property, so they need to be addressed quickly.

In this article, we’ll discuss how you can determine the source of skylight leaks and how to fix the problem.

Make Sure the Skylight Is Completely Shut

It may seem simple, but ensuring that your skylight is completely shut is the first step to take when you notice a leak. Usually, skylights have a fairly firm and tight closure, and if you don’t close it properly and create a tight seal, water can seep into your home. Before you determine if your skylight needs repair, open and shut it again, ensuring that it’s closed completely.

Look for Condensation

Another issue that may seem like a leak is a condensation issue. If water accumulates on or around your skylight, you may have an issue with ventilation. Check that there’s no debris near the weep holes and clear any obstructions that may limit airflow in this area to see if the condensation goes away.

Inspect the Rubber Gasket

Your skylight has a rubber seal around it that helps protect water from entering your home. If this seal is damaged, moldy, or has deteriorated, it will no longer function reliably and will allow water through the opening. In these situations, you’ll likely need to replace the rubber gasket in order to fix the issue. It’s best to call a professional to perform skylight repairs.

Examine for Cracks

Another way that water can enter your home through a skylight is through cracks. If there are any cracks in the glass of the window, water can get inside your home. Visible cracks mean that your skylight will need to be replaced in order to fix the leaking issue.

Check the Roof Flashing

The flashing around windows and fixtures is used to seal areas of your roof and protect it from the elements. If you have a skylight leak, water might be getting under the flashing due to damage, rust, or deteriorated sealant. In these circumstances, a roofing contractor will need to repair, replace, or reseal the flashing. These experts can provide the services you need to resolve the leak and restore your roof’s protection.

Rely On BRAX Roofing for Skylight Services in Maryland, DC & Northern VA

If your skylight is leaking, turn to BRAX Roofing for reliable skylight and roofing services. With more than a decade of experience, our local team is proud to provide best-in-class service throughout Maryland and Northern Virginia.

With our 100% satisfaction guarantee and 25-year workmanship warranty, we run our business with the core values of honesty, integrity, and responsibility. Plus, we offer free estimates and senior and military discounts, so you’ll get unbeatable service at great value. 

Don’t let a leaking skylight lead to serious water damage. Call 301-469-4880 now to schedule skylight repair services!

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